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Old 02-18-2020, 06:22 PM
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Congratulations to your son.

That sure likes like where I took my check ride a long time ago!

Of course, having a World Champion Glider Pilot nearby helped I'm guessing.
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:43 PM
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Congrats Max and Jerry, thatís awesome!
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:53 PM
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Awesome! I just got my rating at 42 years old. I sure wish I would have started earlier. Huge Congrats!
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:14 PM
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Quick 3 ship run for petrol to Lago Vista on a beautiful day! Only bad thing was no pics of the photo ship!

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Old 02-19-2020, 04:34 AM
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So on Friday I went up on a silly flight. I was just intending on going up for a quick 20-30 minute aerobatic ride. I checked the weather and the winds aloft. I noticed the winds up high were howling, a 60 knot westerly wind. It seems like most of time on cross country, Iím facing a significant headwind instead of riding an enormous tailwind.

I decided to change the missionís objective from getting the blood flowing with aerobatics to capitalizing on the tailwind just to say I did it. It ended up being a 17 minute flight up to 13.5 for a few minutes and back down. Silly, I know, but I still had fun!

Level flight with a tailwind. Nice!


Level flight into the headwind just to see if I could get it stopped. It wasnít until I got back down and looked at the picture more carefully, that I realized I was actually going backwards! I was facing west in this picture, but tracking East.


This one is in a descent. Itís the fastest ground speed Iíve ever seen. Yes, I am aware of the Vne and true airspeed limits.



Some you VAF old timers may remember my son looking like this:


Sunday was a big day for him. He earned his Glider Private Pilot certificate! We are so proud of him!


Jerry,

I ran into you at Chilhowee Glider port this past summer while hanging out at my tiny house. Since talking to you, I have gotten my airplane back from paint and looks awesome. Thinking of maybe getting my glider rating this summer. Hope to cross paths again someday. kenny
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:05 AM
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Jerry....you are a lucky Man/Dad.
Congrats to your Son.
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Old 02-19-2020, 11:17 PM
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Flying backwards sounds like aerobatics to me :-) Nice one !
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:57 AM
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Jerry,

Please pass on my congratulations to Max. I absolutely remember him as the cool kid in the picture. He was always my favorite person to see when I visited FFC. He has grown up to be a very impressive young man, and already quite an accomplished pilot.

Keith
I sure did Keith. Max appreciates your kind words very much. And he absolutely remembers you as the cool adult that would ďplayĒ with and interact with him. You always paid so much attention to him and he remembers that vividly. We miss seeing you around FFC! I hope youíre doing well.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:00 AM
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Jerry,

I ran into you at Chilhowee Glider port this past summer while hanging out at my tiny house. Since talking to you, I have gotten my airplane back from paint and looks awesome. Thinking of maybe getting my glider rating this summer. Hope to cross paths again someday. kenny
Hi Kenny,

I sure do remember you. Max is still planning on continuing with gliders, so weíll see you there this summer for sure.

Congratulations on getting your airplane painted. Got pic? Come on by FFC sometime.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:08 AM
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Jerry....you are a lucky Man/Dad.
Congrats to your Son.
Yes, I am very aware how lucky I am and thankful to have a son to share our common passion. Thanks to the RV; it has allowed us to enjoy many, many aviation adventures for over a decade. Iím looking forward to the day when he takes off solo in the RV-8.
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