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Any pilots around here?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by MotoXFreeStyle61, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Jul 24, 2008 at 3:16 AM
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    danusa

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    If you want a busy take off, try an AT6.



     
  2. Jul 24, 2008 at 3:29 AM
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    danusa

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    Flying a L-19 is not hard. Although I found out that a split S takes more altitude than I thought.
    I was a pinch hitter. But I had the airplane. The ground was coming up fast.
    It did not have a G Meter. I had ordance on the hard points. Which helped me.
    Flying a UH-1B is fine until you hover. Then it is like juggling while standing on a beach ball. A LOACH is easier.
    I an ABN, Ranger, SF, Inf. Patrols are really my best job.
    I am also an Army Aviator and a tail hooker. USS Kittyhawk CV 63.
    Another story.
    I do have friends and get around.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2008 at 8:26 AM
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    kidthatsirish

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    L-19?....as in the cessna? I didnt know that you could do a split S in one of those....I sure wouldnt try, I would think you would break the wings off!
     
  4. Jul 24, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    danusa

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    The Bird Dog started as a Cenessa 305. The Army modified it quite a bit.
    I am here to say it can be done.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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    eordonez

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    How much does it cost to became a pilot, i mean lessons, and flying time to get the license, for flying private....aprox...??

    Its something i would really like to try later...
     
  6. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    Brunes

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    Depends on how much more gas goes up...LOL.

    It'll prolyl run you in the neighbor hood of 4 grand to get a private pilots license. It's abou 30-40 bucks an hour for ground training and 120-140 for air time.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    eordonez

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    Thanks a lot man! I don't know prices here in my city, there is a fly school, but i would like to go and check out their airplanes, see if they are in good shape and all....
     
  8. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:09 AM
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    danusa

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    The 235 burns 13 gals. per hr. The 140 burns 9 GPH.
    You can fly cheaper than that. Talk to the EEA about sport planes and ultra lights.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    I prefer the glide ratio, over the autorotation
     
  10. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    I'm paying about $6700 total for my private pilot. It includes:
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    It includes absolutely everything to get your license.

    Anything a lot less they aren't giving you the entire picture of costs required.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2008 at 11:03 PM
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    Thanks man!
     
  12. Jul 25, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    I gotta say, I agree with this point!!! I would not want to get an actual engine failure, but if I did, I certainly wouldnt want it in a helo!
     
  13. Jul 26, 2008 at 4:04 AM
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    Engine failure was common not so many years ago.
    Yeager or Hoover dead sticked a F-86.
    Not recommrnded.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2008 at 4:48 AM
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    Autorotation really isn't that bad- I've been in a helo doing practice runs auto rotating down. I'd rather just not have a failure to begin with- but it's not THAT bad in a helo.
     
  15. Jul 26, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    Hey, here is a question I never really thought of until now but....

    Do helicopters experince ground effect? I mean aerodynamicly speaking I suppose they do, but can you really notice like you do in a fixed wing?
     
  16. Jul 29, 2008 at 3:56 AM
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    danusa

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    I was shot down in a UH-1B. When the golden BB hit the tail roter, we had some rotation.
    I was sitting on the skid and had no part of the aviators bringing it down.
    It would scare you. If you still had the capibility.
    I had long lost that.




     
  17. Jul 30, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    Yeah...Auto-Rotation isn't bad...Getting shot down is NOT typical auto-rotation. If you get shot in any part of the helo you run the risk of damaging parts that are crtical for auto-rotation.

    On another note- solo'd for the first time today. =)
     
  18. Jul 30, 2008 at 11:20 PM
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    Many years ago I got 5 hours of flight time. Flying from Ga to Virginia. :plane:
    I was moving a friends(Carl) cessna 182 skylane, he was certified. He was also getting over the flu, so he let me pilot the whole way. Making 2 stops along the way.(I had flown quite a bit before this with another buddy in his commanche. But the time didn't count). Carl gave me 2 pieces of advice for begining flyers: "You can never have too much fuel on board, unless you are on fire!" & "If the engine ever quits at night. Drop down to tree top level, flip on the lights, if you see trees turn-off the lights!"


    I was worn out and slept all the way back to Atlanta on Delta that afternoon.
     
  19. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    yeah....i had an instructor tell me that once....if at night, you are about to land and you dont like what you see....turn the lights off :)

    Of course in the T-34 if we ever have real night emergencies, we would probably just bail out.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    Crazy, my instructor told me that same exact thing.
     
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