I am anold army monkey but I also thank you for your service guy ,we have some old Navy guys in our RC club and they mostly are WWII vets and in thier late 80s and a couple in thier 90s !!
They are real bunch of nuts and great to fly and talk with !
Hey Twiz, thanks for your service ! I see you are here in Weatherford, stop by my shop on N.Elm sometime and say Hi ! We fly in the gym at Trinity Christian in Willow Park and always welcome another foam flyer ! I have a Phlatprinter and cut out foamys and always can make room on one of my tables if you want to build a foamy to fly.
Well...it's kinda funny how life goes...back in June I left my job with a Sikorsky subsidiary, due to being A) bored with the same old crap day in, day out and, B) Needed to haul in more $$ since I have one kid in college now. Soooooo...I am now in Kuwait, working as a Training and Support Technician for the Kuwaiti Air Force.
Looking at a hobby to get into to keep me sane, and decided to maybe get back into R/C flying. Eyeballs aren't good enuff to do sailplanes anymore, so I'm looking at flying wings again!
Thanks Panther, I'm actually talking online to Chris Klick over at Ritewing about some of his offerings. I'll check those out as well. There's a LOT of open space out here (the populated areas only cover about a 50 sq/km area of the country, the rest is oil fields and open desert) so I may build a couple...including one just for hauling tail!
You know the ultimate r/c bird is one of those remote control F-16's used for target practice. Imagine flying a full scale from the ground. Maybe since you are in the training program, and Kuwait has lots and lots of money, you could talk them into a couple. You know for aid in teaching the pilots. Course it would take lots of practice flights, you know to make sure the "targets" are flying right and ready for use.
When I die, I want to go like my Grandfather did, in his sleep...... Not screaming like the passengers in his plane.