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Old 09-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #41
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We have gone on several day trips so far. Today was another first, we flew from St. Louis to Amana Iowa. And landed at a grass strip. It really was no big deal, but I had never done it and would have liked to try it with someone who had some experience first. But they were starting Octoberfest there and the wife was wanting to go. So off we went. We had a good time and a nice flight.

Sounds like fun. One of the less fun things about flying is it sure cramps the drinking for things like Octoberfest. The FAA rules of 8 hours from bottle to throttle, I think do a really good job of keep pilots from drinking and flying.

I know there are exceptions, but I've know plenty of pilot who've told stories about they got drunk and stupidly drove home with no memory of the event.

However, I've never heard pilot tell a story of harrowing landing after having a few before take-off and precious few of pilots of relating stories of other drunk pilots.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #42
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Sounds like fun. One of the less fun things about flying is it sure cramps the drinking for things like Octoberfest. The FAA rules of 8 hours from bottle to throttle, I think do a really good job of keep pilots from drinking and flying.

I know there are exceptions, but I've know plenty of pilot who've told stories about they got drunk and stupidly drove home with no memory of the event.

However, I've never heard pilot tell a story of harrowing landing after having a few before take-off and precious few of pilots of relating stories of other drunk pilots.
Nothing but Ice Tea for me. I got way to much invested to take any chances now.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:30 AM   #43
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However, I've never heard pilot tell a story of harrowing landing after having a few before take-off and precious few of pilots of relating stories of other drunk pilots.
That might be due to a severe case of survivor bias...?
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