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Memorable achievements « on: March 18, 2021, 03:32:59 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
I was thinking back on the things I've achieved in my life, and flying a glider solo must rate right up at the top.  8) Second only to getting married to Ria.  :-* :love:
It took me a long time to get there and the primary training was in a in a Sedbergh T.21 with the two seats side by side.
The secondary training and the glider I flew solo was in a Kirby cadet Mk.3  :'-) The solo flight was just a single circuit and couldn't have lasted more than a few minutes, but it was wonderful :love:
These types of glider were used from 1950 right up until just after I flew solo in 1984. :poof:
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 03:43:54 PM » Author: Rommie
I was thinking back on the things I've achieved in my life, and flying a glider solo must rate right up at the top.  8) Second only to getting married to Ria.  :-* :love:
Awwww, thank you sweetheart  :-[

The closest I ever came with regard to flying was having a trial lesson in a helicopter about 20 years ago, sadly I did not have the money for a full course, rotary wing flying is expensive  :poof:
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 03:57:15 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Awwww, thank you sweetheart  :-[

The closest I ever came with regard to flying was having a trial lesson in a helicopter about 20 years ago, sadly I did not have the money for a full course, rotary wing flying is expensive  :poof:
The only way I could afford to do it was through the Air Training Corps, and the bank of mum and dad to pay for my travel to the gliding school.  :)
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 05:17:51 PM » Author: Desultory13
When it comes to memorable achievements I can think of 4 careerwise but a most recent achievement was when Ria told me that I've been like a brother to her and Sammi. That's one of the nicest compliments I've ever had :love:
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 05:19:58 PM » Author: Rommie
Awwwww, you're making us go bright red here  :-[  :love: :-[  :love:  :-[  :love:
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #5 on: March 24, 2021, 01:02:34 PM » Author: AngryHorse
The only way I could afford to do it was through the Air Training Corps, and the bank of mum and dad to pay for my travel to the gliding school.  :)
I was also in the ATC, I passed my marksman on the firing range  ;D, quite funny though, as back then, being a 14 year old, ( very small and skinny young lad ), the 303 rifle I was shooting had such a big back kick, it started knocking me down the firing hole I was lying in!  :lol: :lol:
How I managed to hit the targets was anybody’s guess!
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 08:01:31 PM » Author: Desultory13
One truly memorable achievement was when I showed a crew from my local power company, Florida Power & Light, that I was able to wire a 3phase transformer bank, man were they surprised!
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #7 on: March 30, 2021, 09:51:42 PM » Author: Bulbman256
One truly memorable achievement was when I showed a crew from my local power company, Florida Power & Light, that I was able to wire a 3phase transformer bank, man were they surprised!

That's pretty cool, i could wire it but i don't think i could do it right! :mrg: 8)
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #8 on: March 31, 2021, 12:20:32 AM » Author: WigWag
That's pretty cool, i could wire it but i don't think i could do it right! :mrg: 8)
Yeah those WYE and Delta connections can be confusing at first but anybody can learn them.
The exciting part is wiring them from a bucket 45' from the ground! 8)
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 06:37:24 PM » Author: Desultory13
One truly memorable achievement was when I showed a crew from my local power company, Florida Power & Light, that I was able to wire a 3phase transformer bank, man were they surprised!

That was so cool! I was watching you show these guys how it's done and I just wanted to bust, I was so proud!
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #10 on: April 03, 2021, 06:57:43 PM » Author: Desultory13
That was so cool! I was watching you show these guys how it's done and I just wanted to bust, I was so proud!
Aww thanks! Man was I nervous and yet I felt right at home with the crew.
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 01:12:29 AM » Author: Bulbman256
As an average teenage most of what I do doesn't seem to really be an achievement, but what i do consider one was when last summer i spent 6 hours with a family friend wiring and installing outlets and the electrical boxes to then install a few under cabinet lights. :bulbman:
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #12 on: April 04, 2021, 01:35:33 AM » Author: Econolite03
My most memorable achievement was meeting up with another collector from Lighting-Gallery last month. I met rlshieldjr and at the meet got a few items. This was the first time I’ve ever met in person with someone who is in the same hobby. Some of the stuff I got is posted in my gallery. It was a really good meet.
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #13 on: April 04, 2021, 08:55:42 AM » Author: Rommie
Always good to meet people face to face, sadly there aren't any other LG members in this area, the nearest is 100 miles away :-\
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Re: Memorable achievements « Reply #14 on: April 04, 2021, 11:58:37 AM » Author: Joe Maurath, Jr.
As an average teenage most of what I do doesn't seem to really be an achievement, but what i do consider one was when last summer i spent 6 hours with a family friend wiring and installing outlets and the electrical boxes to then install a few under cabinet lights. :bulbman:

No matter what you set out to do is an achievement. Even if it is incomplete, done correctly or incorrectly, it is still an achievement. If you are not satisfied in reaching a particular goal, try again. We learn from doing things on our own. Life is a neverending series of everyday achievements, no matter how big or small they may be. Always be proud of the goals you have reached and what you did to get you there. :)
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