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Posted: 1/7/2002 9:00:37 AM EDT
Instrument Rating, 200 hours, Commercial Aviation major and starting my commercial rating training tomorrow! [:)] Any other propheads lurking here?
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:08:12 AM EDT
Yea but not that much experience. 110 hrs hedgehoppin in my Aeronca 7AC and 25 or so in a 172. Had to sell my champ a couple yrs ago because of being off work 6 mos with an illness but I plan to get back in the Air as soon as I can. Never had any desire to go commercial. That would take the fun out of it for me I'm afraid.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:13:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:17:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bwhite: Never had any desire to go commercial. That would take the fun out of it for me I'm afraid.
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Yeah, it kinda does. I'm going to the University of North Dakota (self proclaimed "Harvard of Aviation" [rolleyes] )right now, and there are a sh*tload of rules. Everything gets so routine, and studying gets so intense sometimes, that you almost HATE to go out to the airport. But it will all be worth it when I'm screamin along at mach 2 in an F-18! [tomcat]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:22:29 AM EDT
Only level flight and turns, no take off or landing ;-}. Seriously, I'm pineing but my gun fascination keeps my time and money tied up. When I win the lottery..... Buy me a house on a strip with a full hangar, get my private w/ instrument and complex rating. Get some serious time on a Mooney and build a Lancair VI-P. Use said plane for courier operations, no passengers for hire of course. Donate plenty of time for organ transplants/medical delivery to claim tax write-off.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:29:53 AM EDT
I have Private license, ASEL. Fly Cessna 150 and 172 series. Dream of a kit plane someday.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:30:48 AM EDT
Does 48 hours and a solo count? That's when the money ran dry - and haven't had the time since to start back up.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:34:35 AM EDT
Been flying hanggliders and sailplanes (gliders) for almost 20 years now. Been 17,500 feet MSL hooked in to a hangglider above Sandia Peak in NM. What a hoot. You Stink Pot pilots should try for a 10,000 ft altitude gain with no engine. It brings on a whole new dimension. Rocketman
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:39:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rocketman: Been flying hanggliders and sailplanes (gliders) for almost 20 years now. Been 17,500 feet MSL hooked in to a hangglider above Sandia Peak in NM. What a hoot. You Stink Pot pilots should try for a 10,000 ft altitude gain with no engine. It brings on a whole new dimension. Rocketman
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Damn. I hope you were on oxygen! One of these days I want to get one of those P-51 replicas. Those things are schweeeet. Would like the Stewart S-51, but that sucker is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 9:40:44 AM EDT
I started flying a Cessna, worked up to jumbo jets with bi-planes and gliders in between. P.S. Does Microsoft Flight on CD-ROM count? [rolleyes] Nuckles. [smash]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 10:06:11 AM EDT
Not a pilot...but I am an old Phantom Phixer!(Westinghouse AWG-10A & B) Unless there have been a few upgrades since I left, the F-18 will "only" do about mach 1.8, but that is one sweet bird. Especially when comparing the ease of maintenance and agility between an F-4 and an F-18.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 10:32:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 10:46:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DPeacher: Not a pilot...but I am an old Phantom Phixer!(Westinghouse AWG-10A & B) Unless there have been a few upgrades since I left, the F-18 will "only" do about mach 1.8, but that is one sweet bird. Especially when comparing the ease of maintenance and agility between an F-4 and an F-18.
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I'm not sure what the top end of the new Super Hornet is..... hmmmmm...... Sounds like a research project! [:)]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 10:51:17 AM EDT
600 hour Commercial AMEL. Fly a King Air part time, I start instructing in two weeks, headed for the airlines just as fast as I can make it. I'm thinking my as-yet unpurchased AR will look pretty good displayed in the rear window of the family C-182. [img]http://home.maine.rr.com/villery/carryon1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 10:51:32 AM EDT
Yep, looks like the top speed of the F/A-18 is still mach 1.8. Ah, well, I'll just put it in a dive til I get to 2.0 then!
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 11:26:36 AM EDT
T-41, T-37, T-38, F-16A, F-5E in the USAF then I had to get a real job so now its B747 and DC10's.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 11:28:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Fingers: T-41, T-37, T-38, F-16A, F-5E in the USAF then I had to get a real job so now its B747 and DC10's.
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Damn. Can I have a job??? [:)]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 11:43:14 AM EDT
have my private ASEL with about 100 hrs of cessna 172,150 time. Student helicopter with about 10 hrs R22 time and 3 in a 162F.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 11:57:47 AM EDT
Instrument rated 250hrs. Alaska flyer [:)]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 12:11:01 PM EDT
Not that this really counts compared to you guys but...20 something hours in an OH-23 Bout the same in a Cessna 150 about a 100 years ago....some bootleg time Wife has 80 hours in Cessnas solo'd on her 16th birthday... Think I will get her some more hours for her birthday... I love to fly...Im just really bad at it.....
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 12:13:25 PM EDT
Fly a G5 for a Co in NYC
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 12:16:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 9divdoc: ....solo'd on her 16th birthday...
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Me too! [:)]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 12:25:44 PM EDT
I got my Private licence in '85, only got up to about 80+ hours before the money went away. Sure wish I could afford guns AND planes! Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 12:56:08 PM EDT
Strictly a VFR pilot right now, hope to get my insturment rating soon! [:d]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 1:28:25 PM EDT
Single & Multi Engine Commercial Instrument Land & Sea. 2200 hours total. Flew carrier-based navy jets for 8 years then got out and went into computers. Always wanted to go airlines, but when it came to that point I thought it would be boring, plus a lot of time away from home. Not to mention a major pay cut for 5 years (until you make Captain). Haven't flown in years. I wanted to build my own composit kit aircraft, but a divorce and no money soon ended that dream. Someday I'd like to get back into it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 1:41:44 PM EDT
225 hours in a helicopter, .5 in a Stinson, .5 in a Falcon 10, 1 in a piper cub and about 8 in cherokees. Working on my fixed wing private now. Bought a Cherokee 235 with a couple other guys ... thinking of selling the helicopter. Too high of a repair vs. flying ratio in the helicopter so I thought I would fly the fixed wing in between. The helicopter is awesome it sure lets you know that you are flying it. The fixed wings in contrast tend to fly themselves more like driving than flying.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 2:12:40 PM EDT
I'm working on my student license right now. I'm not quite old enough for it yet, but will have it the day I turn 16.(Or so my instructor says!) -Marksman
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 2:40:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 2:43:27 PM EDT
If it has a prop, I've tried to get some seat time in it. From slow 65 mph to 300 mph birds. Sold my plane when my son was born. He's six now and wants to be a pilot and I'm thinking of another. I get very little flying time in. When a child is born, things change. He wears one of my old flight helmets in my office when he's with me and not in school. I must have one of the rarest of wives. She loves to fly and is one hell of a navigator. Best seat time I've ever had is a tie between a B-24 Liberator (WW2 Bomber) and a Yak-52 with a Mig-21 pilot as my instructor who also happen to be the Ukranian aerobatic champ. I learned more about flying in two hours flying that Yak. If you love airplanes, plan on a trip to Oshkosk for the annual EAA Fly-In this summer. It's an event you'll never forget. I been an EAA member (both national and local) since 1981.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 2:52:16 PM EDT
Lots of time in lots of planes. Best times in my own little C-150m. I've owned it for 13 yrs now, and been airplane camping all over New England, coast, Block Island, Nantucket, Montauk, and inland. Nothing better than a grass strip, a campfire, and a little bird! [8D]
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 3:08:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2002 4:17:51 PM EDT by Huero]
Started in 1983, PP ASEL June 1984. Racked up about 150 hours in a year, then got married and had a kid. A divorce later, I had my biennial in September 2000, and got in another 15 hours since then. Then my second divorce. Once I get the wimmen problems out of the way, I want to finish my Instrument and Commercial like I should have back in '85. In the mean time, I have just barely started a Pitts S-1-11T from plans -- started meaning I have the plans, bought some of the wood for the ribs, I've cleared out shop space in my basement, and my heliarc welder came in today.... Edited to add: Wow! I just found out my step-dad's friend is good friends with Henry Haigh and his family. Any acro pilots here will recognize that name. I gotta scam an introduction with Henry, and ask for a ride!
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 3:13:50 PM EDT
Only about 65 hrs now, C-152's up till now. Starting Instrument right away, then Commercial, MEL, CFI, CFII. Tons o money but if I ever get hired by an airline it will be worth it. At my school it is called the Flight Technology Major.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 3:18:26 PM EDT
Hey Ramjet...you are right Oshkosh is the place to be... Mom's side of the family from there..I went to school there for four years..lived three blocks from the Wittman's front door...saw a lot of interesting things parked out front of the EEA shop area through the years...
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 3:40:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matthew_S: Only about 65 hrs now, C-152's up till now. Starting Instrument right away, then Commercial, MEL, CFI, CFII. Tons o money but if I ever get hired by an airline it will be worth it. At my school it is called the Flight Technology Major.
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What school?
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 4:52:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2002 4:59:58 PM EDT by 700PSS]
200+hr U/L pilot. I also have 15 hrs dual time on Cubs, Champs, and 150s. I'm currently building a 75% scale WW I Fokker D.VIII fighter replica, and I'm gathering documentation and data to build a full scale replica WW I Albatros D.Va fighter.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 5:04:28 PM EDT
Ground school and some introductory flights only --still trying to find the time to get lessons in. Now that work has slowed down that will happen the good part is it is offered at a local comm college as an adult education class and my Co. will pay up to 90% of it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 5:19:54 PM EDT
Never had the yearning to fly, father flys though, I think keeping them up in the air is more of a challange. I'm the guy who keeps you safe, the guy behind the scene, I'm the A&P mechanic!
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 6:06:25 PM EDT
Private at 14, instrument at 18, commercial 2 months later. Right now 737 200 series ATP rated and almost 9,000 hrs total. N95343 was the first for me an old Piper pa28 140.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 6:39:10 PM EDT
Somewhere around 15,000 hrs. (I haven't added it up in a while) Former 727 check airman now flying 757-200/300. Authorized for domestic, North Atlantic, Pacific, South American and Asian operations. "LNAV select, VNAV select, Center autopilot on.........where's my USA Today?" Jim
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 6:47:12 PM EDT
Commercial-instrument, rotary wing, turbine. About 750 hours helicopter, US Army. [img]http://community.webshots.com/storage/1/v3/8/67/97/21086797DdJJwiRvSX_ph.jpg[/img] Ross
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 7:12:58 PM EDT
Solo when I was 16 Private License at 17 Payed for it all myself. Everythings been downhill since.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 7:17:16 PM EDT
Private ASEL, Rotorcraft/Helicopter. A&P/IA. Operate a GA maintenance hangar with Enstrom Helicopter Service Center.
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 7:33:34 PM EDT
started my pilot training about 4 years ago, still too young to get my liscence. but i have my solo! finnally!
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 7:46:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 11:03:50 PM EDT
yup, currently, I fly a PC12/45. The first one of you aviators to identify that one wins a 30rd SKS mag.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 12:52:58 AM EDT
A&P close enough?
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 3:58:51 AM EDT
Billofrights, its a Pilatus single, King Air killer. Western Aircraft in Boise is a dealer. I have about 2800 hrs. commercial flying single engine for traffic watch. Volunteer police air unit (in Boise we are all they have). Caught a drunk hit and run driver last night. Dang, that was great! Also, A&P with inspection authorization. Maybe we could start a gun nut annual inspection discount at Peterson Aircraft Maintenance- my shop. I already have a 10% discount for CCW holders. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 4:01:50 AM EDT
BTW I launch for traffic watch in fifteen minutes. My AR-15.com time is from preflight done to launch every morning. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 6:11:43 AM EDT
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18 Solo 19 Private 20 Commercial/instrument 21 CFI 22 MEL 23 CFII 24 MEI 25 BA in Airway Science 26 ATP 27 Quit aviation and started my own business 34 Happier than ever now that aviation is just a hobby
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 8:29:15 AM EDT
I've been known to strap my ass into a Huey, Kiowa or Cessna every now and then... [:D] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 8:41:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MarineGrunt: Instrument Rating, 200 hours, Commercial Aviation major and starting my commercial rating training tomorrow! [:)] Any other propheads lurking here?
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My brother graduated with a commercial aviation major last summer. The employment prospects didn't look too good right after sept. 11 but he just got hired by atlantic coast airlines!
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