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      02-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #23
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      02-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #24
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      02-26-2012, 11:44 PM   #25
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Man you got me so excited. Thanks for sharing.
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      02-26-2012, 11:58 PM   #26
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In five years of frequent flying I've never boarded a non-chartered flight on the tarmac. How did you manage that one?
Small airports, small planes FTW.

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F10 M5 wasn't available during this session. After talking to one of the instructors, they expect it sometime during the summer - perhaps June or July.
Interesting. First US delivery keeps getting pushed back. Now it's well into 2013. I'll be surprised if they dedicate 2 or 3 to the M school before paying customers get their hands on them
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      02-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #27
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That's awesome. I hope to attend some of their schools in the future.
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      02-27-2012, 12:13 AM   #28
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In five years of frequent flying I've never boarded a non-chartered flight on the tarmac. How did you manage that one?

Thanks for the very detailed write up.

I am further convinced to sign up for this. I love free shit more than anything and this looks like a free shit goldmine, and a fun experience as well.
Boarding on the Tarmac isn't out of the norm when flying out of Reagan National in DC. It depends on the flight, number of people flying, type of aircraft, etc.
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      02-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #29
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wow, I want to go even more now! sounds and looks like you had a great time. thanks for sharing the experience. I will soon gift myself this little vacation in the future.
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      02-27-2012, 12:15 AM   #30
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In five years of frequent flying I've never boarded a non-chartered flight on the tarmac. How did you manage that one?
Small airports, small planes FTW.

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F10 M5 wasn't available during this session. After talking to one of the instructors, they expect it sometime during the summer - perhaps June or July.
Interesting. First US delivery keeps getting pushed back. Now it's well into 2013. I'll be surprised if they dedicate 2 or 3 to the M school before paying customers get their hands on them
haha

I wouldn't call Reagan National in DC that small an airport.

Now Greenville, SC - that's a small airport.
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      02-27-2012, 12:21 AM   #31
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Great write up and pics. Gaining new knowledge and skills can never be a bad thing when it comes to driving these beasts. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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      02-27-2012, 12:22 AM   #32
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I wouldn't call Reagan National in DC that small an airport.

Now Greenville, SC - that's a small airport.
ahh I see. I thought you might have taken the picture in Greenville
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      02-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #33
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Awesome and insightful! That school looks like a bargain! 2 days of pounding on different M cars with top notch instructors? Wow!

Question about the Advanced M School. Does completing the 2 day course automatically qualify you for the Advanced school or do you have to perform at a certain level? If so, do they tell you if you can sign up for the advanced school?
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      02-27-2012, 12:48 AM   #34
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Great review!

I got to do a 1 day M school after getting my car, and you are right, everything is done first rate. I need to get back there some day!
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      02-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #35
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Great write up! Now I need to decide which route to take, this or Skip Barber at Laguna Seca.
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      02-27-2012, 01:38 AM   #36
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Great write up! Now I need to decide which route to take, this or Skip Barber at Laguna Seca.
The 3 day Skip Barber racing school at LS is pretty incredible. Driving open wheel cars is intense. They seem to offer frequent 15-20% discounts, so the cost might be comparable to the 2 day M school (although you will also have to pay for hotel and food).
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      02-27-2012, 01:49 AM   #37
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Awesome write up! We all envy your experience with //M school.
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      02-27-2012, 02:01 AM   #38
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Great write up! Now I need to decide which route to take, this or Skip Barber at Laguna Seca.
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The 3 day Skip Barber racing school at LS is pretty incredible. Driving open wheel cars is intense. They seem to offer frequent 15-20% discounts, so the cost might be comparable to the 2 day M school (although you will also have to pay for hotel and food).
While I haven't done the M school, I've been on their track many times, being my hometown is only about an hour and a half away. While I'm sure the school is a blast, the track on it's own leaves much to be desired. I would rather drop my coin on Skip Barber and be able to drive one of the world's most famous racetracks, and my personal favorite.
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While I haven't done the M school, I've been on their track many times, being my hometown is only about an hour and a half away. While I'm sure the school is a blast, the track on it's own leaves much to be desired. I would rather drop my coin on Skip Barber and be able to drive one of the world's most famous racetracks, and my personal favorite.
Good point. Personally experiencing Laguna Seca is truly amazing.
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Thanks for sharing your experience man!

Nice pics too.
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is that you being videotaped the whole time?

great write up, i did this superbowl weekend, it was fabulous.
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wow...nice. Wish I could do this.
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awesome review, very in depth. makes me want to sign up for class right now!!
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Thanks for sharing your experience. This may be a stupid question, but in the pics with the 1Ms. It looks like the car in front of you is grey. Do my eyes deceive me. Thanks.
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