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#1 DMD

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:18 PM

ssia.

Just curious.

#2 John Cooper

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:10 PM

ssia.

Just curious.



I am not a pilot but it is on my to do list... I am however an 67N honor grad from Ft. Rucker so earned my AC wings.

John

#3 Gary Cain

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:08 PM

Hi Dennis,

I had a Private Pilots ticket till about 10 years ago and then I was just so darned busy I never had time to fly!!!! I hope to get back current in about 6 years, my daughter will be 8 years old then and I should have a little more time then!


Cheers
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#4 pfrost

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 12:11 AM

You know what they say:

those who can't play, coach...those who can't fly, collect....

#5 robert60446

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:57 AM

You know what they say:

those who can't play, coach...those who can't fly, collect....


:lol: ....I'm in the same boat... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

#6 Gregory

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 07:15 AM

How many wings collectors here are pilots?

I am former civil pilot but am not big collector of the wings. I collect only embroidered WWII era wings and mainly glider pilot ones.

Best regards

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 07:44 AM

I was a pilot in training until I almost killed my instructor.... or should I say he almost killed both of us. Not sure if that counts? :wacko: Anyway, it's nice to be able to walk away from a near death experience. I found that flying with a canopy over my head was much more exiting. I use to find tons of Army Air Force aviation stuff.... still maintain a nice collection of wings.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:40 PM

The only wings I have in my collection are mine, but I don't think that really counts. I've got my crew chief and pilot wings.

I am not a pilot but it is on my to do list... I am however an 67N honor grad from Ft. Rucker so earned my AC wings.

John


They still turning out 67N's or did you graduate a while ago?

Edited by swag, 17 May 2008 - 01:41 PM.


#9 Scott C.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 05:33 PM

Retired USAF pilot (C-130/KC-10) :)

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:03 AM

I have a commercial certificate, and I am half owner of a Mooney M20E. We are in the process of selling the plane, and I will be looking for an aerobatic plane, probably a Decathlon.

I started collecting wings because of my interest in aviation. The expense of flying has caused me to get out of the collecting hobby. Or maybe it's the expense of collecting that has caused this. There are people out there who routinely spend $1000 a month or more buying stuff, and I have no desire to compete with them. I am more interesting in having experiences than accumulating stuff.

Edited by DMD, 18 May 2008 - 07:04 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:50 PM

The only wings I have in my collection are mine, but I don't think that really counts. I've got my crew chief and pilot wings.



They still turning out 67N's or did you graduate a while ago?



1987 :)

Edited by John Cooper, 18 May 2008 - 08:51 PM.


#12 Jim McCauley

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:20 AM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Small wing collection. Master Army Aviator, Airline Transport Pilot.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Small wing collection. Master Army Aviator, Airline Transport Pilot.


Wow, you went straight to Master?

I had to get the slick wings and senior wings before the PX would let me buy the Master Wings... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

But I'm with swag...my collection consists of just three examples.

#14 Jim McCauley

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:48 PM

Wow, you went straight to Master?

I had to get the slick wings and senior wings before the PX would let me buy the Master Wings... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

But I'm with swag...my collection consists of just three examples.



http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif Wings I've worn? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif The three Army levels, two companies uniform wings, (two more didn't wear wings, just suits) and law enforcement wings. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif I also got a bunch of little pins with wings. Just for not crashing! :lol:

The 20 or 30 others are just some old surplus wings I picked up here and there. ;)


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