1SgtMajor wrote:Whew........ sorry......... just came to. I guess that last go round I was just pounding my head a little too hard on the wall......... got a headache now but I'll take something for that maybe...... (smile)
Don't worry Alan.......... you're in good company here. Heck..... I'll be midway through my 50's in just a couple of months but no worries...... Scott has found a way to make me young again.
I'm just anxious for the Cub I suppose because if I was actually purchasing an aircraft for real then a Cub would be something I would truly consider........ semi-affordable at least more so for me than a 747, a war bird, private jet etc., but even if money was no object..... I always enjoyed just going for a little spin on a clear day and enjoying the solitude. That's probably one reason why I never got my private ticket............. too busy sightseeing while I was out by myself. (smile) Actually there was more to it than that...... but the times I did go out alone in a Cessna 152 or 150 are times I've always cherished and even then thought how nice it would be to have a Piper Cub......... or even a Taylor Craft if you could find one.
SgtMajor, USMC (Retired)
That makes complete sense. A big part of my FSX fantasy life is that I'm flying something I could actually own - which was always a pretty narrow set and in the past couple of years has gotten narrower. Add to that the fact that the Cub is a slow, (relatively) quiet, almost contemplative airplane compared to some of the alternatives, and it turns out to be exactly what I need.
I remember going on flights with friends in the NYC area when I was thinking of going for a private ticket. We flew in Archers and such. I found it to be pretty claustrophobic and nerve-racking (jammed in an enclosed cabin, traffic all over, ATC yakking constantly) - not a relaxation, for me at least. Now, if I'd know about Cubs, I might have pursued my ticket in one - much more my kind of experience. Almost like sailing as opposed to power boating.
So that's the kind of experience I'm trying to get out of the A2A Cub. Therefore my insane eagerness...