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    As part of my RAF cadet training, we drove all the way to Yeovelton airbase, and could fly a 'tutor' plane for 40 minutes. (with an instructor (but without the qualifications!! :D))

    That doesn't sound like much, but it really blows you away.

    When you see a city from so high up, everything is so tiny, it was raining over Bristol and the Severn Bridge, and I could see both at the same time, the rain looked like a really dark cloud, but it was on the ground.

    The instructor did a loop, a barrel roll, and a -G thing where he flew up then nosedived for a few seconds, causing everything to start floating around (including me, my seatbelt wasn't tight enough :D)

    I hope this doesn't sound boastful, but it was just so cool I had to share it!!! :D
    <<<<Magic!!




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    Oh, man, when I was in high school, my friend's dad took us up in his Cessna and let us fly it. A plane is so much better than any roller coaster!

    I can only imagine how much fun it would be in a military trainer!
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      Re: Flying a Plane!!!!

      Plane = :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D /10
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        Fun isn't it?!

        I've been flying for years. It's only been until recently we haven't had a hangered plane ready to go. We had an order for a Mustang but cancelled it when there got to be so much competition in the VLJ arena- not sure what we'll go with now.

        Haven't been on a military trainer.. but I've been on Fat Albert!
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          Re: Flying a Plane!!!!

          Originally posted by P8riot View Post
          Haven't been on a military trainer.. but I've been on Fat Albert!
          You flew it? Or just flew in it? Did it do a jet assisted take off? I can only imagine what that must be like!
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            Re: Flying a Plane!!!!

            This Fat Albert,

            or This one...

            (Sorry , couldn't resist...) :row__523:
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              Re: Flying a Plane!!!!

              Flying is a Bug for those who experience it and enjoy it, I find once a Pilot............Always a Pilot.

              as such I'm working on my pilot's Liscence :), and actually Tomorrow I have a lesson Scheduled in Cessna 3144 Victor http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0886618/L/ of witch has a NAV II Avionics package http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0779325/L/, Although I have 3-4 hours logged in the much nicer G1000 Avionics Package http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1004252/L/. Keep flying :)

              P.S. That -G thing is a Stall =P.

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                Re: Flying a Plane!!!!

                Originally posted by CingularDuality View Post
                You flew it? Or just flew in it? Did it do a jet assisted take off? I can only imagine what that must be like!
                Just in it at an airshow - they used to fill some of the empty seats with press and VIP's for the JATO at airshows. I wasn't a show 'VIP' or anything but was in the right place at the right time and knew the Line Boss.
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                  Re: Flying a Plane!!!!

                  Originally posted by gunjunkie View Post
                  This Fat Albert,

                  or This one...

                  (Sorry , couldn't resist...) :row__523:
                  No comment. LOLz!
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