Hanging Up My Wings

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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby Scooper » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:40 pm

TimTaylor wrote:Once I get a new Flight Review and pay another year's insurance, I can simply play it month to month and continue flying as long as I fly enough to stay safe and don't feel like I'm simply burning through money for no logical purpose.

That makes perfect sense to me. I'm glad you're hanging in there.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:59 pm

Just got home from another successful and fun flight in the SkyCatcher. This time was for a $303 pimento cheese sandwich at KGMU. I took my Mooney friend with me, so we departed with 18 gallons (3/4 tanks) and added 6 gallons before starting home. I prefer not to get below 1/2 tanks. Had to dodge a few rain showers flying back into KGVL, but not a problem.

Flying is so addictive.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Had a fun flight today in the Remos GX. Flew from KHKY to BQ1 and back for a $286 BBQ plate. I try to fly the Remos whenever my wife and I are in NC visiting relatives.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Which model Remos? I recently did a flight in a G3 600.

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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 pm

It's a 2009 GX. It's an OK little airplane and pretty well equipped.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:26 pm

$375 cheeseburger and banana pudding today at KFQD. It might not have been worth the price were it not for the pudding.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Good to hear Tim. It’s very depressing here in the northeast, nothing but low ceilings and mist or rain. I sat in my hanger with my wonder dog and ate a sandwich the Mrs made me. Oh and I updated my G3X’s software. Total cost for the day $0.

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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby Warmi » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:08 am

TimTaylor wrote:$375 cheeseburger and banana pudding today at KFQD. It might not have been worth the price were it not for the pudding.


Well, you got pretty expensive taste ... :D

I am currently sitting at Oshkosh , came here for a weekend EAA course on how to work/fix composites.
Was hoping to fly in but there was a weekend long TFR for some kind of air show so ended up with a 3 hours drive hehe...
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:58 pm

OK, once again, I'm going to try to break this crazy, expensive flying habit. Now that I have a fresh flight review, one-year paid insurance, and one-year paid iFly subscription, I will see if I can taper down my flying during the next year. We'll see.
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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby Jim Hardin » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:39 am

Hang in there Tim for as long as you can!

Don't know If my flying is done. Started Chemo yesterday, second lung cancer treatment in 10 years. Agent Orange, the gift that just keeps on giving :|

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Re: Hanging Up My Wings

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:37 pm

Thanks Jim. Good luck with your chemo. I went through that in 2011. Six rounds of CHOP and six rounds of Rituxan, followed by 8 rounds of maintenance Rituxan over a 2 year period. Just waiting to do it again. I was supposed to be dead by 2012, but I fooled them.

The lead singer in my band died two years ago from agent orange induced Alzheimer's. He was only 69.
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