Thursday, September 11, 2014

About that curtailed purchasing...

Okay, so I really didn't curtail it that much. But I did... a bit... honest... I can quit anytime I want. Stop laughing! I can quit!

Anyway, I started saving up for a major purchase a ways back. I mentioned it in this post back in May.

The following are pics of my brand new to me, FBI Thompson M1928A1 with original case, manual and drum magazines.

Except it looks a lot like a helicopter.

It's still in transit. The gentleman transporting it from Florida to me is being kind enough to store it temporarily till I can find a hanger here for it.  There's no way I'm going to even risk a chance of hail damage to it. I'm not saying I'm all school girl, jumping around, clapping, squealing excited right now... All those years flying fixed wing and jets and I still wanted to do this. Well, I'm gonna and mom and dad can't stop me now. If they ask, I'll just tell them I'm playing piano at a whore house.

I've lined up an instructor and contacts with several other owners in the area. So, the support network is starting at least.  Having time off is an issue.


Jennifer said...

Oh cool! Good for you

Ratus said...

You are right it is the funniest Thomson I've seen too.

Do you still have to get ATF approval to cross state lines?

pediem said...

You might just have a problem... And I can quit anytime, just like you can!

Tam said...

Dude. That's pretty cool. :D

Old NFO said...

Outstanding! :-) And it's NOT a Robinson... :-D

phlegmfatale said...

I likes yo helioclopter.
I think you're compensating for your lack of wings.
Congrats on the sweet new ride!

phlegmfatale said...

Even though wings are nigh impossible mods for humans. Wingsuits are awkward at parties.

What are you naming this bird?