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New Job (and I heart you guys) ETA: Lake Havasu?

 
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: New Job (and I heart you guys) ETA: Lake Havasu? Reply with quote

Like was mentioned in another thread...where did the time go? I signed up for these boards when I was a captain in the Army. Two boats, two kids, and two wars later, now I'm retired from the military, kids are almost teens, and I'm almost 50. On the plus side, life is pretty good. I just changed jobs and am working for an outfit I thought you guys might appreciate. Maybe even GulfstreamV will come back and share his aviation prowess with us.

I signed on with Zapata Racing to help develop, market, and sell this Flyboard Air and some other modified configurations (bike, unmanned, etc). They make a bunch of water-based flying toys as well. You may recognize the Ronix closed-toe bindings, lol. I've even gotten interested in civilian flying and maybe getting my FAA fixed wing license or at least looking into Ultralight. Enjoy the vid. I hope all you old farts are doing well!




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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap, I just realized my sig line from 10 years ago is sort of prophetic. +1, me.
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool!
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tball is winning! that's awesome!
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do we all get discounts on this new flying toy?

I can sell you bindings if you need more.. Smile

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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2017 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Can I be a test pilot?
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some of you guys are Lake Havasu smart. We're looking for a place to rent for several weeks on or near the lake. Maybe a house or an available commercial property where we can flight test over water and practice for an upcoming air show demonstration in Miami. Ideally it would be a secluded spot where we won't bother anyone with noise. I know it's a longshot asking here, but I've often been amazed at the collective knowledge of this ragged bunch.

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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2017 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love to help, never been to Havasu. However, very much looking forward to seeing the results of this adventure! Cool
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are going to Havasu are you not supposed to just rent a houseboat and run the command post from the houseboat? Smile

sounds just like a good excuse to spend time at the lake and pretend to be working!

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PostPosted: May 21, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the Havasu trip happened and all went well. The local press even picked it up.

http://www.havasunews.com/news/flyboard-air-takes-havasu-by-surprise/article_b16f2a1a-3c48-11e7-b2ea-f72aa9a1f401.html

We rented part of a place out by Orlando to do some flying this week and it turns out it's one of the R&D and filming facilities for Ronix. Got to meet the couple that runs it; very down to earth and very friendly. Made me miss my boating and boarding days.

BTW, reminiscing reminded me: has anyone ever found the MP3 version of Double-O's "Beatface" that was on a Rob Struharik set in the Faction circa 2002?

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PostPosted: May 22, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool!
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PostPosted: May 23, 2017 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just saw a FB video of your guy that a friend posted.
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PostPosted: May 23, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So rad!
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