nudist/naturists that enjoy flying, or have an interest in flying. Non-pilots are welcome
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I'm not really active as a pilot any more, but I did get a chance to fly nude once many years ago. I was renting a Cessna 150 out of the old Blue Ash airport in Cincinnati. After I finished preflighting and starting up, I stripped off the shorts and t-shirt I was wearing and went for a nice hour's flight. It was a good day.
Hey group, Introductions are I order! I am glad to have found you. I am a long time tail dragger driver. I received my certification 44 years ago in an 1946 Aeronca. I don't fly much any more but have enjoyed flying a 7-AC, 11-AC, ( 800 hours), Piper J-3, Citabria ( 200 hours) as a tow pilot for local glider club and also time in a PA 25 Pawnee Ag plane converted to tow gliders, Also have 200 hours in several types of gliders, Owned several Cessna 172's, Have time in a Cherokee 6 and Piper PA 32-R Lance and most recently learning the bad habits of helicopters with my son, a CFI Rotorcraft Instructor, in a R-22, Guimbal Cabri G2, and the R-44 Robinson. Helicopters are much more fun, and work!Glen
Helicopters are more fun (practicing autorotations is more fun than fixed wing engine out practice), but they are way more expensive to rent/maintain as well! How is the R-44 compared to the R-22? I only have time in the R-22, but it was fun to request a transit through the Boston Class B airspace and circle the inner harbor via the helicopter routes. Coming up from Norwood, requesting the FENWA route let you follow the Orange Line subway tracks in, then cross between Fenway Park and the Prudential Tower, then follow the Charles River in to the harbor. Do a loop of the harbor to check out USS Constitution, the new federal courthouse, the airport, and request one of the routes back out. Our club decided anyone who wanted to rent the Robinson had to go to their factory class in California. That was the end of renting the Robbie.
The R-44 is much more stable than the R-22. The 22 is very twitchy as you know. The Cabri is a joy to fly with the fenestron on the tail, not near as much tail authority as a rotor but fun to fly with excess horsepower for it's size and three main rotors. My son is flying the AS-350 b A-Star presently in Alaska. Can't wait to get some time in that one!
The R-44 is much more stable than the R-22. The 22 is very twitchy as you know. The Cabri is a joy to fly with the fenestron on the tail, not near as much tail authority as a rotor but fun to fly with excess horsepower for it's size and three main rotors. My son is flying the AS-350 b A-Star presently in Alaska. Can't wait to get some time in that one!Glen
The R-22 did give me good habits when I went to get my instrument rating. I knew to make very small inputs and not chase the needles flying an ILS approach.