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You know you're flying too much when...

Post by STRIKER » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:34 pm

This thread is for those of us out there that have put in way too many hours virtual or real flying in formation and finding out out that you seem to do it in other things that you do in your life. I encourage everyone to add their little "ah crap, what am I doing moments."

1. Driving down a two or three lane road and finding you're always in perfect sight picture with the car in front of you.

2. Waiting at a stop light and when the light turns green you unintentionally say, "smoke on ready now, smoke off ready now...release brakes ready now" and then speed up rapidly while saying "burners now!"
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Post by Lawndart » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:34 pm

When someone running a tad late calls and says "I'll be there in five minutes" and you mumble to yourself, "let's hack now"!
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Post by Panther » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:34 pm

You want to check your blind spot to change lanes but you only move your head a little because of TIR.
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Post by Beaker » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:32 pm

You throw in an ~80ms delay to account for latency on your cell phone.
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Post by Burner » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:36 pm

Beaker wrote:You throw in an ~80ms delay to account for latency on your cell phone.
That's great. I do that one.

Let's see, text message buzzes and you mentally review your schedule for the night before looking at the phone to see if you're free for practice.

While pulling up to a line of cars that just got the green light you put the clutch in and coast to see if you judged your overtake speed correctly.
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Post by Boss » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:54 am

Unintentionally saying "Roger" to my everyday friends while answering a question. Also tending to drive in formation while following someone to or from somewhere and judging myself, LOL.
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Post by Cobra » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:22 am

A four hour critique of the drive home from work...
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Post by Beaker » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:16 pm

Boss wrote:Unintentionally saying "Roger" to my everyday friends while answering a question.
I hope not! :wink: Nothing worse than using "Roger" for the wrong situation.
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Post by Boss » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:46 pm

Beaker wrote:I hope not! :wink: Nothing worse than using "Roger" for the wrong situation.
LOL you have no idea. One time I said it answering to my girlfriend while we were at a restaurant. Biggest mistake I ever made LOL.
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Post by Joker » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:49 pm

LOL! I use "roger" all the time in casual conversations! haha 8)
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Post by Beaker » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:13 pm

Remove it from your vocabulary! It might be the best way to spot a wannabe pilot on the radio.
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Post by kerdougan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:36 pm

Panther wrote:You want to check your blind spot to change lanes but you only move your head a little because of TIR.
I did the same! lol
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Post by Lawndart » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:53 pm

Joker wrote:I use "roger" all the time in casual conversations!
AVIATION DICTIONARY

Roger: Used when you're not sure what else to say.
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Re: You know you're flying too much when...

Post by Teej » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:38 pm

STRIKER wrote:This thread is for those of us out there that have put in way too many hours virtual or real flying in formation and finding out out that you seem to do it in other things that you do in your life.
You give readback to family / friends / boss.

When returning home, you drive around the block before pulling into the driveway.

You try to tune your car radio to 121.5.
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Post by Teej » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:39 pm

Panther wrote:You want to check your blind spot to change lanes but you only move your head a little because of TIR.

...and keep your eyes pinned forward.
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