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Old 05-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #41
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Good luck Rurak, your gonna be fine! Hope you get a few cute female TSA Agents to shake you down, that will take your mind off the flight!
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Flying is the easy part it's the landing that's hard.
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I keep thinking of Rurak and wondering how he handled his flight. Poor guy. I feel for him. My turn comes tomorrow.
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Planes you say..? Planes......are as-keerd of ME..! LOL..!
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Flying is the easy part it's the landing that's hard.
Anything you can walk away from is a good landing.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #46
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Anything you can walk away from is a good landing.
My old flight instructor used to say " You can teach a monkey to take off and fly straight and level, but you need a pilot to land."
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I'm a pilot & you have nothing to fear. They almost always land OK/ You'll be fine.
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Well, we'll presume you're there, on the beach, drinking some Mai Tai's!!!

My wife has the same issue. And I fly almost every week for years and rarely have any issues.

Funny story - we were flying somewhere on vacation. She's in the window behind the wing. I'm monkey in the middle. Guy sitting next to me in the aisle. She's had several cocktails. Coming in for the landing. I'm reading. She's white-knuckling the armrest. Wheels hit, engines scream, reverse thrusters deploy (like this).

http://youtu.be/sdVFVGom7es
Suddenly I have claws in my arm! The guy next to me must have heard the silent scream. Blood starting to run down my arm. She thought the damn engine was falling apart. Between the noise, and the engine 'falling apart' more quickly than the video, she thought she bought the farm. Guy next to me is laughing hysterically. I'm trying to pry her fingers from my arm. She was pale and speechless until we got into the terminal and then broke down on the ground a sobbed. AND she blamed me for not telling her it was going to happen. I don't pay attention to what type of plane I'm on. Does it have a pilot, wings and landing gear? Great! Let's get out of here.

Hope you have a great time!
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Home safe!!! Had a great time and my daughter loved it. The flight down was about as smooth as glass. The one back was a little rough but not too bad. If any of you have the opportunity to go to aruba u should. Its relaxing and beautiful
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Oh good! Now I can tell you my stories about... no never mind. You'd never fly again.
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