Oct 112009

The regional airport where Alpha Geek’s flying club is based had a big “Family Fun Day.” They left the gates wide open and allowed the general public to come and go as they pleased. The various clubs and organizations based there were offering hot dogs and hamburgers and sodas. There was a biplane giving rides. There was a C-130 parked on the larger ramp (I didn’t even realize that runway was long enough for a C-130 to land on).

And several pilots brought their planes for sale out to get a good showing.

One of them was a Cessna 172. It’s in great shape, for a great price. Alpha Geek really, really likes it.

A few miles away from the airport, a new subdivision is under development. They’re selling plots of land, on which you can custom-build your own house. Practically unheard-of out here, where the developers stamp out their cookie-cutter subdivisions and you have to just take what’s already there.

We were wandering around the airport this afternoon, tossing around ideas like buying that airplane, buying one of those plots, and custom-building a house within walking distance of the airport.

You know, I don’t need to win a big lottery. Half a million would more than suffice.

I’d probably have more of a chance if I actually played the lottery. Although not enough of one to actually bother playing it. Then again, apparently it’s a better chance than I have of finding a damn job.

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