Social Thread LVIII: Lawman wants a Euro-hug

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by OfficerChris, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Hint: Look for horizontal structures to land on, not vertical... :tongueout:


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  2. Maybe

    Darn! I was going to try to land on the side of a bridge; just pull up and run along the edge of it until you stall, right?

  3. you are getting a pilot license?

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  4. Looking into it, at least. It'll be expensive, though. Minimum of over $6,000.
  5. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO
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    I remember when a private pilot flew his single prop right under the top of the Gateway Arch.

    Sent from my communicator.
  6. awesome I always wanted to have one. I played a lot of different flight simulators as a teen, like Janes f15, Falcon 4 or Microsoft flight Sims.
    Sometime in the academy I went on a flight with a small 4 seater plane with three colleagues, one having a pilots license. During the flight he gave me control and I was flying for little bit less than an hour. Did turns, went up and down and thought "that's so easy, like in ms flight sim". lol. The pilot then asked me if I had been flying an airplane before since I did it that good lol.

    The only really hard parts seemed to be the landing offcourse and the radio stuff because I couldn't even understand one single word (the pilot neither but he told me that he knows what air control and the tower would say)
    Great experience, sadly its about twice the price here to get a motor plane license. Small country... less airspace.

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  7. and across the Atlantic for the first time :rofl:

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  8. Gotcha. That's for the bare minimum of hours required by the FAA, though--40 hours. Realistically, it usually takes 70-90 hours for most people to get their license, which can up the cost considerably. I'm debating on taking a pilot training loan (yes, there is such a thing) for the whole thing if I can get it, or paying for as much as I can as I go. It would probably cost less in the end to pay it all at once and fly as much as possible to get it done (you remember more that way, or so I keep hearing), but I really don't want a loan like that over my head. Decisions, decisions......

    Hell, I seem to remember hearing of one in the 70's or 80's being flown into the Soviet Union under the radar, on Border Guards Day (when all the Border Guards there are uproarously drunk and thus nobody was watching the borders, really), and landing I think in St. Petersburg on a main road. A German teenager who wanted to defect, I believe.
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  10. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Pffft... amateurs, I logged at least a few thousand hours in my AH-64 Apache (simulation) during college. Didn't help my grades, but I did kill a lot of Russian tanks and even a few Hinds.
  11. Jungle Strike or Desert Strike? Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo?
  12. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

    386 pc......
  13. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    I used to play the crap out of a Chuck Yeager flight simulator. Now that was a fun game. I think I used to play Desert Strike on the PC as well. One of those copter games got me kicked out of the cockpit of a Cobra once as a kid at a airshow.
  14. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Got you beat on that.

    It was on a Commodore 64 and I forgot the name of the game... but it had to be booted up from a few floppy disks, not the little compact ones, the true floppy 5.5" flimsy plastic disks that required a paper sleeve to protect the exposed magnetic media inside.

    But man, did I log tons of hours on that sim blasting through all the scenarios, including NATO and Middle Eastern conflicts.

    Oh, did I mention it was like 73F today and I drove my convertible with the top down and actually got a farmer's tan on my arms? Saw a few cute girls walking around the main cruise venues too... almost makes you forget about the communists running this state.
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  15. holy cow I loved jungle strike, but only the first mission in washington. So funny when the small people climbed up the ladder. Back then I was a kid and my english wasnt very good, but I did understand most of it.
    I always wondered when the message "the president's limo is beeing attacked" was displayed, why they would use this kind of a slang term for the attack....-> because I thought that means the president's limonade is beeing attacked :rofl:

    The stealth fighter mission sucked, I never made that one.
  16. I am still thinking about the green card thing...
  17. Same here on all counts, other than the lemonade, lol. I played it on sega genesis, and loved the DC missions. I don't think I ever got past the stealth fighter mission either, though.
  18. I also played it on Sega. I cant even remember if it was in English or German, but I do know the term limo was used and its called limonade in German.



    watch this!

    I nearly get goosebumps lol
    [ame=""]Jungle Strike intro Sega Mega Drive - YouTube[/ame]
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    That's a Comanche... not an Apache. The flight hours (simulated) that I logged were on a way more intense and accurate program where I had to actually worry about the collective as well as the various avionic systems while flying around and shooting at targets. You guys are way out of your league against this veteran combat helo (simulated) jockey!

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