We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Back in the day, a childhood friend spent a summer working for the Kennedy family at its Hyannisport compound. One of his tasks was to drive John Jr. around. As he put it, while the Kennedy family members like to present themselves as friends of the poor, they are just rich people. Such as shorting maids for their last week of employment.
He did like Jackie though, whom he saw as a loving, concerned mother. Nothing negative about John Jr. or Caroline. He had plenty of stories about other members of the Kennedy family to lead me to view them with contempt.
I remember the day that John Jr. died like it was yesterday. I had never been so shocked by a piece of news in my entire life.
I had assumed, like pretty much everyone else, that he would eventually become President of the United States, and restore our country to its former glory. Of course, this may have been a fantasy, but I think that the whole country felt that way.
Whenever I hear "The Day the Music died..." I think of him.
You've got to be fu%king kidding, right? C'mon! This is a joke post Ron, right?
"restore our country blah, blah, blah..." C'mon Dude, you cannot be serious here.
The guy flew a plane he had no quals to pilot at night w/instruments, corkscrewed himself and two innocents into the Atlantic, cause he was a goddam "Kennedy", and Kennedy's don't 'effing drive to Nantucket on a Friday night like the rest of us loser @ssholes.
"Out of 310 hours logged, Kennedy had only 72 with a flight instructor, which, as The New York Times reported in July 2000, was considered “an unusually low number” by experts."
Seems okay to me, if anything high. You don't need more flight instructor time as your time goes up, and 310 hours is a lot of total time. Unless you're going for higher level certificates.
You solo with 8 hours. Pick up a few more instructor hours to learn the drill for getting a private license along the way, say at 40 total hours, and then you're on your own.
Kennedy's problem was not being able to fly on instruments, which is different from being instrument rated.. It's rather a basic skill he ought to have honed for when you get into situations so you can get out of them.