Saturday, May 5, 2012

Helicopter Training.

More of the same today, pick ups, set downs, patterns and approaches, hover autorotations.

The big difference today is my phone got stolen while I was out flying.  So, I'm experiencing a little experiment in Keynesian economics.  Since my old old phone had died back in December, I had to play full price for this replacement.  So, $750 bucks there after the case and screen protector.  So, H'Ray for Apple and the case producer and the screen protector maker. They made money. So, Obmama and his Keynesian zombies are applauding.  Except... That $750 had to come from somewhere.  In this case, it's coming straight out of my helicopter training fund. 

So, boo. 

Basically, that's 2 hours of training that I can't afford to do now.  Which is that much in instruction pay out of my flight instructors pocket, that much in lost fuel sales for both my Jeep, and the helicopter. So, the airport looses out there and the .gov loose out on the lost tax revenue from everything.  That much in rental fees that the flight school looses. Then there's the mechanic at the airport, etc.  The list goes on. 

Plus the first thing I did was have both Apple and AT&T wipe that stolen phone.  So, it'll never work again.  And if they change the sim card and try to get Apple to reauthorize it, it'll come up as stolen.  Plus I had them rig it so it'll give whoever stole it a nasty rash on their face that will cause small children to scream in terror and adults to vomit at the sight of it.  So, have fun with that.

p.s. You think I'm kidding about the rash?  Guess again.

8 comments:

jon spencer said...

I thought that Apple US was not bricking stolen phones, did they change that policy?

Rev. Paul said...

Sorry to hear about your stolen phone. That sucks.

Julie said...

bugger on the phone - mine died yesterday ... so i'm guessing i need a new one too :(

Old NFO said...

Sorry to hear that, it truly sucks...

Tommy said...

Seagull iPhone... To the Pain!
:-D

Shepherd K said...

Next time, try using the find my iPhone app to track it. It took my wife and I about an hour to track my wife's after she lost it in a park. We were able to get it back after confronting the person who "found" it.

aepilot_jim said...

That was one of the first things I did when I hit the Apple store Shepherd. It was already showing offline.

Broken Andy said...

Do you have to buy AppleCare to get the rash feature?