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Patrick buzzes the house at 7:45pm

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Leigh, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Patrick calls and says..."Run outside, quick!"

    So I did...and he was flying overhead...

    I ran back in and grabbed a camera. The D50 had a battery and a card.

    Once over the house...
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    And back again...
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    I know the image quality on these isn't great...but I couldn't resist sharing. :Love:
     
  2. Cool! Glad to see Patrick (and you) having some fun. :smile:
     
  3. was this a solo fight?
    wow
    that is awesome

    how very cool
     
  4. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Nice images, well done on getting 'the moment'. Is that Piper Cub?
     
  5. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Yeah, I have a hard time getting too excited (I have a deathly fear of flying in small aircraft), but he enjoys it so I try.

    Nope, this wasn't a solo, but it was a rather special flight. At the last minute, his instructor volunteered to let him have a go at his own personal Cub. To say that Patrick is excited right now would be an understatement! :wink: He has had a few solo flights, which were exciting events for him, as well.
     
  6. that is awesome
    i bet he won't get any sleep tonight.... being so excited for this opportunity
     
  7. Way to go Patrick - Tom Cruise, eat your heart out :tongue:!
     
  8. What fun!!! Buzzing the house!!! Glad you got some photos, Leigh!!
     
  9. PJohnP

    PJohnP

    Feb 5, 2005
    Leigh :


    Wow. That's pretty cool. :biggrin:



    John P.
     
  10. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Friends, I had a great evening tonight. Solo'd in the Cessna 172 into a controlled airport for my 3 takeoffs and landings at a towered airport, so I can now check that off the list.

    Afterwards when i got back to home base, Bob my CFII asked if I wanted to get a ride in the Cub. How could I resist!

    1947 Piper J3 cub, real flying!!!! What great fun!

    Oh, and it wasn't buzzing really. Turns around a point at 1,500AGL. Buzzing sounds unsafe, I'm not about unsafe flying.

    Thanks,
     
  11. congrats, patrick
    that is super awesome
     
  12. So glad you got out and had some fun Patrick. Thanks Leigh for sharing the images.
     
  13. Hyper-Performance

    Hyper-Performance

    315
    Apr 11, 2007
    SW Ohio, USA
    Dave
    You didn't buzz the tower there "GhostRider" did you?


    (looks like a ton of fun..great job!)
     
  14. Now that is very cool!!! :biggrin: I'll bet the boys got a HUGE kick out of this. :smile:
     
  15. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Fun fun fun!
    :biggrin:
     
  16. what a neat way to spend time enjoying!
     
  17. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks, Frits...yeah, I think that was what Patrick was thinking too! :wink:
    Connie...he has buzzed us once or twice before, but this was the first time I had a chance to grab the camera.
    Patrick is a pretty cool guy...and I'm glad he's enjoying his flying time.
     
  18. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks Gordon. It's fun to share times like these.

    This was hardly a buzz that would spill my coffee! LOL:biggrin:
    Yep, Ryan and Ben were excited. They can hardly wait until Patrick can take THEM up...

    That's what Patrick keeps saying!

    It's good to see Patrick having fun since he is so serious when he's working. I'm glad he has the chance to do this since it's been a dream all his life.
     
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