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    The view out of the office window takes some beating
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie your aircraft to the largest heaviest object available. The planet Earth meets these requirements and is readily available in all locations.
    Rule #2: The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

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    Woody - not sue what you meant by scan?, but hope all comes back with good news. I went through cancer two years back at age of 30 so after treatment I decided to follow my dream of flying! Gliding at present but will continue flexwing soon I hope.


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    Hi Rossi
    I was diagnosed three years ago had the tumour removed and had radiotherapy but my one does not go away unfortunately.
    that was the reason for buying the new quik and as you say it gives a whole new perspective on life and the inevitable.
    I have Myloma (bone cancer) which is stable at the moment but have found a new lump so another round of cat Scans etc. coming up
    I would have been sunning myself inretirement in Lanzarote but cant get medical insurance need to be clear of any treatment for 5 years apparently LOL. not going to happen when I am getting check ups every 12 weeks.
    fly high fly safe and may you always have the wind at your back
    (except when taking off or landing according to Phil )


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    Hi Woody


    Stay positive about your scan results (which I know is easier said that done). That's a real shame about Lanzarote but I hope you manage to take a good few holidays in between appointments etc.


    I'm sure your new quik will make up in some way for less time abroad flying has always been a passion for me so now I think to myself stop thinking and just DO IT!! I can only afford to fly a few times a month but at least I will be flying some rather than none.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi View Post
    Hi Woody


    Stay positive about your scan results (which I know is easier said that done).
    Well said and totally agree.
    Best wishes.


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    This may sound a bit blase after poor Nigel's passing of the same thing, but I honestly don't let it bother me as I could be run over by a bus tomorrow
    I am pissed that it has stopped my early retirement in the sun but hey ho thats life.
    As for the Quik it has gone to a new owner and I am now facing the challenge of learning to fly autogyro 11 hours in and loving it just wish I could get the MTO3 on Xplane 10 to work so I could do a bit of extra flying on that for the motor memory to set in as I have reverted to type(flexwing) once or twice, I think that got the instructors sphincter going LOL.
    I am always positive lads and thanks for kind words and hope to see all you guys at loads of fly ins over the next few years.
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    fly high fly safe and may you always have the wind at your back
    (except when taking off or landing according to Phil )

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    Good on ya Woody


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    Hi Rossi, I found that the instructor course did so much good to my flying that I ended up recommending people took it even if they didn't end up doing the test or using the rating.



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..
    and now a Tai Chi instructor

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadamBreakneck View Post
    Hi Rossi, I found that the instructor course did so much good to my flying that I ended up recommending people took it even if they didn't end up doing the test or using the rating.
    Here, here. I thoroughly second that. The first stage of training here was hugely enlightening.
    It's amazing how many things you do unconsciously when you fly. It's only when you have to explain to a total noob what to do, that you realise ....
    I would also recommend the initial training to anyone who wants to improve their piloting skills.
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie your aircraft to the largest heaviest object available. The planet Earth meets these requirements and is readily available in all locations.
    Rule #2: The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

    .


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