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Question for Pilots...

Which applies to you?


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Lead Sled

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I have read that among the pilot population there are a disproportionate number individuals that are either firstborn or left-handed. I also understand that a large percentage of pilots are afraid of heights. I'm guilty on all three counts - I'm left-handed, the oldest child, and have a hard time climbing a tall ladder. How about the rest of you? Why would this be?

'Sled
 
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LAZYB

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First born.

Ma and Pa drowned the left handed one.;)
 

Vector4fun

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First Born, right handed.

My Dad and his only brother are both retired Capts, and though Dad was second, he writes left handed. (played sports right handed though)..
 

ePilot22

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First and Right! Most of the time anyway;)

Love the heights! Ladders, rooftops, rocks. Anything that will get me above the rest!

My primary flight instructor was afraid of heights. Not of flying though because he said there was something solid under his feet. ?Ok? Whatever ever works huh?
 
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English

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First born (and hold favorite child status), right hander.
 

moonlight

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Left handed, and if you only count sane children, then I am definitely the first born. Now where are my pills...
 

HMR

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'Sled- I first heard this theory a few years ago. Most of the guys and gals I've flown with fit the bill.

Verrryyyy interesting.

HMR
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English

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HMR said:
HMR
(First-born, left-handed and unusually handsome)

That's not what your CP says.....

Your feet looked pretty good, though. :)
 

CrewDawg

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Left handed.


I have also heard that there is a disproportionate number of pilots that are affraid of heights. I always wondered if there was any truth to this.
 

Lead Sled

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CrewDawg said:
Left handed.


I have also heard that there is a disproportionate number of pilots that are affraid of heights. I always wondered if there was any truth to this.
Well, that's a good question. I'm definately afraid of heights. I have a hard time at the top of a tall ladder.

'Sled
 

Lead Sled

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English said:
That's not what your CP says.....

Your feet looked pretty good, though. :)
HMR likes to compare his flying skills and looks to Bob Hoover and Brad Pitt. He's correct - he looks like Bob Hoover and flies like Brad Pit. :p

'Sled
 

Floyd R. Turbo

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Left handed, first born male (which is what really counts, although I was last overall). Not afraid of heights, just afraid of long falls.
 

CrewDawg

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CrewDawg said:
Left handed.


I have also heard that there is a disproportionate number of pilots that are affraid of heights. I always wondered if there was any truth to this.


I guess I should add that I am affraid of heights also, and long falls ;)
 

zbwmy

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Not to 7500 your thread, but a disproportionate amont of controllers are left handed also. As far as heights, I keep my chair as low as possible!
 
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