What happened to liberma? He almost always had something interesting to say, even if it was completely wrong and/or condescending.
Easy there, David. You're stripes are showing.
Especially when David gets the spelling of my name wrong. But that's ok, he is supposedly human
He is right, it's been awhile since I poked in here. As for me, flying SEL chapter in my life coming to a closure. Rental of a Cessna 172 up to almost $180 an hour locally (understandably due to fuel costs) and while I miss it dearly, my common sense says putting almost 2K in somebody else pocket per month with really nothing to show for it just doesn't compute well. I even thought about going back into soaring but that kitchen is too hot for me sitting in a green house tube with no shelter from the 90F+ heat with humidity match. Been a great ten year ride in GA so I am stepping out gracefully.
With this being said, I will say, the money saved not flying as gone to my newest toy, Mazda MX5 (Miata) 2 place roadster for my to and fro commutes. Not the speediest demon off the line but it's git up and mush is good enough for me (equivalent to the Sundowner I guess). Retired my 1996 Dodge ram for this vehicle since it was going to cost more to maintain it than it's worth.
Enough wordiness on me, may be mistaken for condescending or completely wrong , hoping all is well with the FA members!