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From: Klein Gilhousen <kleing at qualcomm.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 19:26:11 UTC
The April, 1997 issue of Flying Magazine has an article about a guy named Mike Dale. Dale learned to fly as a cadet in the RAF after WWII but eventually left flying because of recurring bouts of airsickness. After laying off flying for 22 years, he got back into general aviation but continued to have severe airsickness problems. The article reports that, "...1993, when Dale visited the specialist who had previously cured astronaut Alan Shepard of his airsickness problem. The diagnosis on Dale? A genetic inner ear problem. After a successful operation, Dale returned to flying without a trace of queasiness. 'I can go up and do aerobatics for hours at a time now,' he says." Sounds interesting (for those with this problem.) Klein Gilhousen Bozeman, MT Yak-55M N41126