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Bucket List Stomach Churners

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by JWY, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

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    Have any YFers done any of these?

  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Why do I get the feeling that most of these people spend their everyday lives sitting behind a desk or counter? I did stupid stuff too when that was my life. But between the ocean trying to kill me several times each year and drivers on the road thinking my Harley is a target I've had enough adrenaline rushes to satisfy me. When I look at those thrill rides I'm stuck with the thought that the person running it probably earns minimum wage and was working at McDonald's last week I seem to remember someone starting a bungee jump thing when I was living in Florida, and that it closed after the cord broke. I'll stick close to ground level thank you. Guess I'm getting old and soft.:D (Some of those things do look like fun though.)
  3. YachtForums

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    I get a little queasy watching this stuff. Not sure I'm brave enough to try any of them.

    One of my bucket list items was a ride in an aerobatic plane. In 1986, I went for a demo ride with Mike Green from Skydancer Aviation based out of Ft. Laud. Exec in a Pitts S-2 Special. Had no problems doing loops, rolls or inverted flight, but once I got on the ground I was disoriented for about an hour.

    A couple years later I flew with multi-time German national aerobatic champion Dagmar Kress. She didn't hold anything back, but I had a hard time time holding everything back! The contents of my stomach remained intact, but I had a new understanding of the physical stress that sustained Gs have on your body.

    I prefer to fly with my feet on the ground now.
  4. timvail

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    NOPE . And dont have any plans to. lol
  5. NYCAP123

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    The only challenge I've thought to give myself that I haven't done is sky dive, and at this point in life I figure I can live without a broken leg or worse. Anything mechanical or electronic can break down or just break. I like staying at ground level where that break down isn't followed by a long fall and SPLAT. I'm also not good about trusting others with my life.