- May 21, 2006
- Columbia, SC
- Air Command Tandem w/ Arrow 100hp; GyroBee w/ Hirth 65hp; Air Command Tandem w/ Yamaha 150hp
- Total Flight Time
What I wrote on your crash thread was spot on. I said on there I wouldn't apologize for saying you were an idiot and I stand by it to this day. I called it tough love, and that's who I am. I love you for being a gyro brother, and when you do something that endangers your life because of your inexperience I will tell you what I think and make no apologies. That's who I am. I also went on to tell you that; and that I meant no malice by calling you an idiot, but that rather I wanted to slap your neophyte ass around and get your attention and say what I thought without sugar coating it like everyone else. Cuz I am not everyone else. I don't ever want to be everyone else. I couldn't stand to be Vance, or Stan, or Ron, etc. I am who I am. I offend. I pull no punches. ANd when it comes my turn I can take whatever you got to dish out.I just read this thread from start to finish. I was very interesting to say the least. I seem to agree with a lot that was said on both sides.
I am glad that Greg is alright and that his Gyro can be repaired. I would not say anything negative about someone who makes a mistake and has a rollover as I know how it feels.
Three years ago I made a mistake and rolled over my Air Command. Since it was an ultrlight I did not have to report it, but since I thought that reporting how and why it happened on the forum, it might help someone else from having the same mishap in the future.
I reported it on here and most members were very supportive. Only one member who read it got on here and busted me good and called me all kinds of stupid and an idiot, maybe and asswhole or two and just really let me have it.
Guess who that was. (Greg Mills)
It hurts a little when the shoe is on the other foot, doesn't it?
Sure glad I handled it with a little more grace.
But when ghouls and trolls like Steve_UK post outrageous lies and back them up with BS photos, claiming I intentionally landed into to crowd sunbathing luxuriously on public beach, I get livid.
And when the morons who supposed moderate this scum sit by and allow it to go on and then further continue with a character assassination of me by calling into the thread other tidbits of totally unrelated garbage by which to support their BS, I get sick and wretch my guts out.
And when folks are told over and over and over again why so much of this garbage on this thread is wrong and they continually refuse to acknowledge it, I shake my head ruefully.
But what the hell does any of my calling you an idiot have to do with the originator of this thread publishing outright lies and misleading the public in a mass attack on me that is uncalled for and unreasonable?
Because you want your revenge. Because you got upset that I called you an idiot for making a terrible series of choices that led to your demise.
It doesn't make it right, what I called you. But it wasn't called out of spite, hate, revenge. It was called out of concern for your future and your safety and your thought processes going forward.
You had apparently slowed down to 40mph, 30 feet off the deck, and turned downwind and had no clue what to do at any time during the entire maneuver from entry to bad ending. So why did you do it in the first place? You did it because you were an idiot, and I pointed that out. THen I went on to soften the blow, spent a LOT of time crafting a complete response that was accepting, forgiving, and full of genuine concern for your future as a gyro pilot honing his skills.
None of that is similarly apparent to me here in your revenge now for me calling you out on your failed newbyisms.
This rollover here is a case of a well-inspected area, walked previously on numerous occasions. The approach was practiced carefully and methodically. The landing was fine. What happened to me after that had nothing to do with a lapse in judgement, although that's what the author of this thread has wanted everyone to think from day one, with no consideration in the least for the truth from the horse's mouth nor any indication of regret for his lies.
The fact that I was flying on an expired registration was an honest mistake, not an intentional action, and for Ron Awad to exclaim to one and all that I had "no business flying" is, frankly, none of his business and he needs to understand that. And he needs to quit with the character assassinations against me which he has been fomenting and hate-mongering now for well over a year. I never did anything to Ron, he admitted that, and yet here is is, yet again, blowing stuff up and making judgments he has no business making.
SO what about YOUR aircraft, sir? You claimed it was part 103. Bull. There ain't no part 103 Air Commands, period. Did I call you out on THAT? Hell no. Did anyone else point it out? Hell no. Why? Because we USED to have some unwritten codes around here that Steve_UK decided to toss aside - this asshole who doesn't even frikkin fly, mind you, let alone fly gyrocopters.
And you pussies want to whine and boo hoo because I am tough and I talk like gutter trash? Tuff $#!t, it's who I am, it's where I grew up, and I ain't changin for you nor no other ***** muthas bar none.
What a bunch a girls. (Pardon the expression, true ladies...I mean it as a rotten wrong-side-of-the-tracks slur, not a a gender thing. Please don't take offense.)
You wanna call me an idiot? OK, fine. I am an idiot.
You wanna shore up the scum here and support the lies and the attacks which once used to be "thou shall not speak of it" in deference to the good of the brother/sisterhood?
This is truly a sad day. What has happened on this thread has never happened before. What has been said on here has been unusual, it has gone far beyond what has ever been tolerated previously, and thus has claimed its own brand of "justice" in order to thinly veil hate, revenge, hate, political assassination and certain envy.
You wanna call me out? Fine. Call me out. But don't use lies, slander, and injustice. Do it with respect. Do it with righteousness, and do it with honor.
Some of what has happened here bears no honor - none at all.
A man can call his brother an idiot, but if that man carries that with him for years and uses it as cause to retaliate for unjust causes, then that man is nothing. Not even a mouse. He is no man ata ll.
If a man calls me an idiot out of respect and love and a deep desire to protect me from myself, then he is a man. He stands face-to-face with me, shoulder to shoulder. He is truly a man. And I will love, protect, and honor him to the death.
Here's an example: A CFI turned me in to the FAA once. I got mad at him. We had a falling out. But I alwasy respected him because he did it not out of malice, but out of a sense of duty and honor. He was mistaken, and he told me so later. I will do anything for that man, anything at all. I hold no grudge, and he is truly my brother.
If I fight with a man, no matter who is wrong or who is right, in the end I will always offer my hand out to him later in help. For when the sun rises, it is a new day and all in the past is forgiven and we can move into the future with a sense of unity and strength that was not there the day before.
For too many of you are full of hate, full of yesterday's fears and perceived misdeeds. You will carry them to your graves.
I will go unburdened, for I begin each day anew.
I am not sorry for who I am, it is only me. I will speak my mind utterly and unbridled, and I will swear and curse when I am angry.
Someone says here I should not fly because I am an angry man. That is nonsense. I fly to release my spirit, seeking freedom and beauty and power. Why would anger ever be a part of flying? IF I get angry and lash out here against the liars and the haters, how does that have any bearing at all on my ability to command my aircraft? Far be it from the truth! IT REDUCES my anger, not increases it.
What was the FIRST thing I did the following weekend after my nose wheel unexpectedly and in an unforeseeable manner got stuck in the ground and caused my gyrocopter to roll onto its side?
I got into a type gyrocopter I had never flown before, and totally different machine. I had never flown a side-by-side gyrocopter, ever. So I went up PIC in a RAF 2000, in 20-25 MPHwinds, no less.
And you want to tell me I shouldn't fly because I am an angry man?
Well, hell yes I got angry on here. I had every right to get angry, and I will probably get angry and someone on the RF again in the future.
I will make more enemies. I will make more friends. I will forgive more wrongs. More people will hold onto my wrongs and turn them against me the very next opportunity they can jump on the LET'S KILL GREG bandwagon.
BUt I am not going to stop flying, just because you seem to think I am an angry man when I am speaking out against the serious slander and libel such as that which I have suffered here yet again.
So, since Greg called you an idiot, that gives you the right to back and support lies and hate and slander?
Man, you idiots really don't get it. You never will.
God help you.