knolde Posted August 29, 2012 Report Share Posted August 29, 2012 Afternoon All: Hurricane Issac was not much here in Pensacola, a bit of rain and gusty winds. I wanted to mention that I had a cateract operation on 1 August and flew on again on the 12th. I am amazed at the results; the eye that was fixed is clearer and I have no depth perception problems. I have no "halo effect" problems and while I still need my glasses, for reading, however, my far vision seems better and clearer. I will have the other eye done in February and I have far less concern now. Acording to the surgeon and the doctor I got a second opinion with said that "everyone gets cataracts and it is just a matter of how much they affect the person. In addition, age does play a role and if you are in the mid-70s, as I am, cataracts are a fact to be faced. Anyway, I just thought you might be interested in a first hand account. Secondl, from the store of "old guy stories:" in 1969 I was flying from Kadena,AFB, Okinawa to Anderson AFB, Guam in the backseat of an RF-4C (we were in a 4 ship). The RF-4C Recce bird had an HF radio and we were tuned in to the moon landing. We waited with baited hen Neil Armstrong struggled with the door of the Lunar Landing Module so he could step out. We waited and then he was on the surface of the moon and uttered the words of it being a great step for mankind. I, and the seven others in the flight, felt the awe of the moment. I realized that there were very, very few people on earth who were as close as we were to this monumental event. This simple flight was and remains one of my fondest memories of flying!! Sincerely, Dr. Ken Nolde, Major USAF (ret.) N840KN 500 great hours. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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