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MotoXFreeStyle61 07-21-2008 08:51 AM

Any pilots around here?
 
I've been working on my Private Pilot License this summer. Hopefully I'll be done before the summer is over. I just completed my first solo last week and I have my solo cross country coming up pretty quick.

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eordonez 07-21-2008 08:53 AM

Man i have always wanted to fly airplanes, thats one of my dreams.... i love aircraft, thats one thing i want to do in my life, fly an airplane, congrats man!!

MythotiK 07-21-2008 08:11 PM

Used to fly for Silver State Helicopters till they went out of business :mad:, I moved back to S. Oregon and am looking for another part time flying job...

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chris4x4 07-21-2008 08:19 PM

My Dad is a Pilot. We had a couple of planes when I was a kid, and thru highschool. First plane was a Cessna 172 (Zero 8 Lima), and then he got a Beech Craft A36TC (N63JM). The Beech was a FUN plane. Fast, agile, very stable. He now flies a Cessna Conquest, and he Co Pilots in a Lear 45. I was in a few emergency landings with him as a kid, and that killed my desire to get my license, but it sure is fun! :)

Brunes 07-22-2008 06:18 AM

I started my Special Ops Solo program at the begining of this month- I'll be soloing this weekend and I begin Navy Flight school in Sept.

If all goes well-I'll be flying a Coast Guard helicopter within 2 years.

danusa 07-22-2008 07:39 AM

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Namaste

007Tacoma 07-22-2008 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by MythotiK (Post 133036)
Used to fly for Silver State Helicopters till they went out of business :mad:, I moved back to S. Oregon and am looking for another part time flying job...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3...K/601gm-Me.jpg

Oh? I didn't know that Silver State went out of business... What happened?

MotoXFreeStyle61 07-22-2008 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by BrunesDoesTRD (Post 133263)
I started my Special Ops Solo program at the begining of this month- I'll be soloing this weekend and I begin Navy Flight school in Sept.

If all goes well-I'll be flying a Coast Guard helicopter within 2 years.

That's awesome man. Hopefully I'll be flying F-16s in about 4 years or so.

007Tacoma 07-22-2008 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MotoXFreeStyle61 (Post 133344)
That's awesome man. Hopefully I'll be flying F-16s in about 4 years or so.

That will be awesome! :thumbsup:

Brunes 07-22-2008 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by MotoXFreeStyle61 (Post 133344)
That's awesome man. Hopefully I'll be flying F-16s in about 4 years or so.

I'm a bit jealous- I just want to second seat in something fast- just once.
Good luck with your goal!!

danusa 07-22-2008 10:12 AM

Try a F-18 with two seats.
An F-4 D is better.

MotoXFreeStyle61 07-22-2008 11:01 AM

I got an F-16 familiarizing flight about a month ago at Luke AFB. Good grief, I've never threw up so many times, but man was that the most awesome experience of my life.

PhoenixCadet 07-22-2008 11:31 AM

I wanted to go in the Marines as an officer, hopefully as an F/A-18 pilot, but current findings in my medical history disqualify me from not only flight status in the military but military service totally. Looks like I'll be stuck flying in these:

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Craziest thing I've flown in as a passenger (in this case, cargo, really - haha) was an Army National Guard CH-47. Crazy stuff 'cause we went out over the ocean. I'll try to post pictures later.

wilky10 07-22-2008 12:39 PM

I am a corporate pilot in Tucson, but I don''t fly anyting as fast as an F-16. I am stuck flying TBMs and small multis. Congrats on your first solo. I started flying when I was 19 and going to school for my aircraft mechanic certs.

MotoXFreeStyle61 07-23-2008 11:51 AM

I did a solo flight to Waco today. It was only about 80nm round trip. Great flight though. I can't wait to do a really long solo cross country.

MotoXFreeStyle61 07-23-2008 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronatl (Post 134857)
spooling to 40 %
thrust set.....
N1% = 92 N2% = 96
80 KIAS, airspeed ACTIVE
crosscheck!!
V1
VR
rotation at 170
V2
POS rate, gear up!!
starting altitude and airspeed cleanup

Yeah um...Thats a little bit above Private Pilot. It's more like
mixture full rich,
knock on the airspeed to make it unstuck,
open throttle and listen to the engine cough for a little bit to 2500rpm,
45KIAS hang on tight for the shake of your life,
55KIAS rotate,
60KIAS pray that the wings will hold...
70KIAS look down and make sure you didnt leave a wheel on the runway...

kidthatsirish 07-23-2008 07:12 PM

Im in Primary right now at NAS Whiting Field. T-34C. Its really fun (when an instructor isnt busting your for something :) ) Of course we dont know what our fleet aircraft will be until later, but its cool.

The T-34C is fun, agile, fast (compared the the C172 I flew in IFS), and aerobatic capable. I should be going for my first solo in this aircraft in about 5 flights.

The C-172 is a great plane though as well! Its fun, easeir to learn on, and very forgiving.

Oh, by the way, congrats on your first solo!!!! I remember mine in the C-172, even though it was 3 stop and goes, I still felt like Mavrick when I was tieing it down.

MythotiK 07-23-2008 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 007Tacoma (Post 133336)
Oh? I didn't know that Silver State went out of business... What happened?


Lets see...IN '06 they bought out like 40 smaller heli. companies, were the largest Robinson dealer and they had a revenue of 50 million...As of Feb. of this year they had assets of 60k...On Feb 8th I do believe, they called everyone and told them to drop off any company vehicles and aircraft had to be taken back to certain areas...EVERYONE lost their job in one day...:mad::mad:

MythotiK 07-23-2008 07:15 PM

Just so you know:

"Planes are for people who can't fly helicopters"...Just and inside joke with us rotary guys/gals...

:D:D

kidthatsirish 07-23-2008 07:19 PM

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