8 year old takes off an airplane!

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  1. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    That's right. My 8 year old grandson is out of school on Turkey vacation and we went up in a C152. I let him rotate the plane and climb out (I was on the rudder). Took him up the first couple times when he was 5 I think.

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  2. PaulS

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    Way cool, future Maverick!!
     
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    Awesome, Mark!! Love it!
     
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    Yeeesssss!!!!! Gas it up and go again!!!!
     
  5. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Oh we shall! Only negative was my son ****ed because we didn't invite him. But but it's a 2 seater son....
     
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    He's hooked, I can tell!

    Can't wait to take my granddaughter up. It will be awhile, though. She's just seven months old.
     
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    rtk11 Cleared for Takeoff

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    That. Is. Incredibly... AWESOME!! :)

    I want to take my 11 year old son up, but my wife isn't ready to "risk" both of us up in the air. Working slowly toward that.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I know you'll enjoy it immensely when you do! I do.
     
  9. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    She'll come around. Maybe let a CFI take him up, or accompany you when you take him up. Might be worth a shot.
     
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    1RTK1 Line Up and Wait

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    COOL!!
     
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    Wonnerful!
     
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    All three of my kids were on the stick at an early age. My daughter got upset when I wouldn't let her fly aerobatics in the Pitts when she was 10. Sadly, now that all are adults none of them express any interest in flying.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Maybe take them up again and relight the fire in them?
     
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    That's a great idea! Got a two-hole Pitts you're willing to lend me??
     
  15. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    No but @pigpenracing does! :D
     
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    1RTK1 Line Up and Wait

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    Both my kids like flying. My son says when he gets out of school he will get his PPL, my daughter has no desire but makes me do the pencil float every time we go up...
     
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    Holy cow! Was he wearing a parachute?!
     
  18. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Nope! But I did take his weekly allowance for my CFI fee. ;):D
     
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