It’s time to come clean...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Ryanb, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Ryanb

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    After much debate, I’ve decided that it’s time to come clean...

    The first step in overcoming an addiction is admitting you have a problem

    1. I have a problem!

    There, I said it, I have an addiction and I’ve had it for many years now. Just can’t seem to shake it! I’ve been looking for a place to get some support, so I hope this is the right place for that.

    whew.... here goes...

    I am addicted to aviation - yes it’s bad.

    I’m about to join AA (Aviators Anonymous) to get some help with this issue of mine. I’ve flown three days straight and I’m still itching for more, it’s almost as bad as doing cocaine, well, maybe not that bad, that was easy to quit (just kidding FAA), but it’s bad!

    Anyone else struggling with this addiction? Hopefully this is a safe space to get some help.

    Man... I feel better....
     
  2. 455 Bravo Uniform

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    You are totally screwed up. Now that you’ve admitted you have a problem, I guess you just quit?

    I don’t have an aviation problem.
     
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    @Ryanb, you have taken the first step in a cure. (maybe)

    I have had my family run intervention on my AA (Aviation Addiction) problem. Everytime I want to go fly, another "problem" happens in the house that requires me to stay home. If I make it out the door, the intervention team piles into the car and travels with me to the airport and keeps me distracted there so I can't fly.

    In the last two months, the intervention group has been 100% effective.

    Question: How do I ditch the intervention group so I can dabble in aviation again? I promise, I don't have (much) of an addiction...

    :p
     
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    The place to start is by going to the meeting on Thursday night. Stand up in front of the group and say, "my name is Ryan, and I'm a pilot" ... :D
     
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    Shhhh, quiet! The FAA will make this a disqualifying psychological condition!
     
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    I tried going to AA, but it turned out to be just a bunch of pilots sitting around talking about aviation. That is supposed to be the problem, they don’t seem to be much in the mode of fixing it.

    it’s awesome, I think I need a life membership now.
     
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    yo man, can ya hook me up with some 100LL.... I am like Jonesing in a serious way...
     
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    When I was about 15 I would get upset with my Mother when she threw aluminum foil in the garbage, I was worried that there would not be enough aluminum to build airplanes if people threw aluminum foil away like Mother did. Little did I know then.

    The aviation addiction is still in my blood 50 years later.
    I think that flying became such an addiction that it molded me to who I am today, the freedom it gave me, it effected my life where I could never have had a regular nine to five job, it effected relationships, when I was told it is me or your plane, I still have the plane.
    The addiction grounded me at an early age to work hard,flying was so important to me that I dd not want to do anything to jeopardize flying, this no drink or smoke., it taught me to be successful in business, if my plane is broken I do not like that, I have had an airplane of some kind since college and have had many in my life, still have one to this day.
    I have no friends unless they are pilots, I do not get along with non flyers,women excluded. . Golf? bowling, watching and talking sports all good but for me boring, I get no Adrenalin rush from those things, I still play in my mind my best landings and some of the worst, low minimum ILS approaches at night in rain, those close calls, the best flights do not compare to much else. Each is etched in my mind, when stressed I take my self to some landing I made where the tires ticked on the grass while landing in a taildragger, and the worst addiction part is Oshkosh each year, for 40 plus some years, that is insanity I could have bought another airplane for all I have spent going there and back, and buying the newest soon to be obsolete stuff I do not need, that Garmin GPS was a must have.

    Aviation has ruined me, I need help, it has left me broke and alone all I do now is fly solo in an old taildragger.
     
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    I'm in the same boat/plane. Binge like there's no tomorrow! Hit me up if you want to grab lunch at LZU or GMU.
     
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    I've only been on the stuff 56 years. I can quit anytime (but I won't)

    [​IMG]
     
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    So....finally going to take a shower..?? :lol::lol:
     
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    Ayup, off to the HIMS psychiatrist with you for 10 years of monitoring and counseling and paperwork snafu. Menace to the public, you.
     
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    Fly while you can, it will be cold and low ceilings before you know it!
     
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    Give your kids the aviation addiction; you'll never need to worry about them doing drugs. :)
     
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    At some point maybe.......:p
     
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    Swear off PoA. It's full of aviation enablers!!
     
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    Pay me $100,000.

    It will be cheaper in the long run and probably keep you out of marriage counseling.
     
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    As long as we're coming clean... Dunbar Armored Car robbery... this has been feeding my habit for the past 30 years...