Posted by adrian | 09-21-2007 @ 02:52 PM | 15,484 Views
my 40 size Cap 232 with a .61 engine - snappy cap!! and my first real aerobatic plane - the famous Dazzler with the super famous OS46fx
Posted by DoubleA | 09-20-2007 @ 11:12 PM | 5,323 Views
Hey, Aarthur here just to tell alittle about myself. I am 29y/o. Living in Halifax NC, about 8 miles off the virgina border. Married to a beautiful wife that stands behind me 110% in everything I do and I love her very much for that! I have been interested in flying since i was old enough to understand flying.
My Father introduced me to the hobby when I was 8 or 9 and i was hooked on it since then. My father on the other hand was in and out of everything then, including my brother and I. He didn't seem to pay a whole lot of attention to us when we were young. My mother pretty much raised us. I took to his in and out ways for many years but the only thing that my father introduced me to is the only thing i stuck with. I still love the hobby to this day but I really wish i had a father figure who would have stuck by me and pushed me to do better.
Since then i have been through quite a few jobs. Here again i still had the hobby to go back to. I get a since of accomplishment with the hobby. Also a sense of peace. I am not the smartest by no means. I make a living by my hands.
I have tried to find people in the surrounding area that find enjoyment in the same hobby i do but the only ones i can find are people that are alot older than i am! Noone to really push me and challenge me to push myself! Just alot of people that tell me how foolish i am for spending alot of money in the only hobby my father took the time out to show me! I still try by myself to push myself but it doesn't work!
I will always love the hobby! that is a guarentee! I just wish there was a way i could push myself to be better and more accomplished than what i am today!

I know this is a long blog!

But i do appreciate anyone who reads this!

Posted by wizard | 09-19-2007 @ 09:15 PM | 9,985 Views
6 hours at the field today. 5 flights on the 30% yak total air time approx 45 min.

About 12 flights on the big stick, many short flight to drop the skydiver, total airtime about 60 min.

Skydiver 6 drops including one dirt dive, Also one drop where he had a streamer due to one shoulder harness unhooking on the opening.
Posted by wizard | 09-19-2007 @ 09:10 PM | 9,930 Views
I thought it made me feel old when my first grandchild was born. I was wrong. Yesterday brought it home in a big way. I had the pleasure of calling my daughter to wish her a happy 21st birthday.

Now before you go asking why I didn't tell her in person, I was working until late last night and she was out with her boyfriend.

Next month I get the pleasure of hosting her wedding at my place. The Saturday before Halloween they are getting married in a costume theme wedding. She is going to be wearing a "Corpse Bride" costume.

If you couldn't have guessed I will be dressed as a wizard. LOL
Posted by adrian | 09-19-2007 @ 07:43 PM | 15,473 Views
ultra stik and super decathlon days
Posted by CSpaced | 09-18-2007 @ 01:49 PM | 12,098 Views
Just got back from vacation, man is this week dragging...

I did get to check out the RDRC fly for tots on Sunday, it was way cool They raised over $17k!!
Posted by RCER123 | 09-18-2007 @ 12:58 PM | 4,159 Views
As I was floating around the internet I found this!! It is so cool!! Really you have to try it!! Just plug in headphones, sit up still and close your eyes!! You will be amazed!!!!

Virtual Barber Shop (Audio...use headphones, close ur eyes) (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by adrian | 09-18-2007 @ 12:47 PM | 15,647 Views
more pics as I progress with my flying - moved on from the trainers and now flying a stick with a rossi 53
Posted by metalmike | 09-18-2007 @ 07:04 AM | 2,699 Views
happy birthday to me
Posted by metalmike | 09-18-2007 @ 12:29 AM | 2,635 Views
it's 1:30 in the morning at lexington medical center. everything is currently quiet in the operating room where i work. we just fixed a broken elbow with a zimer elbow plate and some screws. to nights in a row with orthopaedics. all i want to do is get out of here and go to class in the morning so i can go fly my plane when that is done. oh yeah, and today is my birthday, i have a the f-22 raptor from yardbirdrc.com on it's way to me in the mail as a little gift from my dad. you gotta love foamie jets.
Posted by Boulder | 09-16-2007 @ 09:57 AM | 9,998 Views
When I went to the TAS last year, I swore I'd do my best to never miss one.

Well, as fate would have it, a buddy of mine qualified to fly in the Sportsman class this year. He called me and asked if I'd be his caller for the contest. "Well Nick, I'd have to think about it...HECK YEAH!!"

Took me a matter of seconds for that decision.

See ya'all there!!!
Posted by wizard | 09-14-2007 @ 10:38 PM | 10,086 Views
Man, I'm sitting here at home, in uniform for work due to the fact that I'm the back up crew tonight. Wishing I was out in Vegas hanging with the crew for the Huckfest.

I guess I will have to settle for the Terre Haute Air Fair tomorrow. Looking forward to watching the full scales do their thing. There is a great line up of pilots including Skip Stewart, Jurgis Kairys, Gene Soucy, and others.
Posted by adrian | 09-14-2007 @ 08:13 PM | 15,395 Views
me and younger brother
Posted by adrian | 09-13-2007 @ 04:39 PM | 15,408 Views
my room was slowly but surely filling up with planes!!
Posted by wizard | 09-13-2007 @ 02:25 PM | 9,733 Views
Another short day. Not a real good one.

Started out by stretching the high-start. Ranged test the sailplane, not good receiver screwed up. Pulled the receiver out of the skydiver and put in the sail plane. Good range test. In an hour of attempts I never could get a good launch (Normally not a problem) Longest flight 4 1/2 min.

Got the 30% out wings on, radio test - good, fuel. Went to put the hatch on and found one of the mounting lugs broke. De-fuel, disassemble and back in the van.

Was just about to give it up for the day when a man and his boy stopped by to see. I put the wing on the Big stik and flew one flight. 12 min wrung the sucka out. Decided to stop on a good note.

Now time to unload and repair the hatch and check out the bad receiver. I hope that the problem is a bad crystal. This receiver is the one that was in my skydiver when he did his dirt dive.
Posted by wizard | 09-12-2007 @ 11:45 PM | 9,911 Views
short day flying.

Big Stik 2 flight 10 min each

Comunity plane 2 flights 9 min each
Posted by adrian | 09-12-2007 @ 07:00 PM | 15,277 Views
so the saga continues - me and my dad - Dad with two planes
Posted by madmax | 09-11-2007 @ 12:59 AM | 13,956 Views
Got a chance to see this movie with Monica last weekend, and all I gotta say is this - Academy awards, best movie of 2007. It's like american pie, animal house, road trip, and van wilder all wrapped up in one. Don't wait for the DVD, get in the theatre NOW!

And an interesting factoid... You know where Blink 182 got its name? From the movie Scarface starring Al Pacino (yes, Wilson Chaparro's evil step brother). That movie held the record for the most uses of the "F" word - 172 times. "Blink" meaning "beeeep".... Get it?

Superbad smashed the record using the F word something like 195 times.

And for the record, I hate going to the movies. The last movie I saw was the last Star Wars, I was soo ticked off at these kids that were yappin whilst heavily engaged in a gummy worm induced crack binge, that I got free return tix that sat in Monica's wallet for 3 years. We used 'em to see superbad. Madmax 1, Edward's Cinema 0.

12 stars.

Posted by 3D-Seth | 09-10-2007 @ 09:30 PM | 12,557 Views
Me and Brendan (Wrongway) Jones doing a little hucking . . . .