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    Re: The moment I've been waiting for...


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    Yay! 12,000 Flight Hours :)

    I never thought I would make it this far, but I did! I’m very happy, as you all can imagine, and now it’s time to drive my GT3 RS again and have fun celebrating…

     


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    Congrats GG, quite an accomplishment! Don't forget to have a beer on that tonight! :-)


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    Thanks Joost, I will.


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    Congratulations , even if I have not the slightest idea of what it represents . It is like doing a sub 7:00 time at the Ring ? indecision


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    Something like that Gnil. smiley Thank you! It is a beautiful spring day here in southern California and we are about to start the engine and 'fly off' to celebrate ;-)


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    wow, 12k on this,impressive 


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    Congrats Pilot👍

    🚁 all the best for the next 12.000!


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    Thank you martini964 and Conny997! Yes, it is quite a bit of time that I have spent in the air and every hour of flying is as enjoyable as an hour of driving my GT3 RS :-)

    We had sushi for dinner and Martini cocktails to celebrate. I was so hungry and stuffed myself with lots of delicious fish ;-) Afterwards we went to the movies and saw one of the new releases (Unforgettable). It was great and very well acted. We enjoyed it a lot. The drive home was fun too since there was no traffic at that late hour... smiley


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    Pilot:

    Something like that Gnil. smiley Thank you! It is a beautiful spring day here in southern California and we are about to start the engine and 'fly off' to celebrate ;-)

    Congrats and have fun. kiss


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    Congrats - 12.000 hours isn't a lot for a 125 year old dude smiley


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    12000 hours equal 500 days... I don't think I ever spent that much time in any of my cars.   

    Amazing indeed. kiss


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    12,000 hours, that's 600 round trips for a 10 hour transoceanic flight, like almost 6000 miles a leg.

    Typical Business class mileage is 1.5 times the actual miles flown, so for those 600 round trips it would equals to almost 11 million flying miles. 

    Anyone else got close to flying that much?

     


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    imagine how much Airoplan you could get?, ppfffffff 


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    Ha ha Lars997, flying keeps me young... Smiley


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    Whoopsy, you must have seen the movie Up in the Air with George Clooney. Smiley  Imagine all the cool places you could see if you had 11 million frequent flyer miles!


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    Thanks RC! I never thought of it as 500 days in the air :) I don't even want to think about all the fuel I burned... Smiley


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    Whoopsy:

    12,000 hours, that's 600 round trips for a 10 hour transoceanic flight, like almost 6000 miles a leg.

    Typical Business class mileage is 1.5 times the actual miles flown, so for those 600 round trips it would equals to almost 11 million flying miles. 

    Anyone else got close to flying that much?

     

    Now that you ask for calculations - a career in mining:  field work 20 years: about 5000 hrs, helicopter and bush planes; senior management 15 yrs: 3000 hrs international travel.... way down now in retirement to under 100 hrs per year...Smiley

    But - nobody does hours like 12,000, at the youthful age of Pilot, except.... pilots! 
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    Thank you! Very impressive numbers 4trac! Your career must have been exciting as well Smiley Are you still Down Under? We miss it a lot.


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    Congrats on the milestone Pilot  wink


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    DJM48:

    Congrats on the milestone Pilot  wink

    Thanks! Smiley Smiley


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    It's not exactly a GT3...

    ... but it's not too shabby either. It is Friday morning and I'm getting ready for a 3 hour flight. The color almost looks Lava orange and I have a matching center stripe to go with...


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    Racing the sky…

    My summer has been very hot and busy, but flying, as always, was great. Now it’s time to catch up with you guys on Rennteam again :)

    I can’t wait to celebrate a very special day with my wife this coming weekend. Currently I’m taking care of a few last things, including the “charcoal” GT3 RS.

    I will try to capture some of the moments as good as I can. Let’s hope the photos will turn out well (it depends a lot on local weather) so I can share them here… fingers crossed.


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    The girl in the white dress...

    ...celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. 

    It was a very special weekend for us and a very happy day! Everything fell into place for a cool photo shoot. I was lucky, all week I'd checked the weather and at the last minute it turned out absolutely perfect.

    I can't wait to take her out again...

     


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    Congratulations Pilot!


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    CONGRATULATIONS, it is so refreshing to see people like you still being in love after 30 years of marriage. Smiley

    We are celebrating our 25th next year, hopefully in Hawaii. Smiley


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    Many congrats to your 30th wedding anniversary to you and of course to your wife. kiss

    Very lovely pictures. All the best for the next 30 years..


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    Congrats and best wishes 

    David


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    Congratulations ! Not many people get that that far these days.


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    Many congrats Pilot - Great pictures, as usual...wink


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