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Old 06-20-2020, 11:51 PM
Earl Findlay Earl Findlay is offline
 
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Default An apology -- I don't know what I don't know

Some months back, I posted a message on here that referred to a subject that I was misinformed about. I responded to honest attempts to correct my thinking in a negative way. The thread has since closed, so I cannot address this in the thread, but to all the Vans Air Force members that tried so hard to correct me, I am sorry that I scoffed at your attempts. You were right, and I was wrong.

I have since received instruction from a very capable RV CFI and I have learned more than I ever thought that I could know about many topics related to the RV.

Please accept my humble apologies, and know that I will always strive to do better, and to remember this valuable lesson.

Humbly,

Earl
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:46 AM
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Well and humbly spoken. May you always fly safely with honest wisdom as your guide.
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:15 AM
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Another place where a "like" button would be handier than writing a response... Maybe with the new site that's something Doug can add to the wish list.

Well said, Earl.
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:42 PM
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Some months back, I posted a message on here that referred to a subject that I was misinformed about. I responded to honest attempts to correct my thinking in a negative way. The thread has since closed, so I cannot address this in the thread, but to all the Vans Air Force members that tried so hard to correct me, I am sorry that I scoffed at your attempts. You were right, and I was wrong.

I have since received instruction from a very capable RV CFI and I have learned more than I ever thought that I could know about many topics related to the RV.

Please accept my humble apologies, and know that I will always strive to do better, and to remember this valuable lesson.

Humbly,

Earl

I don't know if I'd ever have the courage to make a post like this, and I admire yours. Safety starts here - recognizing your own limitations and being willing to learn.
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:19 PM
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I don't know if I'd ever have the courage to make a post like this, and I admire yours. Safety starts here - recognizing your own limitations and being willing to learn.
Earl, Turner summed up my thoughts using better words than I could.

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Old 06-21-2020, 05:57 PM
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Yes. It's a really good and rare person to come forward with a post like this. The kind of guy we want to stick around!

Cheers.
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:27 PM
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Earl, it's not every man who would continue to seek knowledge and improvement the way you did. What a wonderful example!

Good for you, Sir.

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Old 06-21-2020, 06:39 PM
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A humorous note...

I the famous words of comedian Ron White... "I had the right to remain Silent, but I didn't have the ability"... that always cracks me up.

Well done... join the long line of us that have do the same thing.
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Old 06-22-2020, 04:39 AM
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I had a similar "admission of guilt" experience with a 30-30 rifle a few years ago. I accidentally fired the rifle off in the house.

I told my story on the Marlin owners forums board and instead of being flamed and bashed off the site, I was "praised", and thanked for admitting to wrong doing. My story got reposted several times by the mods as a safety reminder.

The Marlin owners forums is a great site and I don't think I've ever seen them tear someone up because the disagreed with them.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:15 AM
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So Earl, I just have to ask...Are you a real person?

After the hornets nest got kicked over the the other thread you mentioned, some people thought that you might be just trolling to get a rise out of people.

As I recall, flight aware didn't have any RV flights in/out of Coeur d’Alene for the time frame you were talking about flying, and nobody could find your name in the FAA airman database.

Sorry if I'm off base here.
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