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I like planes. I fly.

I am The Lord of the Wings!

Twitter: @MothWingthane

Impressions of a Pilot by Gary Claude Stoker

Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within.

To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;
Then back to earth at the end of the day,
Released from the tensions which melted away.

Should my end come while I am in flight,
Whether brightest day or darkest night;
Spare me no pity and shrug off the pain,
Secure in the knowledge that I'd do it again.

For each of us is created to die,
And within me I know,
I was born to fly.

I clear my journal out on a regular basis, so you may not see many posts here.

I keep being told I should write a proper bio here, but there simply isn't enough to write about. I'm fairly boring, but I try to be nice to people, I like my friends (obviously, that's why they're friends!), fiddle with computers a lot, don't work due to being a full-time carer, read anything I can get my hands on, like wordsearches, cool temperatures and interestingly bad weather, will sit for hours listening to static on my comms receivers, eat too much, exercise too little, don't smoke, drink, do drugs or have sex. Yes, boring.

Things I love most - Planes, dolphins and radio. Seriously, when I say I love planes, that doesn't even begin to start to describe my passion. Nothing excites me more than flying. That might sound sad, but I love to fly and I love anything that flies, from vintage "wind n wires" to modern fast jets. I learned to fly with the RAF and have held a PPL since just after my 17th birthday.

And, yes, my anthro characters are airplanes, Deecee (based on a DC-8), Juan al Evan (based on the BAC 1-11, my favourite classic airliner) and Jay Provost (based on the Jet Provost, my favourite plane ever!). I know some don't like that, but tough :P

Current shack gear: 2x Yaesu FRG100, Panasonic DR49, AOR AR 8000, Icom IC-PCR1000, Realistic DX-394, Realistc Pro-2042, Standard C78, KDK FM2030, Signal R535, Lowe Airmaster, Timewave FAX-III.

I mess about with my collection of various cameras too. I don't rate myself too highly, but some of my pictures have been fairly well received. Please pop over to my DA gallery and take a look :)

Oh, I also collect inflatable toys. Yes, you heard that right! Mostly aircraft and I have hundreds of the things.

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