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Any Private Pilots here?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by GoDeacsWFU23, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been in the process of obtaining my private pilots license the past few months. I was just wondering if there was anyone else here that has their private pilots license and if you have any advice for me? I only have 11 hours so I have just begun.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Got mine. Soloing is the best feeling in the entire world!
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

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    Do you have a specific plane you like to fly? This is what I am training in. Not a big fan of high wing planes.

    Piper Archer PA 28

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    I flew a Piper Cherokee. Here I am leading my flock.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    DubyaDawg

    DubyaDawg Underprepared and Overconfident

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    I am as of last August! Gonna go for my instrument/commercial this next summer!
     
  6. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Practice ,practice, practice. And i don't mean in the plane. Mental practice for procedures is very important. Going over things on the ground over and over makes a big difference in the air.

    I'm type rated in 5 different aircraft with a float rating.
    Although I'm not current I still go over procedures in my head from time to time.
    A headset with a P.T.T. switch keeps you from fumbling for a mike. Some of the planes i flew were not equipped.

    Always check for your next emergency landing area.

    I like high wing planes because you see the land better.
    150 152 172 etc.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    G550plt

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    Not private .. ATP.. That count?
     
  8. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    CptnG

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    Stick with it.
    Fly as often as you can for your first fifty hours.
    Trust in your instructor, but always be skeptical.
    Fly with several instructors and other pilots before your check ride.

    Memorize the following: It is better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground.

    Safety before everything.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Show Off.......... lol
     
  10. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Lol.. Just felt left out ;) .. As far as advice.. More than ever with costs so high.. Do as much procedural "chair flying" as you can stand.. I've watched it pay dividends over and over again.. Use sims, ftd's all of it.. Much of the learning need not be in the airplane... The real thing is much more fun though!
     
  11. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    What are some good sims to use?
     
  12. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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    I've got 10.5 hours in the good ol Cessna 172! Pretty good for the 15 year old I think. :rolleyes:
     
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    look up BenWA
     
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    Pay attention and fly as much as you can! You will be able to do stuff like this in the future. Have Fun!

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  15. Dec 24, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    I have the microsoft flight sim for windows, the controls seem realistic but is that a good sim to use or should i just stick to the sim at the flight school?
     
  16. Dec 24, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Search that on google :eek: Interesting haha
     
  17. Jan 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    Anyone a helicopter pilot? I would like to get my license, but having to learn on a sim is as close as I'll get for now.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    US Army UH60 Black Hawk pilot since 1996; 4000ish Hrs, also a private pilot flying single engine land for a little recreation.

    To the poster requesting helo info: US Army starts a helicopter class every two weeks. Contact your local Army recruiter about becoming a Warrant Officer and entering flight training. If he acts like he doesn't understand or tries to sell you on something else, find another recruiter. The Army has 4 different main helos and a few specialty helos. They also have a fixed wing fleet consisting mainly of Beech Super King Airs, and some other planes like the Cessna Citation V and a few Gulfstreams. Check it out!!!!

    m.a.c.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    i solo'd way back in 2009, then ran out of funds and never finished. i have about 100 hours! :(

    i flew my father in law's straight tail 172, with an autopilot, garmin 430, electric gyro, etc. nice little plane. hope to finish one day when funds allow...

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    My grandfather has one of those too, still flies and hes 90! Takes me up sometimes with him.
     
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