The Middle Aged Aviator - Rod Machado

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  1. BrianNC

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    Interesting video. Obviously in some areas we decline as we get older, but in some areas we actually improve. This actually made me feel a little better about some things I've been experiencing. :D


     
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    I find it somewhat ironic that "middle-aged" is something that really can't be defined until you die...
     
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    I'm 45 and recently had my hip replaced due to a football injury many years ago. The doctor told me he's see me in about 38 years. I laughed and told him he'll probably have to dig me up!
     
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    How about a link? “Video no longer available”
     
  5. BrianNC

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    He uploaded it again for some reason. New link up.
     
  6. BrianNC

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    New link up. He re-uploaded.
     
  7. frfly172

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    Past middle age,waiting for the old age video.
     
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    Basically I figure that if it's okay for me to pilot my two ton automobile down the road at high speeds in close proximity to other moving and stationary objects in order to get to the airport nobody should worry about me possibly crashing my little puddle jumper into a bean field. As for "middle age" if you base it on the perception of the passage of time it's probably somewhere around 22.
     
  9. Stephen Shore

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    I think it always has to do with your baseline. My 80 year old dad is a horrible driver and we are trying to get his keys. Of course it doesn't help that he has always been a horrible driver ever since I can remember going back to my earliest memories as a kid....
     
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    I found the distraction part very interesting
     
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    Apparently the first time it was “much ado” about nothing. (Remember, it’s not nice to throw tomatoes.)
     
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    Lots of people are driving around that shouldn’t be, yet they would tell you that they are perfectly safe. Seems like we should strive for a higher standard in aviation than we do for cars. I had a CFI that would confess to having nightmares about flying cars - “If people start flying the way they drive, we’re all screwed!”
     
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    Haven't you heard? Everyone is an above average driver. Sheesh.
     
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    My FIL used to scare us when driving, and he drives a lot. Got his cataracts fixed, and he's good as gold. Same thing happened to may dad. Something to be checked.
     
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    Amen. We need higher standards for DRIVERS! I have to negotiate the local freeways with millineals and I can tell you they drive recklessly. And don't get me started on the "texters."
     
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    I don't remember anybody ever telling me that.
     
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    My wife says, although I’m 52, I behave as if 13, so I have nothing to worry about! :)

    Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Apparently you haven't driven in south Florida :D
     
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    I woke up one morning and discovered I turned into Jeff Dunham’s friend , Walter. I call everybody a “ dumb a$$”.