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View Poll Results: Are you afraid of flying?
Yes, I'm too terrified to fly 0 0%
I'm nervous about flying but I do what I have to 6 24.00%
No, it's not an issue 19 76.00%
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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 04:35 PM
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As they define it, yes. I find that the more like an actual crop duster you can sound, the far better the effect for the the effort expended.
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love flying, except for economy class which I have only flown in once - never again.

I have loved flying for as long as I can remember, my first flight on an airline was when I was 3, I have racked up millions of miles.

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Continental started this neat thing on their frequent flier program where they keep track of your "lifetime miles." I thought I had more to tell you the truth, because I joined OnePass back in the Eastern Airlines days and have bounced around between Silver Elite and Platinum since then. Still, I "only" had 620,000 miles. So with all airlines I guess I have a little over a million.

Never really had any incidents other than a few go arounds a sudden steep bank over the Atlantic. Had a few emergency stopovers for medical reasons (other people).

What I really fear is the center seat in coach. After flying around the world (Cleveland, Chicago, San Fran, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Frankfurt, London, Wash DC, Cleveland) virtually in a center seat every leg, it damaged me permanently.

And I've noticed I've become very annoyed by other passengers as of late. Either they are incredibly stupid and unaware or I'm getting crotchety in my old age.
What is this center seat of which you speak? You need a better travel agent. I always get emergency row, window or aisle, depending on if I am planning on working or sleeping.

And I have noticed that everyone is getting more pissy on planes. I think the gauntlet that folks are required to go through has just preconditioned us toward edginess once we get boxed in.

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On commercial flights I have had one abnormal landing. All hydraulics went out on a BAE146 after we left O'Hare. We spent an hour in a lazy circle dumping fuel into Lake Michigan then landed at Grissom AFB in northern Indiana with crash equipment lining the very nice long runway.

On military flights I have had one E8 that had an electrical fire in the cockpit that required a somewhat busy altitude change from 40,000 to Riyadh. Being in the back, we just turned on one of the receivers so we could hear the CF going on between ground and cockpit.

In my 182 I have had one flight were I had to put down after the electronics all went away. Had to actually fly by how I learned. Dang that.

Other than that, I have had very uneventful flying. [we won't go into halo jumps]

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On commercial flights I have had one abnormal landing. All hydraulics went out on a BAE146 after we left O'Hare. We spent an hour in a lazy circle dumping fuel into Lake Michigan then landed at Grissom AFB in northern Indiana with crash equipment lining the very nice long runway.

On military flights I have had one E8 that had an electrical fire in the cockpit that required a somewhat busy altitude change from 40,000 to Riyadh. Being in the back, we just turned on one of the receivers so we could hear the CF going on between ground and cockpit.

In my 182 I have had one flight were I had to put down after the electronics all went away. Had to actually fly by how I learned. Dang that.

Other than that, I have had very uneventful flying. [we won't go into halo jumps]
Wow, just wow. I wish my life was as interesting as yours.
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Bear, I do not believe clkman knows what your referring to, as far as Halo's at least that my impression.
I think that McBear's life is way more interesting than mine.
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Wow, just wow. I wish my life was as interesting as yours.
That is not all that interesting. Just an hour or so slice.

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I think that McBear's life is way more interesting than mine.
and way more stressful sometimes. I have been lucky to have been in good positions to do fun stuff. And sometimes too stupid to say no.

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and way more stressful sometimes. I have been lucky to have been in good positions to do fun stuff. And sometimes too stupid to say no.
to that second helping at "Joe Bologna's"?
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to that second helping at "Joe Bologna's"?
that too.

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