jomac wrote:good grief what's a few crashes...when my cfi buddy from wyo was staying there, a few birds came in on the end of a sling, they too crashed "somewhere" but no one killed...so they hauled them off on a truck. big deal...while i am sorry for their circumstance, they can get other birds...glad that "they" are all OK...
as a group we gotta get over the "seemingly terrible" act of crashing. if u r an outdoor guy, and i mean everything fromatv's, sleds, heavenforbid skateboards, deep snow skiier/boarder, hiker or etc, it comes with the frickin' territory...! quit worrying about what everybody thinks if we bend something. they aint gonna close off our access to places 'cause of a little bent metal. go land these places if u want to. do it responsibly. do it with respect to leave it pristine for everyone else. best yet, get a local CFI, and there are some damn good ones to go with you! challis to mccall, u can find a pro if u ask, do it and it is $ well spent.
granted, we dont need the neg publicity, but still we have a right to be there as much as anyone else...SO, if u should end up at JC, like i have damn it 7 years ago with a crunched bird,use it as a motivator to get a little better at it, dust yourself off, and get goin'...with a little help...!
I've crashed cars and an airplane. I crash better than anyone I know.