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Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Auggie69 wrote:

"You fly airplanes you can back a trailer."

Pith. Brilliant.

Now, why didn't I think of that? confused.gif

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Marc Lee's Comment
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You fly airplanes you can back a trailer.

Thanks Auggie.

Friends plane. I just get to take the controls mid-flight.

I was a "high-time" student... actually "just a guy taking flying lessons" (it was pointed out to me) as I never had a medical certificate...

Many similarities however... I had just over 70 hrs. and about 240 takeoffs and landings. Took me most of that to figure out how to properly configure the plane and allow it to land - not to be confused with "landing the plane". When I finally learned what I needed to know and figured out how to apply it I nailed 3 perfect and one near-perfect landing in a row.

I feel I am actually fairly close to that point with backing. It will come!

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Marc Lee AKA The 100k mil's Comment
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Marc can fix everything including backing a truck.... Marc you are a great inspiration to many and have inspired me in other aspect in my life... keep up the good work

Auggie69's Comment
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Auggie69 wrote:

"You fly airplanes you can back a trailer."

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Pith. Brilliant.

Now, why didn't I think of that? confused.gif

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Sometimes you just need to think outside the box ;)

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Auggie69 wrote:

Sometimes you just need to think outside the box ;)

You mean like GOAL? rofl-3.gif

Right, that was weak, I know....smile.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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I have a "yard test" planned for sometime (TBD) Saturday for a Spotter gig in Mt. Pleasant, WI.

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PackRat's Comment
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Good luck, Marc!

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Marc, if you are running a spotter truck (rather that a day cab with a lifying 5th wheel) you will find backing and even blindsiding to become second nature and (almost) fun quite quickly. I used to challenge myself to see how many one-shots i could do in a day.

Most jockey jobs are VERY high energy, and grossly underappreciated (except by this guy and some others in the world). Good luck in the interview.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Rob T.'s Comment
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I have a "yard test" planned for sometime (TBD) Saturday for a Spotter gig in Mt. Pleasant, WI.

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That's good, I hope it works out! Atleast with a yard truck you can use not being familiar with the equipment if you find yourself struggling. Have you seen what the yard looks like that you'll be testing in? Does it look very tight or do you have space?

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