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Doc-Ivory
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May 9, 2022 - 10:21 am
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After flying for 45+ years (privately, not commercially), I may have come to a time in my life where I need to give it up.

Ahhhh me, this getting old ain't for sissys. (Stolen from Bette Davis for those who remember her...)

-Jim

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Sorry to hear that, @Doc-Ivory. 

I moved this topic to the Off Music Topic forum room for you, 😁 .

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@Doc-Ivory - 

I'm really sorry to hear that kind of news. 😞

 

Flying and taking care of any aircraft is really a very special world of experience - I consider myself very fortunate that the person I love most shared in some of my experiences, and I in his.  Kevin still can't completely leave the aviation scene, works a couple days a week at Transit Alert - think he'd volunteer at our Air Museum if he couldn't do anything else. 

Do you belong to any associations - can you become more active in other ways, at least stay in touch/keep up with news, or was flying strictly a solitary venture for you?  Can you find a way to help youngsters enjoy what you have for so many years?  Maybe volunteer to help someone restore an aircraft? 

If you really do have to give it up, I hope you'll have a HUGE WAKE (with all your friends & family).  CELEBRATE ALL YOUR GREAT MEMORIES and give it a proper send off, because I know it's a great loss.  ...and you'll grieve. 

 

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Mouse said
Sorry to hear that, @Doc-Ivory. 

I moved this topic to the Off Music Topic forum room for you, 😁 .

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THANK YOU!!!

-Jim

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You are very welcome.

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ELCBK said
@Doc-Ivory - 

I'm really sorry to hear that kind of news. 😞

- Emily

  

It was and is a HUGE part of my life.
I do belong to the EAA and of course, AOPA.

If the doc gives me a thumbs down, I suppose I'll be down for a bit but as you say, there are other ways to participate in aviation.

I would miss those Stearman and Pipers Cubs though.

-Jim

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@Doc-Ivory -

...sometimes I think the reason I like to play tunes at a certain speed is because I still feel the whop, whop of rotor blades as my internal metronome. 

Keeping fingers crossed for you! 😊

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@Doc-Ivory  Sorry to hear this--frown

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