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Old 11-17-2013, 07:26 PM
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...Because we are diehards!


It was terrible weather today, windy as all get out, rain, nasty storms..... I made the 45 minute trek I do every other week to fly with my buddy John on the other side of Detroit today, we still braved it. I got about 3 minutes of white knuckle flying in very high winds before the rain came pounding in and fell so hard I was worried my transmitter would stop working.

Love these late season flying sessions-feels like cheating death to get a few more flights in before it's too cold to @#$% with getting alcohol on your fingers in 10 degree weather. In a few weeks we'll be relegated to burning electrons and tossing gliders, which is not a terrible lot in life but just not the same as flying something powered by Infernal Combustion.

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I guess no one told you about the tornadoes? Nice big parking lot there, which end of Detroit is it? I don't see you wearing a bulletproof vest,
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:37 AM
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I had heard there would be storms, but you have to understand that it's gotta be pretty bad before we don't fly I can't think of too many times in the last 10 years where we just went to lunch without flying first....

No bulletproof vest needed in Roseville, but I do go armed pretty much any time I am not at work.

John has been robbed at gunpoint while flying before he met me, lost his wallet and the plane. My head is on a swivel any time I am in Wayne county. Roseville is NE of Detroit, I live in the NW in a quiet little village on a lake-been in my house only since late August.
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Dave...it looks like you are standing on a massive Corian countertop that just got hosed off...! Pretty slick looking pavement.
To keep from getting attacked while flying, just scatter some KFC and some 40s of King Kobra around a nearby field BEFORE the flying session as a diversion. I do something similar around here to keep the Yellow Jackets pre-occupied.
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I figured the "47th District Child Support Enforcement Unit" sheet magnet is enough to keep 'em at bay....
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Very nice P-51..!
Glad you made time to have some fun in spite of the nasty weather. When it gets really cold and wet I find that a freshly killed and hulked out cotton tail makes a nice cozy place for my hands and the TX for a couple hours of flying.
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