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Pilot Zone / Re: EAA 690 in the News
« Last post by Little Joe on Today at 02:16:00 PM »
I know but was it that way back in 1970 or have they changed the rules? I thought my 14 year old friend soloed. Of course maybe she did illegally....

I’ve tried googling it and can’t find anything about the history of it. I thought some of you old fogies might have been around back then and remembered.    ;D
Back in 1969, a girl I was dating soloed on her 16th birthday.  So did her twin sister.  Her Dad owned an airplane and she (they) had been flying since they were 10.
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Finally got around to it. Very cool Eppy!

Me too! We were poised to get a youth build going here before the China pestilence descended. Hope we can get going again.
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Pilot Zone / Re: EAA 690 in the News
« Last post by Rush on Today at 11:49:47 AM »
It looks like a person may solo an airplane at 14 in Canada and Britain.

This was in NC.  I just don’t recall in ground school the first time, back in 1980 learning that student certificates only allowed solo in gliders and balloons until 16.  But then that was 41 years ago... and not applicable to me I was already in my 20s.
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Pilot Zone / Re: EAA 690 in the News
« Last post by Jim Logajan on Today at 11:36:53 AM »
It looks like a person may solo an airplane at 14 in Canada and Britain.
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Pilot Zone / Re: EAA 690 in the News
« Last post by Rush on Today at 10:58:52 AM »
I believe you can get a student pilot certificate at age 14, but can’t solo until 16 and can’t get your ASEL until 17.

I know but was it that way back in 1970 or have they changed the rules? I thought my 14 year old friend soloed. Of course maybe she did illegally....

I’ve tried googling it and can’t find anything about the history of it. I thought some of you old fogies might have been around back then and remembered.    ;D
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Spin Zone / Re: Happy Birthing People's Day
« Last post by Rush on Today at 10:43:05 AM »
Good grief. As a former childbirth educator I can tell you that a “birthing person” is a female currently in labor. Not someone who gave birth at some point in the past no matter what gender they call themselves.  Even the transgender men who have given birth had to get off the testosterone and go back to female hormones to accomplish it, and, of course, they had to still have a uterus.

Although I’ve heard of a scheme to allow biological males to carry a pregnancy via intra-abdominal implantation. It’s theoretically possible although very unethical in my opinion. Babies have been carried to term by women in this way, not intentionally of course, and it carries a very high risk of hemorrhage and death of both the “host” and fetus.

Also I’ve heard they’re working on uterus transplants. Again, to attempt a pregnancy in this way would be extremely high risk.

I understand the transgender’s drive to want to experience everything of the opposite sex, but there is a point you accept the limits nature gave you. There are women who are infertile and cannot carry a pregnancy and they have to come to terms with it.

Hell, I’d love to have a dick so I could pee standing up. It’s really not fair that I can’t have the full experience of being male on the days I feel like identifying that way. I think I’ll go burn down a Wendy’s to get my point across.
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Spin Zone / Re: Why I’m not getting the vaccine
« Last post by Lucifer on Today at 10:39:23 AM »
Since there are always false positives with testing, we will never be able to confirm the virus is gone. So we should stay masked and locked down permanently.

Endorsed by Pope Tony and the Branch Covidians.
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Spin Zone / Re: Why I’m not getting the vaccine
« Last post by President-Elect Bob Noel on Today at 10:29:21 AM »
.... So we should stay masked and locked down permanently.

In an abundance of caution
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Spin Zone / Re: Why I’m not getting the vaccine
« Last post by Rush on Today at 10:23:20 AM »
Actually we must stay masked up and locked down for at least a year after there are no more active cases, you know, for safety and to be sure.   Oh, and continuous testing.

Since there are always false positives with testing, we will never be able to confirm the virus is gone. So we should stay masked and locked down permanently.
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Spin Zone / Happy Birthing People's Day
« Last post by President-Elect Bob Noel on Today at 09:30:07 AM »
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