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Can’t sit still. Stupid ADHD.

My life in hobbies has been:

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Motocross
Cycling
Target shooting
Jetboats
Arcade restoration
R/C planes

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Flight training. Getting my pilots license. Started last week. Super cool so far. Love flying.


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Loop wrote:
Can’t sit still. Stupid ADHD.

My life in hobbies has been:

Music
Motocross
Cycling
Target shooting
Jetboats
Arcade restoration
R/C planes

Now...

Flight training. Getting my pilots license. Started last week. Super cool so far. Love flying.


dude, that's awesome. flying is so fun but expensive. my buddy is a pilot and would let me take control once we were in the air. fellow ADHD'r as well and there's no way i'd pursue my license b/c i'd never bother to do any pre-checks, maintenance. i'd be harrison-ford'ing my landings on some par 4s. one of the planes i would LOVE to fly in would be an old open-air cockpit bi-wing. visceral.

i know you used to deal with a lot of people in sales but i was so easy to spot: "hey loop, what do you think about these nylon guitars and which would you suggest?" ..... (waits 4 full minutes and hasn't heard back from loop, pulls trigger) lol.

i prefer to take my medicine. sometimes i do miss, when not taking medicine, the ability to channel other-worldly adrenaline at the drop of a hat and perform incredible physical feats or seriously injure myself. total tossup there.

anyway, congrats dude. be careful and have fun.

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Loop wrote:
Can’t sit still. Stupid ADHD.

My life in hobbies has been:

Music
Motocross
Cycling
Target shooting
Jetboats
Arcade restoration
R/C planes

Now...

Flight training. Getting my pilots license. Started last week. Super cool so far. Love flying.


dude, that's awesome. flying is so fun but expensive. my buddy is a pilot and would let me take control once we were in the air. fellow ADHD'r as well and there's no way i'd pursue my license b/c i'd never bother to do any pre-checks, maintenance. i'd be harrison-ford'ing my landings on some par 4s. one of the planes i would LOVE to fly in would be an old open-air cockpit bi-wing. visceral.

i know you used to deal with a lot of people in sales but i was so easy to spot: "hey loop, what do you think about these nylon guitars and which would you suggest?" ..... (waits 4 full minutes and hasn't heard back from loop, pulls trigger) lol.

i prefer to take my medicine. sometimes i do miss, when not taking medicine, the ability to channel other-worldly adrenaline at the drop of a hat and perform incredible physical feats or seriously injure myself. total tossup there.

anyway, congrats dude. be careful and have fun.



Hahaha yeah I get ALL of that. I've chosen to never medicate for it, and it's a hindrance in some areas, but I've mostly learned to channel myself toward the strengths of it. It's actually helped me be more creative and clever in ways, I think. Long-term focus is the hardest part.

You can totally hear my ADHD if you've ever listened to any of the music I make lol.


But yeah, super excited about flying. I've got about 6 hours of classes in so far with ground school, and an hour in the sky....so 30 more hours of class, and 39 more hours in the cockpit before I have my PPL.


Learning in a Diamond DA-20. It's a low-wing single engine 2 seater (stick, no yoke)...and it's built very similarly to a glider, so it's pretty hard to stall/spin. I'll eventually be flying in a Piper Dakota, and a few others. Long term goal (next 5 or so years) is to get into a fractional ownership of a small craft, and have one I can fly whenever.


Also, this probably means selling the jetboat, if I don't want the wife to leave me. Still hemming and hawing on whether she's worth it. :lol:


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Loop wrote:
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Loop wrote:
Can’t sit still. Stupid ADHD.

My life in hobbies has been:

Music
Motocross
Cycling
Target shooting
Jetboats
Arcade restoration
R/C planes

Now...

Flight training. Getting my pilots license. Started last week. Super cool so far. Love flying.


dude, that's awesome. flying is so fun but expensive. my buddy is a pilot and would let me take control once we were in the air. fellow ADHD'r as well and there's no way i'd pursue my license b/c i'd never bother to do any pre-checks, maintenance. i'd be harrison-ford'ing my landings on some par 4s. one of the planes i would LOVE to fly in would be an old open-air cockpit bi-wing. visceral.

i know you used to deal with a lot of people in sales but i was so easy to spot: "hey loop, what do you think about these nylon guitars and which would you suggest?" ..... (waits 4 full minutes and hasn't heard back from loop, pulls trigger) lol.

i prefer to take my medicine. sometimes i do miss, when not taking medicine, the ability to channel other-worldly adrenaline at the drop of a hat and perform incredible physical feats or seriously injure myself. total tossup there.

anyway, congrats dude. be careful and have fun.



Hahaha yeah I get ALL of that. I've chosen to never medicate for it, and it's a hindrance in some areas, but I've mostly learned to channel myself toward the strengths of it. It's actually helped me be more creative and clever in ways, I think. Long-term focus is the hardest part.

You can totally hear my ADHD if you've ever listened to any of the music I make lol.


But yeah, super excited about flying. I've got about 6 hours of classes in so far with ground school, and an hour in the sky....so 30 more hours of class, and 39 more hours in the cockpit before I have my PPL.


Learning in a Diamond DA-20. It's a low-wing single engine 2 seater (stick, no yoke)...and it's built very similarly to a glider, so it's pretty hard to stall/spin. I'll eventually be flying in a Piper Dakota, and a few others. Long term goal (next 5 or so years) is to get into a fractional ownership of a small craft, and have one I can fly whenever.


Also, this probably means selling the jetboat, if I don't want the wife to leave me. Still hemming and hawing on whether she's worth it. :lol:


whoa!

those do look like mini-gliders. being so small you probably pass under a wisp of a cloud and the plane drops 10 feet. i would love to fly but i'd probably get bored and start only flying in thunderstorms at night or something. yeah, adhd is awesome for creativity but i am a damn microsoft sql database administrator. gotta medicate.

my good buddy went to aviation management school at auburn university and then onto plane construction (body), engine schools. got a job w/lockheed building the C-130s (did harness wiring). he bought a used plane and fixed it up (i forget the model). pretty cool.

guy at the bottom of my neighborhood has a nice paved runway and has 2 planes: the first one i don't know but he can fly inverted in it. the second plane is a saratoga turbo.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4687823 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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Loop, forever living the dream.



No great dream has ever involved being a dwarfy idiot in a flyover state. But thank you!


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Loop, forever living the dream.



No great dream has ever involved being a dwarfy idiot in a flyover state. But thank you!



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Congrats Loop! Keeping busy is the only way I can put my demons to bed. :lol:
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A landing strip in his back yard?!?!?!? OMG!!! Major winner! :thu:
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guy at the bottom of my neighborhood has a nice paved runway and has 2 planes: the first one i don't know but he can fly inverted in it. the second plane is a saratoga turbo.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4687823 ... a=!3m1!1e3

have fun.

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I am jealous. I really wanted to get a pilot's license a few years back and actually looked into it but I couldn't pass the required vision test (I am partially color blind) :(

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guy at the bottom of my neighborhood has a nice paved runway and has 2 planes: the first one i don't know but he can fly inverted in it. the second plane is a saratoga turbo.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4687823 ... a=!3m1!1e3

have fun.


That's so fucking sick. Life goals. YOU COULD ALSO HAVE DRAG RACES AT YOUR HOUSE

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guy at the bottom of my neighborhood has a nice paved runway and has 2 planes: the first one i don't know but he can fly inverted in it. the second plane is a saratoga turbo.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4687823 ... a=!3m1!1e3

have fun.


That's so fucking sick. Life goals. YOU COULD ALSO HAVE DRAG RACES AT YOUR HOUSE



what's even crazier is that now on google maps the alabama steel guitar association is located in my neighborhood. that's not me. i thought it was a GAB member but it seems legit.

that guy owns a mortgage corporation.

there's also another dude with a grass runway on top of the hill.
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4567842 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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this

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i would love to fly but i'd probably get bored and start only flying in thunderstorms at night or something.


:lol: :lol: :lol: dude you always have the best posts

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Sasquatch wrote:
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this

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i would love to fly but i'd probably get bored and start only flying in thunderstorms at night or something.


:lol: :lol: :lol: dude you always have the best posts


Well, thanks dude.

Bored part is true. Had a Honda VTX1300 bike. Did get bored and I would pull up the radar to find the closest storm and ride all in it, no windshield of course. Hail, cloud-to-ground lightning, couple of 4 locos, etc.... adhd.

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guy at the bottom of my neighborhood has a nice paved runway and has 2 planes: the first one i don't know but he can fly inverted in it. the second plane is a saratoga turbo.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4687823 ... a=!3m1!1e3

have fun.


That's so fucking sick. Life goals. YOU COULD ALSO HAVE DRAG RACES AT YOUR HOUSE


NOW I WANT TO BE A PILOT

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Sidenote: That's like the most comfortable sweater I've ever owned, and I have no idea where it is.


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Just build the runway/dragstrip - it will be cheaper/safer - and if you add a big ol' pole shed, you could probably rent to actual pilots!
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Just build the runway/dragstrip - it will be cheaper/safer - and if you add a big ol' pole shed, you could probably rent to actual pilots!
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Brilliant! I'll get right on it!

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