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Any Pilots?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by kasey200, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    kasey200

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    Thinking about starting flight lessons... any pilots on here with any advice?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    my dad got his liscense a few years ago. It was very expensive. money that could be spent on some mods.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    Brunes

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    Study Study Study- The more you know going into your lessons the better off you are. You'll pay less in the long run by knowing what you are doing.

    And have fun-It's a lot of work- but it's a blast!!
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    dont tell the instructors that u dont need to know how to take off or land, just fly...
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    Took lessons way back in 1972 and my instructor told me this.
    " There are OLD pilots and BOLD pilots, but no OLD-BOLD pilots"
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    I fly gliders, but haven't really made my way into powered flight yet. :eek:
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    Brunes

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    It's more or less easy to fly powered....You have the option to add power unless the engine is out....and engines going out isn't THAT common.

    Gliders- You are going down no matter what you do...
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    NumNutz

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    It's funny. I just posted these on TW Live today.

     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    Colton

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    Yeah, I'm at the mercy of the wind and the thermals. :eek:
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Brunes

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    Lucky you- I get threatened with getting kicked out of training if I take photos of myself while I'm flying...
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    It takes balls to do that. I need the engine safety net lol
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    Haha, yes, it's kinda risky, but fun! ;)
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    I'll be joining you in 6-7 years. I want to fly helos for the USCG so bad!!!
     
  15. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Okay but advice for you from what I've learned...

    -Study for the knowledge test.
    -Commit.
    -Get ready to spend 6-8K for the license. Yes it's that expensive. No you probably can't do it cheaper.
    -Don't be stubborn (It's not like driving a car and the person in the right seat knows more than you no matter what you think)
    -Get ready to have a shit ton of fun!!!

    Oh and when I tell a girl I'm a pilot... yea that works wonders for ya :D
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    If that's the case- Don't spend too much money on flight lessons/plane rentals now.

    I didn't have any hours before I started and I'm doing just fine-

    Spend your money on other fun stuff and make sure you are doing well in school and involved in your community...That'll get you in OCS or the Academy and into a flight spot pretty easily...and then it's just studying and flying!!
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    PS- To the OP....If your CFI says "Watch this shit" or anything to that effect.....Hold on fairly tight and watch everything you can.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Going to Ithaca College in upstate NY in about a month. Then doing OCS, getting my time on a ship out of the way, learn to fly helos.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    <----Pilot :D

    go for it... I even applied my PPL in an unconventional manner and turned it into a job.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Technically that illegal :D:D:D LOL
     
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