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BRASSTURTLE
05-22-2007, 01:00 PM
Good Day everyone & S!

Last Friday, I got to experience the joy of flight for the first time. On my 34th my lovely wife had a plan cooked up for me. After breakfast she presented me with a copy of Second to None, which I found on this forum.
We then went for a short drive downtown to take a tour of the LST325.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/LST325.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/LSTSTERN40.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/LSTPORT20MM.jpg

An excellent way to spend an hour & $10.00. I will post more pics later. ( I am at work now.)
The tour guide stated that they were looking at giving Higgins boat rides, & possibly LST rides later this summer.

But the best part came later when we drove out to the airport & I got to fly for the first time. (My '73 Impala did not count.)
ME taking off:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/TAKEOFF.jpg

I had never been up in an aircraft, so I was completely blown away by the whole thing.
I got to take off from the same runway that launched over 6000 P-47 Thunderbolts & came in over the plant where they were built.
It was a beautiful, clear day providing for a rather bumpy flight. Simming is great, but if you can get an intro flight, spend the money.
Mine cost $59 plus listening to the flight school sales pitch. Time & money well spent.

Thanks for your time.

Turtle

BRASSTURTLE
05-22-2007, 01:00 PM
Good Day everyone & S!

Last Friday, I got to experience the joy of flight for the first time. On my 34th my lovely wife had a plan cooked up for me. After breakfast she presented me with a copy of Second to None, which I found on this forum.
We then went for a short drive downtown to take a tour of the LST325.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/LST325.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/LSTSTERN40.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/LSTPORT20MM.jpg

An excellent way to spend an hour & $10.00. I will post more pics later. ( I am at work now.)
The tour guide stated that they were looking at giving Higgins boat rides, & possibly LST rides later this summer.

But the best part came later when we drove out to the airport & I got to fly for the first time. (My '73 Impala did not count.)
ME taking off:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/TAKEOFF.jpg

I had never been up in an aircraft, so I was completely blown away by the whole thing.
I got to take off from the same runway that launched over 6000 P-47 Thunderbolts & came in over the plant where they were built.
It was a beautiful, clear day providing for a rather bumpy flight. Simming is great, but if you can get an intro flight, spend the money.
Mine cost $59 plus listening to the flight school sales pitch. Time & money well spent.

Thanks for your time.

Turtle

John_Wayne_
05-22-2007, 01:02 PM
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JZG_Thiem
05-22-2007, 01:29 PM
happy b-day fellow "18/05er" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Taylortony
05-22-2007, 01:30 PM
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Matt812931993
05-22-2007, 01:49 PM
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BillyTheKid_22
05-22-2007, 02:48 PM
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