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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Jan 5, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    Louisd75

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  2. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Oooh yes. You could always tell when Herb was in the building cause he was the only one allowed to smoke inside!
     
  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Air Force Guys: I’m trying to buy an AFOQT study book, but I don’t know which one to get...there are several. Any suggestions on a publisher?
     
  4. Jan 7, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    Sorry, I enlisted and never took the AFOQT. If I had it to do all over again, I'd have stayed in college the first time and gone ROTC, but then I would have missed Desert Storm.

    Then again, all officers do is budgets and paperwork...
     
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  5. Jan 7, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    Haslefre

    Haslefre Not Really Here

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    I heard the Mometrix was really good. That's from the three people I know who took it.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Hard to be a pilot without being an officer though
    Thanks for the suggestion
     
  7. Jan 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    Pretty much all college grads end up in budget and paperwork billets regardless of career.

    Me: Accountant that does budgets and paperwork
    Our head engineer with a masters in automation / mech e -> Gets hounded by me for his budget + paperwork
    The list goes on.
     
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  8. Jan 7, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    :wave:

    It's been over a week since I last flew but I will rectify that tomorrow with a trip to El Paso and then Albuquerque and then back home. Moving airplanes around. Hit 652 hours for 2018 with 250.1 hours flown... works for me :D
     
  9. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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    crazysccrmd

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    Lots of sitting around and not flying. :censored:

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  10. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    mpkramer71

    mpkramer71 KRAMERICA'1

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    I haven't seen a woodland camo paint scheme on AF jet in years!!
     
  11. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

    SOSHeloPilot My Favorite Song :)

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    ...^^^... Reminds me of my days living in Canada and my trips to Northern Quebec. The coldest that I ever saw in Northern Quebec was -44.
    (-40 C = F)

    It routinely got to -25 where I lived in Quebec. They would fly the hangered 172 down to about -25 as the cut off point.

    I had a friend who lived in Fairbanks and he said it was very difficult living there in the winter.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    kodiakisland

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    Looking for some been there, done that type advice.

    Weighing my options for buying verses a flying club. Would love to hear about issues I haven't thought of to look into.
    First is just overall cost. Which is cheaper. I know that varies greatly on hours flown and type of plane. I met briefly with the club president, and will follow up with him with quite a bit more questions.

    For the club, what I know up front is type of planes, number of flying members, buy in cost, monthly dues.
    What I don't know is how additional expenses like upgrades, maintenance, repairs, etc. are handled, what the club insurance covers, buy out, and anything else I just don't know to ask. I have no experience with a flying club. This one would allow me to fly a Husky for off field use and a 182 for taking trips. Seems great, until I look at how much I would spend in a year flying 100hrs or more, verses what I could spend on my own plane payments. Of course then I'm limited to only one type of plane and responsible for all expenses.

    Anyone with club experience give me some pointers on questions I should be asking. Red flags to look at?

    I guess for me, what's appealing is I can fly nicer planes in the club than I can afford to buy. I just don't want to get into something not knowing the issues and regret it.

    Forgot to add that I will get to look at the schedules to see when people are actually flying and what availability there is. I do plan on attending a couple of their social events to get a feel of the members.
     
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  13. Jan 7, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    shakerhood

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  15. Jan 8, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    kodiakisland

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  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    A few pics from an air show...C02FF327-0E5C-4431-8EDF-A5350E35E0DE.jpg

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  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    Sand Dog

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    Did someone say panel?

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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    At my age, I need a little technology at a time.
     
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