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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Have basically been an inactive glider pilot for the last 12 years and took my first step this evening to become active again. Got my required ground school refresher course in this evening. Now need to get with an instructor for my in the air refresher time and then can be active again.
Since I do this through a club it takes a lot of time and mostly weekend time, which I always seem to have little of. Trying to get a group of us retired pilots to meet on a weekdays. Will see how it goes, I miss it.
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Surprise!!! I haven't flown my Libelle since 2004. She's been sleeping in her trailer since, and I think that the best thing to do would be to pass her on to somebody that would fly her.
If you know any body that would be interested, please let me know.
And remember, fly high and fast.


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Surprise!!! I haven't flown my Libelle since 2004. She's been sleeping in her trailer since, and I think that the best thing to do would be to pass her on to somebody that would fly her.
If you know any body that would be interested, please let me know.
And remember, fly high and fast.
Have you tried placing an ad in Soaring magazine. Our club just bought a Libelle.
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You guys are killing me!

The only time I'll ever get to use my wings again will be on my burial suit...
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You guys are killing me!

The only time I'll ever get to use my wings again will be on my burial suit...
I am guessing medical? Could you still go up at times dual? At least you were one of the blessed to have those wings in your life. I always thought being able to look down on the earth gave one a different perspective at times.
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I am guessing medical?
Yup. There is no way I could pass a flight physical now.

I often wish I had built that little "homebuilt" Cub or P40 I always dreamed of. Maybe even an ultralight. Shoulda coulda woulda...

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build one of those gyro doo-dads.
i used to want one for some odd reason, although i
can't see myself flying it since i'm afraid of heights

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Yup. There is no way I could pass a flight physical now.

I often wish I had built that little "homebuilt" Cub or P40 I always dreamed of. Maybe even an ultralight. Shoulda coulda woulda...
Don't have to. https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/advoca...ut-sport-pilot

Friend of mine just dropped 180lbs so he could fit in his cub again. Been having a great time ever since.
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Flying gliders does not require the medical either. It is a double edged sword as it is nice not to have the hassle of it but some switch to gliders because they lost their medical and then end up being injured or killed because of it. Glider flying and the conditions one generally flies in is more physically demanding than most other general aviation.
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Yup. There is no way I could pass a flight physical now.

I often wish I had built that little "homebuilt" Cub or P40 I always dreamed of. Maybe even an ultralight. Shoulda coulda woulda...

Richard, you need to build a hang glider. Pilots lisence reminded me of the time I spent in Emmonock Alaska. Itís a Yupik Eskimo village on the Yukon delta. Anyway there was a very well know & respected Eskimo pilot that attended he church I was assigned to. One day I asked Frank when he got his pilots lisence? He looked at me and answered I never had a lisence I just bought a plane and started flying. I asked, what did you do when you flew into anchorage. He said I just flew locale to the villages in the artic.

Another unlicensed pilot that I met was a rancher in NM. He had his own runway on his ranch and built his own plane and flew around the ranch.

So you just need to get creative. 🙀

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