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Well, it would have been easier for them to investigate Y'all's burnt bodies if you hadn't moved anything, I can't believe you were so inconsiderate in saving your father's life!
What's wrong with you Man?
And people want these fools to handle their medical care.
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I have a Buckeye 2 seat Powered Parachute and have been flying for around 10 years and love it . Its like therapy for me
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How about sharing some pics of it and shots from the air. Please.
Welcome to FF. Are you a Buckeye fan or ...is that just the name of your powered parachute?
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The brand name of the PPC is Buckeye. They've been out of business for some years now , but built a real nice machine in its day . I think mine would be about 1997 . Lets see if I can figure out how to upload some pics. Let me know if the pictures came thru. The one picture is picture of the skies i put on in the winter and take the tires off
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Not afraid of heights but I always liked having something under my feet, even if it was just a pair of climbing spikes. That hobby does not look like it is for me. I am not a happy flier.

I shall stick to my model trains.
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Welcome to the club and, by-the-way, you're nuts.

I'm a bit like Mel'sdad and TR, I like my feet on the ground. I'm a horrible flyer. I'm nervous in a 747 and the smaller they get, the worse I am. No way that you'd get me up in that.
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Its actually pretty safe , you can go up and shut off the motor and it has a 3 to 1 glide ratio with no power so if you loose power just pick a spot to land and your golden ! They key is not to fly over anything you wouldnt want to land in . Ive been told that oak trees with leaves on are pretty soft to land in . I cant and hopefully will never confirm that . You can fly up to 10,000 feet . But the higher you go the more boring it is . I like to fly about 500 ft and then you can really see everything
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Welcome to the club and, by-the-way, you're nuts.

I'm a bit like Mel'sdad and TR, I like my feet on the ground. I'm a horrible flyer. I'm nervous in a 747 and the smaller they get, the worse I am. No way that you'd get me up in that.
They don't get much worse then me. I once called the stewardess over and asked her: When are we going to land? She said, Sir, we haven't taken off yet. I said you mean it gets worse?
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Its actually pretty safe , you can go up and shut off the motor and it has a 3 to 1 glide ratio with no power so if you loose power just pick a spot to land and your golden ! They key is not to fly over anything you wouldnt want to land in . Ive been told that oak trees with leaves on are pretty soft to land in . I cant and hopefully will never confirm that . You can fly up to 10,000 feet . But the higher you go the more boring it is . I like to fly about 500 ft and then you can really see everything
Sounds awesome.
Thanks for the pics. When younger I think I would have tried this. Today, no way for me. Flying low does make sense. Have you seen eagles while you were in flight?
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Yup , I see lots of Eagles and RedTailed Hawks
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