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post #281 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 11:17 PM
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Hey Snowolf, what exactly was your occupation in the Air Force? That's really interesting.

I just started out in the AFROTC program and plan on graduating as an Engineering Officer. Going good so far. I just need to secure my US citizenship by my 2nd semester next year, which I should definitely be able to do since I've been a Permanent Resident for 5 years now...
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Thanks for the kind words, and right back at you. Always a little good natured service rivalry there, but if I learned one thing in my time, its that ALL the services are filled with great people, and we're all on the same team.

That being said, I have some jealousy here, as there is definitely some bad-assery in that kind of back country flying. If only I could take advantage of that sort of terrain on a snowboard.

Actually getting ready to finish my Navy career and return to the PNW this summer. Very much looking forward to getting out of the mid atlantic and back to the west coast after being gone for 20+ years, especially with the pictures found on this forum.
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I rent from the FBO at the airport. That Husky belongs to a friend. I got my PPL in 1997 and I breezed through training and got it just a few hours over FAA minimum hours but added about 6 hours of spin recovery and aerobatic maneuvers. Back then it cost be about 4 grand.

I got the Instrument Rating, Complex and High Performance endorsements in 2002. That ran me about 6 grand. Working on finishing my Commercial Rating; I have completed the ground school and am about 1/4 through flight training. Once that is done, I plan on knocking out my CFI and CFII and go back to Arizona and work as a full time flight instructor.
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Had some fun times in the Air Force. Regret not staying in for my 20!

I dunno man I've seen the pics. I think you've done pretty fucken well with your time. My best friend joined the army the day after we graduated high school('94), and I'm not gonna lie, looking at retirement at 38 sounds pretty awesome....

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like i said, helmets are bitchin spots for stickers lmao


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Note, I am not suggesting that you are a helmet evangelical in any way; I know you much better than that.

Thanks...For a moment I thought.

Last weekend, poaching for stashes of pow with my son, cruising trough woods at low speed, I dodge a branch, just to get the next broken pointy stump right on my forehead. almost knocked me off the board. It was pointing at me and was a pretty sharp one too. without helmet I would have needed stitches for sure. But then I use protective gloves and padded shorts too..

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Thanks...For a moment I thought.

Last weekend, poaching for stashes of pow with my son, cruising trough woods at low speed, I dodge a branch, just to get the next broken pointy stump right on my forehead. almost knocked me off the board. It was pointing at me and was a pretty sharp one too. without helmet I would have needed stitches for sure. But then I use protective gloves and padded shorts too..
Helmets definently made ripping through trees nicer, instead of dodging tiny branches I just bash right through them. I seem to use them more like a football player.

Oh, and fuck the new tuck rule.
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Which helmet do you guys recommend for wearing a beanie and goggles under it?
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Which helmet do you guys recommend for wearing a beanie and goggles under it?

You should not wear a beanie under it...a loose helmet is worst than no helmet for neck injuries AFAIK. I do use a thin under helmet...but then my head is shaved

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You should not wear a beanie under it...a loose helmet is worst than no helmet for neck injuries AFAIK. I do use a thin under helmet...but then my head is shaved
Really? I see alot of guys with a beanie under it... And it just looks cooler, well atleast with the goggle strap under it.
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