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    That was great. Thanks!
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    Fun!
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    Dave, you get to have way too much fun at "work".

    How would you compare flying these planes to what you were flying at "work"?
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    That was fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Dave, you get to have way too much fun at "work".

    How would you compare flying these planes to what you were flying at "work"?
    Passengers are a PITA.

    Flying the warbirds is the fulfillment of a dream. But the operational judgement you learn as an airline pilot is directly transferable.
    hands and feet, they get rusty in the airliners. But most airline pilots demonstrate a great deal of precision, especially when the chips are down, and that comes across well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    Passengers are a PITA.
    Mooo... The cattle salute you just the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    Flying the warbirds is the fulfillment of a dream. But the operational judgement you learn as an airline pilot is directly transferable.
    hands and feet, they get rusty in the airliners. But most airline pilots demonstrate a great deal of precision, especially when the chips are down, and that comes across well too.
    I was thinking that the relative simplicity of the systems in the older planes must be somewhat refreshing. There used to be a commercial pilot who kept an anonymous blog who commented on the Airbus he flew having a mode he liked where it was like the flying he started out with and reminded him of the Piper Cub he started in. I think he must have been exaggerating more than a bit.
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    You have the best toys! Thanks for sharing.

    I love the gear indicators, those are a bit of low tech genius.

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    Wow, that was fun!

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    Thank you!
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    Woah! My son has a projector device in his garage/man cave. I watched this on an 8 foot high screen. I got airsick!
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    I'll be putting this on the big TV for the kids.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Loops and Rolls in a P-40 Kittyhawk

    Very cool.

    From the previous generation showing how unprepared we were - My Father's memoir

    "Christmas Day 1941. I was ordered to sit out in a P-40 for six hours, prepared to take off to defend the City of San Francisco if the Japanese launched anouther sneak attack. They hadn't give me any instructions but they gave me a manual to tell me how to fly the P-40 and how to shoot the machine guns. So I sat in the cockpit on a drizzly, misty, rainy day reading the instructions, trying to check myself on the P-40."

    Dad eventually got checked out, got five hours of in-flight training. Just before being shipped to the Pacific names from the middle of the alphabet were picked to go to Portland Oregon to form the 16th Squadron of the 64th Troop Carrier Group.

    Dad got one more hour on the P-40.

    During the Africa campaign Dad was General Doolittle's pilot. At one forward base they were strafed. General Doolittle, angered, sprinted towards three P-40 that had not been shot up with his Exec right behind. Dad followed his general and the three took off abreast. Dad always said he was glad they didn't catch up because he never did figure out how to clear the guns.

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