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Posted by 50%plane | 01-20-2011 @ 08:04 AM | 16,661 Views
Had some fun this past weekend with a dual 78" Extra flight...

I know the plane is a bit smaller, but it flys so good! Better than some larger planes that I have flown. EF has a real winner with these planes! Since the cloud cover was a bit low, it was the perfect plane to throw around on the deck!
Posted by 50%plane | 01-08-2011 @ 10:46 AM | 14,251 Views
For the past couple months, I have been studying 80% of my free time... I am so ready to get this stuff over with so that I can fly again... The study material is work related, and I am familiar with most of it... I should score well on the test at this point, but I have to be able to regurgitate it word for word before I can take the test....

My planes are waiting for some air time.... I got out last weekend, but the weather was a bit cold, and I really didn't feel like throwing down to hard... hopefully I'll get a high score on the test, then the heavens will open up, the weather will get warm once again (Danm you Al Gore!)


oh well, my 5 minute break is up.... back at it...
Posted by 50%plane | 12-26-2010 @ 07:16 PM | 15,544 Views
2010 is just about done. It's been a great year! Worked hard the first half of the year. Went to Joe Nall for a couple days, Went to Vegas for a couple weeks. Moved to California. Got promoted in my job. Met some new friends. Went to the Cali Huckfest. Started flying shankbones. Expanded my hanger enough to make up for some of the planes I have given away. Won the Yak at the Huckfest. Bought my first house. Bought a trailer. Learning many new and exciting things at work. Totally different systems than what I'm used to. Enjoying no threat of snow. etc... just to name a few things.

Overall, it's been a great year! The only downside is all of my family and most of my friends are 3,000 miles away.(also my truck!) Really sucks during this holiday season.... That and not being able to go to work.


Time to decide what my goals are for 2011. I'm just about done with work-related learning, so I hope to finish my associates degree. Just a few more classes to go... Then start on my bachelors.... I would like to take another job-related trip overseas, or two...

As for planes, my hanger is just about good to go for now, I just need to get out there and burn some more gas(and electrons) this year!

It would be nice to make some more friends. Life's kindda boring here.. It seems that everyone here is not as friendly as I'm used to...
Posted by 50%plane | 12-25-2010 @ 11:27 AM | 15,514 Views
this is a rant. don't read any further.


I hate this time of year. Such a bloated reincarnation of what it used to be. Most of us feel entitled to receive something, yet complain about spending money and giving... I truly wish everyone the best, but why should we treat anyone any different than the rest of the year? The only holiday cheer that I see are the stores that are making a profit from manufacturing a fake holiday, or twelve.

The only holiday that I really enjoy, anymore, is Thanksgiving, when there's lots of family and food. Everything else, is just an excuse to spend ridiculous amounts on your kids... Whatever happened to giving a kid a nice shotgun, 'cause they deserved after all the hard work they did around the house this year? Instead, kids are lazy, have a foul attitude, yet parents feel like they have to give them thousands of dollars worth of PS3's, and the like for the sole purpose of "Santa"...


Oh yea, there's no such thing as a fat man that flys around on Christmas eve, in his reindeer powered sleigh giving toys to little boys and girls. Why do parents feel the need to lie to their kids like that.... sets a bad example...

just my rant for this season. back to living my boring life... stupid rain needs to leave so I can finally go and get some more flying in...
Posted by 50%plane | 06-04-2008 @ 10:57 PM | 11,442 Views
Donate blood!

I did it today and it's really cool! It'll help save someone's life! AND it will only take a little of your time.



Chris
Posted by 50%plane | 09-04-2007 @ 04:02 PM | 12,336 Views
Many times folks read my screen name and automatically think that I have a 50%plane. Obviously that's a good conclusion, but that wasn't the meaning. (and no I'm not a little punk rapper wannabe)

My screen name comes from something my Grandmother said to me one day a couple years about my life being 50% airplane...(i.e. half my time was spent unduly on airplanes) Unfortunately, she was wrong, Now that I've calculated, my life is somewhere over 60% airplane. Tell me I'm not addicted! I currently work 9 hours a day on full scale aircraft, come home and study about aircraft and RC planes, fly RC on the weekend and week nights, etc.. About the only time that I'm not messing with something related to airplanes is when I'm sleeping!(right next to my 55% Giles plans... LOL!)