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Off the ground

I took flying lessons when I got out of the Navy and the Flying Instructor after five hours of Instruction said “its yours”.  I said your “kidding”, but guess he was serious so I flew the Piper Cub and I was so nervous I didn’t need the moter running as I was shaking so much.  Made a beautiful landing and was expecting congratulations, instead was asked if I ever looked at the wind sock? The wind had changed direction 180 degrees.  After flying for a while the instructor said for me to just log in and out when I took off with a plane as no one would be there.  So I propped the plane to get it started, then took the wedges from under the wheels so I could take off.  Got into the plane gave it some gas and remembered I hadn’t taken the rope loose from the rear tail wheel.  So I got out with it, heading towards two parked planes.  I ran and caught the wing strut but had another problem.  The plane was picking up speed and the door was backwards to me so I couldn’t swing into the cockpit.  Finally going 40 MPH down the runway, I grabbed the top of the door and swung into the cockpit.  Looking up I found I was near the end of the runway, so got it slowed down and stopped at the edge of it.  I shook for a while and could’t take off for at least a half hour till i could stop shaking..  Sometimes we worry about things that never happen, so we dont’t try.  It is said, it is better to have tried and failed than never tried at all.  So give my promotions a try and maybe you will get off the ground with your business.

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