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Old 09-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #29
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My hubby and I were heading out to Yosemite again, but on the eastern side to camp above Lee Vining. 2 miles from home, the truck went into neutral and wouldn't go into gear. Coasted down the hill and parked. Grinding if you put it in park and never would gear. AAA towed to a transmission shop and hubby had to get neighbor to help tow the trailer home. It was real weird to pack and get ready for a trip and turn around and do it all in reverse. But now it is hunting season and Tin Hut is out in eastern Nevada getting its' exercise and use. Hubby likes the warmth and civility of being a trailer owner. And if both ATV's are needed, now we have a truck rack for both of those. Maybe thinking of doing some travel after hunting season to those sites and areas that become less crowded in the very off season.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #30
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These posts make me miss my Dad so much. He was a flyboy as well. I sure miss flying with him, especially this time of year. He sooo would have loved my Airstream. His plane malfunctioned and stole him from me before I could take him out. I find some peace knowing his last minutes were doing what he loved, but I am not sure if I will ever be able to go up again. At least, not in a private plane. Be safe fellas.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:49 PM   #31
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These posts make me miss my Dad so much. He was a flyboy as well. I sure miss flying with him, especially this time of year. He sooo would have loved my Airstream. His plane malfunctioned and stole him from me before I could take him out. I find some peace knowing his last minutes were doing what he loved, but I am not sure if I will ever be able to go up again. At least, not in a private plane. Be safe fellas.

Sorry to hear about your dad. But it more dangerous driving to the airport or towing our AS's then flying. Most plane accidents are pilot error and non instrument pilots flying into bad weather. If i may ask what happened to dads plane. I fly for a living and do not take any chances. I have choose many time not to fly when others may have taken the chance. I have a wife and kids that need me home safe.

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Old 09-28-2011, 01:19 PM   #32
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kcashut, sorry to hear of your loss.

I truly respect pilots, especially those who fly professionally. My friend flies the Boeing-737NG for a major airline. It annoys me when the public think the plane "flies itself." If that were so, why would he come home from a trip dead-dog tired?

Another "great one" I often hear is that airplanes can "land themselves." There are so many components to a landing based on the standard operating procedure of the airline, the airplane, the weather, runway conditions, airport etc. My friend recently explained this to me - I was awestruck by the degree of sophisitication and interaction between pilot and airplane.

aceflys is correct about safety. Safety is paramount with pilots. The passengers seem to forget the flight crew also have loved ones at home.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #33
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Oh....aside from that, the Walbernize Super Seal took the scratches out.

Warning to newbies: Do not use wash mitt on trailer. It will scratch clear coat.
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