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When I started training for my pilot license last year I thought starting in my mid-40's made me rather old for a student. I soon learned that wasn't the case--met many students older than I was. Gave me a "surge of youth" knowing I could learn new skills so easily.But sometimes things can throw that surge of youth asunder. I was with my daughter yesterday (FATHER'S DAY, MIND YOU) checking out at the market. I was kidding and teasing her the way we usually do. After a moment, the cashier said "Is she your granddaughter?"Urgggghhhhhhhh. Just when I was feeling good about myself. Maybe if I dye my hair, get rid of all the gray I will look like a daddy again?:)-John

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......And while youngsters indulge in baldness, you have nothing to worry about John. ;-)It's when you get to my age 65, when you reckon your getting old with not much hair left anyway to do anything with but, still enjoying flight simming.

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Hi John,I had a similiar experience at a local Orlando hospital when my son was getting some blood work in the outpatient clinic. One of the male nurses asked if I was his grandfather. I just laughed it off and indicated some comment about my virility at my advanced age!!!I now work at Air Orlando Flight School, www.flyairorlando.com , and come in contact with all ages. I don't mind teenagers calling me Bill, Mr. Bill, or Mr. Sieffert. I feel we are sharing a life's experience of aviation. I also enjoy the Camaraderie of the young and old. When someone makes the remark of being the "Dirty old man!", I usually state, "Hey, I resemble that remark!"W. Sieffert

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Okay, I'll have to swell my chest a little. Was asked to pick up my 9 year old granddaughter at a birthday party recently and the host asked me which one was my daughter. Ahh, the little pleasures - pun intended.Leon

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Hi Leon,When are you going to visit Orlando? KORL, West side, Sheltair.W. Sieffert

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Hi Bill,I need to do that one day soon. Or if you get a chance KLAL is an easy trip. Our hangar bunch (24 of us) is an owner/occupant group located in an isolated wooded area on the northwest corner of the field. It's like a big sandbox where we all gather and play nicely. There's usually a grill going somewhere and refrigerators are filled with whatever satisfies your thirst. Be glad to have you.Best regards,Leon

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That happens to me also but I am 23! I guess that means I visit their establishment a little too much ;)

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>Well mine is much more simple. No one cards me anymore when I>buy liqueur-not even in question.....what an insult!Well hey, I am 34 years old and they still card me about 90% of the time. It's kind of annoying but the older I get, the less I mind...RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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