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Old 07-03-2012, 08:59 PM
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Default Father's Day Bucket List Flight

Friend of my girlfriend asked it I would take her father for a flight for Father's Day. A flight in a small plane was on his bucket list. No problem! Arranged for one of our formation group (Tom) to fly photoship. Originally my girlfriend was supposed to take photos, but the daughter got brave at the last minute and rode shotgun in Tom's RV-8. Turns out dad was a WWII refuge, brought to the states from England via the Warner Brothers program (his dad worked for them) at age two. Returned to England in 1945 and eventually came to the US via Canada. Nice guy. Got some stick time too (after the knock-off!).

Here is dad over the coast and post flight:




and the daughter hamming it up. Yeah, that was rough duty...


Notice the two pilots engrossed in the formation brief and (somewhat) oblivious to the pretty girl. Is that a man-code violation? Or, does formation discipline override?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:43 AM
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Very nice! the 6 and 8! Oh, the girl too.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:18 AM
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Very nice! the 6 and 8! Oh, the girl too.
I see a "6", an "8", and a TEN!
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:27 AM
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man code has been broken everyone!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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Default nice job

It's great to be able to help a friend out. I think its the least we can do for the vets, elders. Building up the Karma bank.

Be safe!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:21 PM
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Default Man code broken

Definitely a man code violation. You can always brief on "guard"
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:48 PM
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OK i see the RV6 but where is the RV8????i keep looking at those pics and don't see one anywhere, but i definitly see the girl
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:33 AM
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I see a "6", an "8", and a TEN!
CONCUR!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:42 AM
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OK i see the RV6 but where is the RV8????i keep looking at those pics and don't see one anywhere, but i definitly see the girl
I believe that is called "target fixation".
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:58 AM
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Briefing? what briefing? I did not see anything but a good looking girl
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