Brag about your life

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  1. saracelica

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    Brag about your life. I'll go first. I'm a female IR pilot, married to the same guy for 11.5 years known for 29. Work a part time job because I am learning the Argentine tango.

    Anyone else want to share?
     
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  2. flyingron

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    Live on an airpark, married to another pilot for 23 years. Used to be a pretty good swing dancer but am out of practice.
     
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    I was going to save this for the ‘not worthy of its own thread’ thread but here goes. My daughter just got accepted into medical school and is on her way to getting the Navy to pay for it all. Current plan is to be a trauma surgeon.
     
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    Evel Knievel used to hang out at my house, where I modified his street motorcycles so that his crippled body would fit, and so they would hold a golf bag.
    Everything else in my life pales in comparison.
     
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    I'm 36 and have been a pilot >50% of my life. Selling our house and buying 5.75 acres on an airpark in Ohio and have the green light that I'll get to buy a plane when we're done building. Been married for 12.5 years to an incredible wife and have an amazing 5 year old daughter. I've been truly blessed!
     
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    I'm still alive after doing enough stoopid sheet that I should be dead by now.
     
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    Getting close... It looks like I'll be able to retire and still afford to maintain and fly my own airplane! :cool:
    I get to the gym several times a week. None of the usual getting older health problems. Everything still works, and all my parameters are within normal ranges.
     
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    I'm Ted.
     
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    I've gotten to the point in my life where none of my socks have holes in them and I'm pretty proud of that.
     
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    I never met him, but I was at his attempted jump of the Snake River canyon. I was one of many locals, who, unwilling or unable to pay for a ticket to the jump venue, crowded into the narrow gap of land between the rim of the canyon and the chain link fence that held in the paying customers.

    It was friggin terrifying when his rocket disappeared into the canyon seconds after lift off and the crowd inside surged forward for a look, flattening the fence, and leaving those of us in front with nowhere to go but sideways (mostly) or over the rim (at least one person was pushed over, but was able to cling to a ledge a few feet down).

    The ramp built for the publicity photos is still there--Evel skipped town without paying a lot of bills--but the launch gantry was that was actually used by the rocket has been removed.
     
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    I'm pushing 84, still reside above the grass. I still fly, do annuals and annoy my wife who I have known since 1956.
    Oh I flew a 65 Hp Aeronca Champ across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier. (and back of course)
     
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    I'm not great enough to brag about my life. Just lucky.
     
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    I just married the woman of my dreams, we’ve been together a year and a half- she rolled her eyes at me once in Menards is the biggest fight we have ever had. She loves me and aviation- we got married at the airport even.

    I own a Cessna 140 that’s my pride and joy and have it beautifully restored. I’ve flown it to Johnson creek Idaho twice and Florida once from Michigan.

    I have 4 amazing boys 5-18, 2 great stepsons and a step daughter.

    my oldest is in the marching band at Michigan State University, my 17 year older is a varsity basketball kid and pretty darn good, my 15 year old works his arse off and is truck shopping with his own greenbacks and my little mans a great reader.

    my wife is very excited for us to sell a c150 we own and look for a fast 4 seater to have a fleet of 2, the 140 and a fast plane.

    life is good
     
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    Own a v tail bonanza. Wife wanted to get married in a hangar (didn’t work out for schedule reasons). We fly to vacations in ga when feasible. Still working on the copilot thing.
     
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    I sat in the SkyCycle wreckage, which we had displayed for a while (Evel was a friend of Rick Case, the recently departed automobile magnate.)
     
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    I’m a single middle aged male and I spend my days in my parents basement playing GATO (Atlas Destroyer) and have a deep space level 9 clearance code.
     
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    I am a pilot and the second least interesting person on PoA.
     
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    I own a PA32 and I've met the @Ted . Life is pretty good.
     
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    Male IR private pilot here, married 35 years. 3 great adult children, all successfully launched. Life is good, most of the time. Been doing a good amount of long X country trips this year and loving it.
     
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    I'm a software guy. I don't make nearly what I'm worth, but I'm starting to get there. Closing in on retirement in 5-10 years and my wife has gone through the first 3 stages of marriage - "Oh my", "Oh no", and "Oh well".

    I'm a pilot. You all already knew that, but it can't be said enough :)

    I've only gained 5 lbs during the lockdowns.
     
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    Heh - I'm definitely very lucky! Allie is fantastic.
     
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    Really? I flew a V35B for 5 years and a IO-550 powered M35 for few. I hated flying them and they are both gone and I am happy :)
    That was the most boring thing I ever did in my life is fly those airplanes. LOL!
    They are good but boring....
     
  34. eman1200

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    show off.
     
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    We certainly do! Normally I'd make jokes about not being sure she's even mine, but the poor kid looks so much like me there's not much point. Hopefully she'll look more and more like Mom as her hair gets longer. :)
     
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    Cheers
     
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