I will start this story by saying I have never won anything in my life. No door prize, no raffle ticket, never. In first grade where there were 19 prizes for 20 kids, guess who went home empty handed. I just learned to deal with lady luck whooping me with her stick and made my own luck.
Today, I was paid back for the past losers. I was asked to fly kids for Young Eagle rides at a local fly in. I paid for my own breakfast that was free so the local EAA chapter might have another 6 bucks. I bypassed the free fuel hose for the same reason. Flew 4 kids and had a great time looking at big grins.
While taking a break for lunch, I got talked into buying a raffle tix for a ride in the P-51 that was at the fly in. I decided to really help out the local chapter and bought 50 bucks worth, and stuffed them in the Scout to throw away later, please reference above success at raffle tix.
I felt kind of guilty even being there at the fly in since my whole crew was home setting pipe to run the pivots in our spuds, so I left to go home and help them after I flew my kids. The cell phone rang with the good news. I won the back seat ride in the Mustang. Cant wait, will post some pix when I go.
I peed my pants today!
The Dakota Kid- my new favorite plane