Re: Flying experience
Hmpf... FNCs (fuel to noise converters) ;p
Went solo in an ASK13, first solo "distance" flight in a K8 (even after I was allowed on modern stuff, like LS4). Later I was one of the early production "test" pilots of the LS8-18, good times! Alas, it's a bloody time intensive hobby... still miss it at times though.
(still sad Rolladen Schneider went bankrupt, like... 15 years or so ago)