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Old 08-15-2018, 06:28 AM
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Default Boy do I need a holiday and get back to flying !!

What with weather at home preventing flying ... travelling the world for meetings and deals ... I am so fed up !

I really need a holiday and time with my models as therapy !

You cannot imagine what some nationalities are like in meetings, especially when Govt ministers get involved. My best suit looks like a herd of elephants walked over it ... my bags are brim full of presents I have no room for ... WHY can they not give me a good RC kit instead ?

This weekend I should be back home - and of course its crap weather then ..

Oh boy !

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Old 08-15-2018, 02:45 PM
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Haven't flown much myself here lately. Our summers here in the park are always busy, to the breaking point for our staff with the cutbacks we have dealt with over the last few years.

Combine that with my Son getting ready to head back off to college for the final semester before commissioning in the Air Force we have been doing a lot together outside the flying realm, working on old cars, buying more old cars, and a few other things.

Looking forward to fall, cooler weather, and more time for flying.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:51 PM
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I'm getting too old for this jet-setting lark ... 3 countries in 5 days !! enoughs enough ...

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Old 08-15-2018, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
I'm getting too old for this jet-setting lark ... 3 countries in 5 days !! enoughs enough ...

Nigel
yeah that is hard to do, even for a young person.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:35 PM
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Oh c'mon Nigel. I heard you lived fast and hard...
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:48 AM
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Still two more to do before Saturday ...

UGH !! This morning - I meet another client and the Deputy Minister .. hopefully will be short and I can then go to airport to relax before flight out ...

Why do we do it

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Old 08-19-2018, 05:42 AM
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It is so annoying when business gets in the way of flying, isn't it.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:00 AM
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I get home saturday .... get call from Club ... they are holding big meet at airfield that day !

I'm so bushed - I just cannot do it ....

PLUS - this is a real bummer :

In Dubai airport security was real tight and scanners turned up to max. I couldn't get through the detectors as I have metal implants. So it was a full pat down .. explosives ... drug tests ... That meant EVERYTHING went into trays .. even my tissues. They finish and I put all back in bags, pockets and sort myself out ... I fly to Hamburg.
After I'm finished there (6 hour stop) - I have to return to departures to catch next flight. Security again ... emptying pockets I realise I do not have my car key. You got it ... its still in Dubai Security.
While waiting for flight - I start making phone calls to see what to do when I get to Riga. My car is locked and parked at the airport. Due to the chip'd key - there is no way I can move the car. I can unlock it but not start it.
What car is it ? Because my wife drives my XC Volvo ... I use the Renault van for general. I leave my best models in it. Yep - you guessed it .. my best models are now sitting at Riga Airport in a locked van for next 2 weeks while I wait for a new Chip'd key from Renault.

Sometimes you just feel like giving up !

Only consolation though - the trip was a huge success and I'm now just waiting for it all to start rolling in ... if it only does half the agreed - I shall be retiring soon !!

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Old 08-20-2018, 04:40 AM
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I know what you mean.
I have 3 implants, I had to fly from Seattle to Omaha, I haven't been felt up that much since my first girlfriend.
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