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krbaugh 07-30-2007 2:38 PM

Ok ok so it was not a Wakeboard boat or a boat for that matter. But this was the most exciting thing I have done in my life! For my 50th birthday my wife bought me a fighter pilot for a day package. I flew for 45 minutes and we did 6 dog fights. The plane pulled up to 6 gs and was the most fun I have ever had! This is one of the dogfights I flew <a href="http://www.clarkboat.com/aircombat1.wmv" target="_blank">http://www.clarkboat.com/aircombat1.wmv</a> <BR><a href="http://www.aircombat.com" target="_blank">http://www.aircombat.com</a> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/482575.jpg" alt="Upload">

ponte_06_x2 07-30-2007 2:51 PM

wow. what a great gift. im a huge jet fan also. my dream would be to fly in a blue angle. just a wish

krbaugh 07-30-2007 4:29 PM

I still find it hard to believe that they let me fly the plane let alone fly it in 6 dog fights <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/smile.gif" border=0>

rwb 07-30-2007 4:46 PM

That was righteous! Thanks for posting. <BR> <BR>Cheers.

brody 07-30-2007 6:11 PM

I am stoked too, my dad surprised me with this same gift from a school auction that him and I will do together sometime soon. We will be flying the same planes out from the same company. Hope I will have as good of a time as you. Do you actually get to fly the plane yourself?

krbaugh 07-30-2007 6:22 PM

Oh yes you will be taking the controls about 90% of the time it is amazing! If you watch the video at the very start he says you have the controls from that point on I am flying with his instructions.

brody 07-30-2007 6:29 PM

Thats sweet, I can't wait!!!!!

wake_pirate 07-30-2007 10:30 PM

Looks like fun. I'm jealous.

nar722 07-31-2007 12:36 PM

Cool video. I just threw up. You must have taken a bottle of dramamine

talltigeguy 07-31-2007 12:57 PM

That was awesome! <BR> <BR>The cost? <BR> <BR>Can they fit a guy 6'9" into one of those seats?

bmartin 07-31-2007 2:12 PM

Way to go Kevin. I am envious!!! <BR> <BR>I may have to start dropping hints myself or start saving some change. <BR> <BR>Edit: Which craft did you fly? <BR> <BR>(Message edited by bmartin on July 31, 2007)

krbaugh 07-31-2007 3:39 PM

The air craft was a The SIAI Marchetti SF-260 <BR> <BR>My wife paid 1000.00 but it has gone up some. <BR> <BR>I had 2 fears one that I would get sick and I did not well I did not barf any way. It was VERY hot that day and was even hotter in the cockpit. My other fear was that I would be afraid…..I was never afraid. I believe that I had no problem with either because I was flying an not just a passenger. They did supply me with 6 barf bags just in case. I doubt a 6’ 9” person would work I am 6’ and it was cramped

nbeihl 08-02-2007 3:47 AM

Congrats man!!!

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