From: Zagreb, Croatia
You know here in the States, it's possible to get a cheap, short, sport license. I got one because there's a bunch of Navy guys flying over my head every weekend, and my stodgy Piper would be an elephant in a cage of gazelles. So I got a Sport Certificate. No Med exam, just a heart beat.
Sport planes run the gamut from powered gliders up to the x-planes the Navy guys fly. My favorite, though, is the Zodiac. Samll, slow, maneuverable as all heck, like being a bird: more like wearing a plane than flying one. Utterly fantastic. A completely different experience.
I like the Zodiac because it's a side-by. Room enough for me, and a nice space for Beaudy the Wonder Dog. BTW, Beaudy's learning the difference between "roadtrip" and "airplane". What a good dog!
But I don't think an emu is as weighty as a springer spaniel; either in volume or in bulk. So you could get righteuos and then take your flightless alter-ego on a tour of your local neighborhood.
But you will have some trash to talk to some of the other folks that hang out here.
I am envious...
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