Richard Duricka Duricka

Profile Updated: June 15, 2020
Residing In: Cheney, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: NANCY (PAULSEN) DURICKA (CHARTER OAK CLASS OF 61)
Telephone and/or email address: rmduricka@gmail.com
Past and current occupations: PILOT Retired
Military Service: USAF  
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My wife Nancy and I graduated from Cal State L.A. in 1965.

I have flown airplanes continuously since then.

I now fly just for fun. It has always been fun but now I do not get paid for it.

Nancy and I live near Spokane, WA

Hobbies/what do you do in your spare time?

Fly

At what age did you REALLY become a "grownup" and why?

Many times I thought about becoming a grownup and a pilot.
I was told that I could not do both.

Tell something about yourself that would surprise us?

Acrophobia. I have always had it but it has lessened somewhat as I have gotten older.

Ever broken any bones and how did it happen? Or broken someone else’s bones?

I crushed my two small toes on my right foot. I dropped a heavy crankshaft on them when I was rebuilding my aircraft engine. It really hurt. It is all better now and all the piggies can go to market or stay home.

Did you go camping as a kid? Memories?

We still go camping every spring, summer, and fall.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a kid I never wanted to grow up. I was scared of needing to act like an adult and having to work for a living.
Then I decided to become a PILOT. Problem solved.

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Our 3rd adventure into the Idaho wilderness ended with Nancy having to ride home as a patient.

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Our 3rd adventure into the Idaho Wilderness this summer ended with Nancy having to ride home as a patient. She had a severely dislocated hip. We hope to be back there in about 6 weeks depending on her recovery. It was very traumatic.

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MY NEW OLD AIRPLANE...1959
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Am I missing something or is there to be no 60th reunion?

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Yup. I flew once last week. The winter makes it difficult. How about you? Dick

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May 2018 bring good health and happiness to all of us.

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SEPTEMBER 1966
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