'take-offs optional, landings mandatory'. part one

Published by: monty stone on 2nd Dec 2017 | View all blogs by monty stone

   Of the three 'major' parts of flight, take-off, landing , and the 'bit in-between, it's always the take-off part that i've regarded as the most dangerous. morphing from a rolling mass of 'stuff' with only one 'puny' front wheel to a gracefull 'flying thing' ( or as frequently put ' a bunch of parts flying in close formation'.) has always imbued me with awe, and some anxious thoughts of ' will it fly' to 'AH-HA as the wing takes the load and becomes, for a while my personal 'magic carpet' and it never ceases to please and amaze me that  i've been able   to experience this for so long for so little. for me, the 'bit in-between the take-off and the landing is no longer as important, unlike 'our HENRY, and many others i no longer seek 'adventure first- hand , and i'm able to vicariously enjoy, through their videos, that part. i suppose, i'm more content with exercising skills learned long ago , courtesy  of Ole, and others, and while deteriorating slowly still enable me to ' get it up' ( the trike i mean!) weather permitting, and while i don't risk taking -up others i'm able to perform to a personal safe (for me!) level. golf and flower-arranging, while beckoning don't have the allure of triking, plus i'm beginning to make some fairly decent 'arrivals', though a recent 'departure' wasn't too gracefull! we triker guys have much to be thankfull for that in this little 'corner' of mans existence we are able to enjoy what had previously eluded him, to 'fly like the birds'.                                                                                                                                                    freazier nutszoff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ps Pauls recent blog explaining the 'triking' thing to pilots of 'real' airplanes  was absolutely awesome! ( another example of ' some people being smarter than they look!)                                                                                                                        ō                                                 pps yeah i know there are even MORE birdlike experiencers, hangies, 'jumpers', wingsuits etc, no disrespects to them, but i'm only a triker! and have a 'narrow' minded perspective.                                                                                                          

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2 Comments

  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 12 days ago
    I'm just now after 3 years of flying getting over the "it's going to stop flying and fall out of the sky" thing.
  • monty stone
    by monty stone 12 days ago
    yeah tom, my very first flight in a big silver metal tube I was so convinced I was gonna die that I bought 40k insurance and told the stewardess to tell the pilot that he should be extra careful 'cos some idiot had taken outa big insurance policy. Plus I filmed, with my 8mm movie camera the right wing from Seattle to san Francisco so there would be evidence of what happened.
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