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Old 03-04-2008, 11:50 AM
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Default You've heard of helicopter moms....how about airplane dads?

From chicagotribune.com:

What do you do when your son is late to a tennis tuneup and team tryouts are two days away?

A Lake Villa man hopped in his Piper Clipper airplane Saturday, breezed above the congested roads and landed at a golf course across a highway from the tennis club, where skis on the underside of his four-seater glided across the snow-covered fairway.
and the kicker:

His son, Isaac, a sophomore at Carmel High School in Mundelein, was on his way Monday afternoon to try out for the junior-varsity tennis team.

He said by phone that on Saturday he was running late for a tennis date with a friend at The Lincolnshire Club, which is across the road from the Marriott resort.

He was scheduled to meet his friend at 2 p.m. and was running late when his dad came up with a suggestion: Rather than taking 45 minutes to drive from their Lake Villa home, the pair could fly in the family's 1949 Clipper and make it in 10 to 15 minutes, Isaac said.

His father, who has about 40 years flying experience, had outfitted the plane with skis. Kadera said he had quick access to the plane because he has parked it this winter on frozen Deep Lake, near their home.
Ok...do you think high school sports has WAAAAY too high a priority in this guy's family??????

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:53 PM
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I assume this guy violated like 16 FAA regulations by doing this?
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeannie
I assume this guy violated like 16 FAA regulations by doing this?
I'm pretty sure the golfcourse had something to say about it too. But yeah, he broke laws to do this. He's likely an entitled man, doing his best to raise an entitled son.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:29 AM
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Default The man is smart.

If you are struggling with his superiority, crank up your celine CD.
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