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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any pilots around here?

Have never asked this before even though I've been around here for 18 months... are there any pilots that hang around here?

I'm training to be a pilot myself and I'd love to meet any other folks who share my love for flying. And Ibanez guitars, of course.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 06:48 AM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

Still working on my PPL, single-engine, finished ground school, soloed, but haven't taken the final test yet.

Good stuff. Are you planning to go commercial?

cheers,
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

Yes! Hopefully, if I have the cash to do it (no more new Ibanez RGs for me ). Depends if there is a job to be had too... UK is very competitive to the point people would probably kill to get an airline job.

Am also on my PPL, still doing groundschool and awaiting first solo. What you learning on? (I'm on a Piper Tomahawk).

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

So.....if i win the lottery and buy my own plane, i know where to come to hire a pilot

This would be a good thread for pics You guys could put a pic up and say "i flew this baby today"

Is it scary when you first do it???? (flying, i mean )
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

I'm thinking of starting it soon. There is a flying club at work, so get a really good rate to join. Never know, one day I'll solo over to France for the day or something.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

A buddy of mine is a pilot and he's recently become an instructor.
I was his guinea pig for a few flights, to be honest, the 1st time I took the controls, flying in 3D freaked me out. I didn't panic, but just feeling the plane react in all three dimensions made me think, "I shouldn't be doing this"
a good time though, I'd do it again, but I just don't have the time or money to do it. Good luck in your tests!

Anyone Skydive?
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

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Yes! Hopefully, if I have the cash to do it (no more new Ibanez RGs for me ). Depends if there is a job to be had too... UK is very competitive to the point people would probably kill to get an airline job.

Am also on my PPL, still doing groundschool and awaiting first solo. What you learning on? (I'm on a Piper Tomahawk).

'87
Cessna 150...
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

Ant,

I'd definately recommend going for it, but be warned, it will drain not only your guitar fund but your beer fund as well. And be prepared to spend a lot of time on it too... but if you're hankering after it, then do it.

Skydiving... nah, no thanks...
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

I'm a captain on the Boeing 737. Luckily I'm done paying for flight training, now the money goes into buying guitar gear.

The job market for pilots is actually looking pretty good, in europe plenty of low cost airlines are hiring as well as most "flag" carriers. In asia they are crying out for pilots. In the states it's a bit slower, but add up retirements and future growth and I think there will be a major shortage of pilots over there too soon.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

Cessna 152. I've flown various others more-or-less randomly when Cessna's weren't available. Piper Cherokee 140.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

I've flown a Piper before and flown many simulations, I've always wanted to try stunt planes but my mom says no matter how old she and I both get she wont let me fly planes hahhaha
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 09:46 PM
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Interesting thread....

My dad was a fighter pilot in the Korean Conflict 51-53. He flew F-86 Sabers against first-generation Migs provided by the Soviets.

I was a USAF Brat who moved all around the US for the first half of my life.Then he flew for a major carrier until retirement.

The best story I have is my Senior Prom- Family members flew for free on the airline, so I came up with this idea - said my date was my sister - - got us a pair of stand-by tickets...we went to Mexico City for lunch and made it back for the prom. I had alot of b*lls back then and people still talk about how we pulled that one off. True story!

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2007, 04:31 AM
 
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Re: Any pilots around here?

I'd love to learn but it will have to wait until after uni.
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