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Giday all


I used to fly quite some time ago


it was just an ultralight but i was about 5 lessons away from completing my licence when i was hit by a car whilst riding my motorbike home from work, i had numerous injuries including a right leg that was broken in 10 places.


spent 12 months in a wheelchair


naturally i wasnt able to complete my pilots licence


it was a long time ago but i still think about how much fun it was to fly


once i could walk again i gained weight and wouldnt of been able to fly that type of aircraft anymore anyway


have spent the last 12 months losing weight and getting fit.


soon i hope to complete my licence, of course i will have to re do everything


the fact that i came so close to finishing really gets me %$^#ed off


always finish what you start


so thats the mission


get myself a flying licence





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Welcome HappyFingers.


Those motor bikes are dangerous. I heard that 25% of fatalities are bike riders. They are hard to see as thay tend to blend into the background unless they have a headlight on. Better luck this time.



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No... riding motorcycles is no more dangerous than walking across a road.068_angry.gif.cc43c1d4bb0cee77bfbafb87fd434239.gif


The danger in most instances (not all) comes from drivers who see a motorcycle from a car and either don't register it as a threat, or don't register it at all.


I've been hit while stationary at a roundabout from behind while on a 1200cc Tourer and all she (the driver) did was tell me of for going ballistic at her and for the damage done to her Holden Statesman.


I also find it hard to believe that one in four road deaths are motorcyclists.


But then insurance premiums indicate that flying is dangerous...


... Statistics say that sleeping is dangerous...


Have you any idea how many old people die in bed??


Welcome to the forum HappyFingers and good luck with the return to the air.




(active motorcyclist, RAA pilot and someone who sleeps.. though not all at once)



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I used to work with a guy who had only half an arm and half a leg


he was one of the best guys you would ever meet


he had numerous motorbike accidents over the years that caused his injuries


yet he still rode his pimped out harley to work everyday, staggered into work and did a good a job as he could


i guess my point is, for some people riding motorbikes is in your blood, its a way of life, its something that those who havnt grown up riding motorbikes could ever understand.


its how a woman will tell a man that he could never understand childbirth


its how i could explain to you that the intensity of the pain i felt when i had my accident (due to the circumstances) is not possible for anyone who hasnt experienced that to understand or even comprehend, a whole body pain that had me wishing for death rather than to experience it a second longer.


riding motorbikes will always be my passion second only to my children


i remember how great it was when i did my first solo, the rush, the sense of achievement.


i just wanna finish my pilots licence because i feel like its something that was taken away from me unfairly (90 year old driver that drove his car straight into me)


so i am determined to finish my pilots licence and would even love to buy my own plane


since i have to start over again, i think ill go for my GA licence, rather than my ultralight licence.


and keep playing tattslotto 091_help.gif.c9d9d46309e7eda87084010b3a256229.gif


thanks for the welcome all


yes motorbikes can be dangerous


but so can flying keen.gif.9802fd8e381488e125cd8e26767cabb8.gif


from what i understand, flying is about preparing for and managing any risk's assosiated with flying a plane, to obtain a favorable outcome, being your safe arrival back to terra firma





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Welcome to the forums HF - you'll find plenty of friendly helpful people here!


being your safe arrival back to terra firma

As my father used to say, the more firmer, the less terror!!



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G`Day HappyFingers and 098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif,Hope you do get your pilot certificate and enjoy many hours of flying.


I know a guy who had an accident in his Drifter aircraft, as a result he was pretty well knocked around and also lost half a leg just below the knee.


When he recovered he made some modifications to the Drifter, got an artificial leg and continued to fly as though nothing had happened.







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