/gag/ - General Aviation General
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So I guess I'll start the next /gag/ thread, since the old one 404'd.
I'll start off with a story.
>day of the practical test (for PPL)
>fly from home airport to other nearby airport where the test is to be
>land safely, find my way to the FBO
>spot a place to park the airplane
>start going over to that spot
>there is a chain link fence against the tie-down areas
>see guy in a car, waiting for me to pass
>he's watching me
>get the sense that he might be the DPE
>very carefully maneuver the plane to the markings, then start to turn
>suddenly feel a jolt and hear a loud sound
>turn off engine
>open plane door, embarrassed, thinking the guy watching me is my DPE
>he says "good thing you stopped when you did!"
>I ask if he is [DPE's name]
>I ask if he saw what I hit (I though the propeller had hit a rock or something)
>he shows me the end of the wing had touched the fence
>I see the strobe light broken off and a scratch in the paint
>could have been much worse, but still feeling ashamed / embarrassed
>guy holds the fence back so I can push the plane back
>say thanks, climb into plane again, start it up and park the plane in the proper position
>now a little late at this point
>grab all my documents and run into the FBO
>do oral exam, then the flying portion
>fly home with pilot's license
>that mixture of good and bad feels
Forever Shinkansen General, It's cold and dark edition
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Do you get happy when it's pitch black and really fucking cold outside, but at least it isn't raining or snowing?
Have you even climbed a mountain, only to turn back to descend and think "Oh boy, it's gonna get chilly now"
Have you ever ridden your bike for two months without seeing another fellow cyclist on the road?
Have you ever been struck by the feels while riding out there in the rain and cold?
You're not alone!
Also, http://veloviewer.com won't be free anymore after this weekend.
So take your last chance to play with your Strava data for free there.
Brag about your Veloviewer score ITT.