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  1. Yep, I just learned how to make a small fortune in aviation... Wait for it... Start with a LARGE fortune LOL.
  2. Counting the check ride flights, it took me 70.2 hours. I soloed with 9.7 hours in my logbook last July, and with my busy work schedule and my flight instructor working mostly weekends it took some time but I was absolutely fine with that! I have mostly been flying Cessna 172 N models, with a few training flights in a 152. I did like the sportier 152, but must admit I like having more than one radio and the vertical seat adjustment on the 172. Thank you so much everyone for dropping by and leaving a comment, I am still in a state of disbelief that I actually did it. I have gone into my logbook numerous times to look at my Temporary Airman's Certificate to make sure it was not all just a dream.
  3. I remember a topic a while back discussing pilot's certificates, and someone told me to be sure to shout out when I earned my certificate. I earned it this past Thursday, and honestly I can't remember being so excited since my first solo last year. It's been a long road, but I have never before felt such a sense of accomplishment. It's been my dream to be a pilot since I was 5 years old, and now at 52 I can finally say when people ask me if I am a pilot: YES, I AM. Thanks! Frank
  4. I don't think there's anyone here that knows more about the Viper than this guy!
  5. Same here, I went through the first few thinking I was looking at the real thing. Bravo, beautiful work here!
  6. All very good points, some I had not considered. Thank you for bringing those up!
  7. +1 Flew in for the first time last year, what an experience! I knew it would be intense but I was still shocked by all of that metal in the sky. The seemingly archaic system they use to get everyone lined up and down safely is amazingly efficient.
  8. Very impressive work, and I agree that your burn effects are amazing. Well done!
  9. Gorgeous build, one of the best examples of the "Burma Banshees" nose art IMHO. Bravo on an amazing addition to your collection!
  10. May make that one as it's only 11 miles from me!
  11. Excellent, I'm definitely in for one of these.
  12. Very interested in this one, if the 1/32 kit comes to fruition I will certainly buy one!
  13. Sounds like something out of a Cheech & Chong movie LOL. Seriously amazing work here P, this is the stuff I could only dream to do.
  14. I see this kit is now up for preorder at Sprue Bros in the US for US $649.99.
  15. LOVE that panel, so clean! Still has the stickers over the glass in some of those shots.
  16. One more question, would you happen to know what pitot head assembly was used on these early P-38's? I didn't realize there were numerous different styles used on WWII US aircraft. I have seen some with "flat" sides, and others with a round tube tapering into the shape of the mast.
  17. EXACTLY what I was looking for, thank you so much for your help!
  18. I have spent many hours the past few weeks trying to find a drawing or reference to the pitot tube post on the P-38E Lightning. I did find a drawing of the AN-104-A antenna found on some Mediterranean based Lightnings, which I believe would have the same cross section but is a different length. I want to model this in CAD so that I can print it in 1/48 for my Tamiya P-38 Lightning kit, but since I am doing the work I will also do it in 1/32. The part I am after is the long pitot tube and post, just forward of the nose gear in this photo: Can anyone help with a drawing showing this along with dimensions, or give me a length of that pitot tube mount? Also, I believe the aircraft in the Aleutians used the SCR-522 radio, can anyone confirm this? I am hoping this is correct, as I have already done the CAD work for this radio. Thank you for your help!
  19. I see the Italeri Tornado GR.4 is one of the lightning deals for today at $123.49 if anyone's intersted! Tornado
  20. I was thinking the same thing, and would like to hear more about this...
  21. +1 First movie I've seen in a theater since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! -though I admit it was only a couple of years ago with the local theater was playing old classics again on the big screen!
  22. My deepest sympathies to you and your family Judy, I cannot imagine how difficult it must be. Like the others, I am so happy to hear that Eagle Edition is not going anywhere. You have built a solid reputation as a supplier of the highest quality products, and your continuation of it is a perfect tribute to Jerry's legacy. I wish you all the very best in these trying times!
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