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Old 26th Jun 2015, 20:55
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Shaggy Sheep Driver
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: UK
Posts: 3,334
Could a monkey do a better stall turn in the Yak than I could? Probably!

The really amazing thing to consider, IMO, is that in all of human history it was only from 20th century that ANYONE had the option of becoming a pilot. Countless generations looked up to the skies, observed the birds, but only very recently has it even been possible for anyone to actually 'slip the surly bonds'.

Those of us that did are indeed privileged to have been born at a time when we could. What's stopping everyone else?

And no, being pax in an airliner doesn't count, That's commuting, not flying.
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