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Posted: 4/24/2016 2:22:23 AM EDT

 
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 2:26:25 AM EDT
Kermie Weeks has one of the coolest not-a-job day jobs ever.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 2:45:05 AM EDT

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Yep. Oil trust fund baby.  I'd really consider giving up one of my nuts to do what he does.  No bullshit.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:35:02 AM EDT
So awesome I'm literally disgusted.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:47:04 AM EDT
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  Yep. Oil trust fund baby.  I'd really consider giving up one of my nuts to do what he does.  No bullshit.


Hey, at least he has the sense to spend it well.  The guy has all but single-handedly preserved dozens of priceless and last-of-their-kind flying artifacts.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 6:43:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 6:46:30 AM EDT
Holy shit the cabin is LOUD. Definitely would have to wear hearing protection.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:06:44 AM EDT

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Ain't no mufflers on that Merlin.  



 
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:10:31 AM EDT
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If you ever get the chance to visit FOF - by all means, GO!
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POF isn't open to the public. He keeps teasing us that he has big plans for a new venture, but the museum closed a few years ago. He still runs Sun N Fun every year, though.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:15:53 AM EDT
Why was he pointing at various instruments and giving the thumbs up?

Is this a filmed test flight for a customer?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:21:42 AM EDT
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It's his video series. He's showing you, the viewer, what hes checking.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:23:01 AM EDT
P51! Cadillac of the skyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:33:45 AM EDT
Yeah, I think if I had hit one of those MEGA lotteries, I'd definitely go learn how to fly. I'd probably start with sailplanes, as my father who was a USAF pilot and learned at the USAF Academy advises, it's the best way to learn how to FLY.

Only if I think I had enough experience and could handle it, would I want to buy a classic plane and actually fly it.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:40:53 AM EDT
Is that a Constellation at the Airport ?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:06:14 AM EDT
Jealousy intensifies....
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:23:04 AM EDT

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Yep.






Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:41:29 AM EDT
My Neurosurgeon guy has one.



Says its better than secks.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:42:15 AM EDT
I'm Jelly...

But If it were me, I would be in a flight suit, boots and leather jacket....not blue jeans and tennies...That plane deserves the look....
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:51:40 AM EDT
Left hand is throttle?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 11:10:52 AM EDT
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 Throttle, mixture, prop, blower control/turbosupercharger conrol if any, will also be in that area or nearby.
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