Hobbies other than flying

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by Benw, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. ETres

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    Heh, yeah it's not cheap, but it actually makes more common to sense to me to own my Cyclete vs. owning my airplane.
     
  2. Juliet Hotel

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    I saw the thread title and I thought oh interesting. Then I noticed the thread was in medical topics and I got a little nervous. Is practicing medicine a hobby now?
     
  3. EdFred

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    It would depend on why I lost my medical. I may not be able to have any hobbies depending on the reason.
     
  4. allPrimes

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    We have a lot of overlap in our Venn Diagram:

    Fitness (heavy lifting, run, bike, hike, ski), flyfishing, guitar (bluegrass, singer/songwriter stuff), hunting (including chasing grouse in the mountains), dabble in ham.
     
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  5. Tantalum

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    Skiing and sailing are the big ones. Skiing is fun for the scenery and the exhilaration, sailing is fun for being outside, being able to enjoy it with friends, and there's a good feeling when you catch the wind right too. But nothing replaces flying. If I lost my medical I'd try to get in the air in some other fashion.. hang gliding, sky diving.. who knows.
     
  6. MuseChaser

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    Evidently, my most frequently "enjoyed" "hobby" the last two months has been wrenching on airplanes..... pretty much the only "enjoyed" "hobby" the last few weeks...
     
  7. Half Fast

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    I hear that skiing is the thrill that comes once in a lifetime. Usually at the very end.
     
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    How do you know if you're good at cliff-diving? Always wanted to try it...
     
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    If you can do it more than once, you are good at it.
     
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    I like building Electronic gadgets.
    Designing and 3D printing stuff.
    I like building R/c Airplanes, not very good at flying them so I build, fix them and let me son fly them.
    I could probably get into flying R/c Sailplanes more.
    working on the house/property, seems to be lots of electrical, plumbing and construction projects to do.
    have 27 Model T than could be restored.

    Brian
     
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    When I was younger I enjoyed making tricycle motors....
     
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    Bicycling, shooting, firefighting, puttering around the house and yard trying to beat back the 'abandoned property' look.
     
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    Hunting, deer w a bow and turkey w a shotgun. Cooking/grilling, motorcycling, scuba diving.
     
  16. Tarheelpilot

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    Ham radio, bourbon, cigars and my kids.

    not in any particular order
     
  17. av8orDave

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    Kind of interesting to see the commonality in pilot hobbies...

    I'm into cycling (mountain biking and road), running, fishing, hiking, really anything outdoors.
     
  18. Tarheelpilot

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    I’m too big for one.
     
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    Sailing, shooting, woodworking, and starting to motorcycle.
     
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    Ham radio and restoring my 1959 Vespa scooter.
     
  21. Benw

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    Seems like a big theme is HAM radio here. How would I get into that? What benefits do people get from it?
     
  22. Half Fast

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    Easiest way to get started is to pass the Technician exam, buy a handheld, and start talking on the local repeaters. Local hams will quickly adopt you and take further. Some of your local repeaters will likely incorporate Echolink, an internet connection that will let you have voice conversations with other hams worldwide. It’s an easy way to get going and the outlay is only a couple of hundred bucks.

    PM me or one of the other hams for more details.

    73
    AJ4CM
     
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    That sounds like a truism, sonny!
     
  24. WannFly

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    Recreational shooting... though haven’t done it in a while, the other one is car detailing. I am seriously thinking of taking some training in that area.

    And let me tell you that detailing a black full size pickup and keeping it in that condition is a full time job by itself
     
  25. Bob Noel

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    Wouldn't detailing an airplane be even more labor intensive?
     
  26. WannFly

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    O yeah , no doubt about it. The paint on my bird is pretty crappy, I do what I can to keep her clean and shiny, but a full outside detail on her is still a 2 day job with wax or sealant etc. normally it’s my spring and early fall routine
     
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    Hunting, fishing, dog training, and beekeeping. The bees kind of happened by accident. My property taxes will be 12k next year. Having 5 acres I can be agriculture exempt. If I have 5 acres I can have bees. If I have I hive per .75 acres my land value is taxed at 1/6 instead of 1/3. It'll save me a little over 3k next year. Fascinating little creatures if you really learn a little about them.
     
  28. Greenhead

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    Sent from my SM-G955U1 using Tapatalk
     
  29. Pugs

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    Damn fine mess of bluegills. A 4 weight and a small pond with a canoe is one of my happy places.
     
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    Try it with a three weight fly rod and some top-water poppers! Even better!
     
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    Working on airplanes
    Hunting
    Fishing
    Making antique reproduction furniture
    Renovating houses
     
  32. Bob Noel

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    wait, what?
     
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    Um...I'm a professional woodworker; have been for about 20 years. I've got a business license, saws, lathes, drills...it's a thing. Although I haven't really done any real business since I bought my airplane 6 years ago, I still dabble from time to time.
     
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  34. 5MikeCharlie

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    I used to be really into waterskiing, wakeboarding and boating. When I started flying and later bought the plane, I sold the boat. Still have a SeaDoo so I can get out on the lake.
     
  35. Utah-Jay

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    I catch big trout.... on a 3wt fly rod 2EC02923-3923-41A1-B051-9279B4A52806.jpeg C68EA078-0FF6-4C49-B08B-AF7C91DA2E8B.jpeg
     
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    Nice! I use a 3 weight on the spring creeks in PA.
     
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    I fish an 8 wt in the salt. I have a 6 I use for small bass and bluegills, but I’ve been thinking about getting a 4 for occasional trips to the Georgia mountains for trout, and for local gill fishing. I like what I’ve read about the Moonshine rods and might pick one up soon.
     
  38. Utah-Jay

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    IF you go with the “Buy once... Cry once” theory then I recommend an Orvis Helios 3
     
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    Ron Popeil knew how to fish....
     
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    For me it’s a toss between the Orvis Clearwater and the Moonshine Drifter. I don’t cast well enough to tell the difference a Helios might make, and a 4 wt will likely only be fished 3 or 4 times a year.

    The closest trout stream is more than a 12 hour drive from here, but first class flats fishing is only 1.5, either Gulf or Atlantic, and the Keys aren’t a bad drive, either.