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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by gintasr » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:54 pm

Commercial, CFI/II.

Have not flown in 10+ years.

Ended up furloughed a few times in 2007 with the crashing economy. Quit flying and went to work for the government.

Currently an ATC for New York ARTCC.

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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by LouisvilleGrubber » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:57 am

Private Pilot here. No longer flying. Busy with the grass. Would love to get back into it.

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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by Talental » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:11 pm

Just came across this thread. I would love to learn how to fly. It just seems cost prohibitive. Getting my license would be doable but gettting enough hours to be considered/feel safe seems REALLY expensive .

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Post by dfw_pilot » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:13 pm

I paid for my private license by mowing lawns, so I think it’s doable if you want to.

Paying to rent a plane to go joy flying or somewhere for lunch can get pricey, like you say.
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Post by Talental » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:28 pm

Is it better to rent or buy a very old Cessna 182?
I would love to learn. It just seems very intimidating. And of course I do worry about the safety of it as well.

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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by dfw_pilot » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:34 pm

@Talental, Like I say here, if it Flies, Floats, or Flirts, RENT it.
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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by mak474 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:32 pm

@dfw_pilot I've heard that statement before, so true! Anyway I'm not a pilot, have a bit of stick time growing up with an uncle that owned numerous planes. Growing up I remember flying w/ him in his Leer, Citation and MU-2.

Still got the aviation bug, but I chose a different path in aviation. I'm actually an A&P, but since 2015 I've been in engineering instead.

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Post by testwerke » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:09 pm

Wish I had the time and money to become a private pilot. Growing up I flew with my dad in both a 172 and a Piper Cherokee. Miss those days and wish I could extend the same to my son when he’s old enough to remember.

I was gifted a discovery flight at a local flying school so perhaps my wife would be on board. Her father was a private pilot as well.

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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by Alex_18 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Not a pilot but I am an A&P mechanic. Work on helicopters. Here is my baby...
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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by Too_Tall » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:12 am

@dfw_pilot do you fly the 75 for our local airline?

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Post by dfw_pilot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:37 am

If you are @Too_Tall Jones, I want an autograph!

I live in the metroplex but fly for the Purple team over in Memphis.
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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by Too_Tall » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:50 am

dfw_pilot wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:37 am
If you are @Too_Tall Jones, I want an autograph!

I live in the metroplex but fly for the Purple team over in Memphis.
I'll give ya an autograph but it won't be worth much. I just got picked up by our friendly neighborhood airline. Start next month. I flew adhoc freight moving auto parts for a few years. Glad that's behind me.

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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by dfw_pilot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:11 am

Too_Tall wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:50 am
I just got picked up by our friendly neighborhood airline. Start next month. I flew adhoc freight moving auto parts for a few years. Glad that's behind me.
Hey, that’s awesome and congrats!
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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by Togo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:06 pm

Wow I didn’t realize so many pilots were on this forum.

Most memorable moment was probably doing my first solo and long solo commercial cross country. Just something about finishing those two flights makes you feel so accomplished.

So far I’ve flown C172, Arrow, Seminole, a little bit of training in the CRJ-200 before the recession in 2008 and have recently begun my rotorcraft in a Bell 407.

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Re: Aircraft Pilots

Post by ErosionWizard » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Sweet that a few of y'all fly. My father the Lt.Col used to fly the CH46. He had a bunch of hours in Vietnam. Sometime after getting home he decided to go reserves. He didn't want us to move so much. He didn't get to fly anymore. I wish I could have gone up with him atleast once. He has some crazy stories about that big bird. Sounds like lots of good times when you can just fly were you need to go.

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