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damn!! i want a pilot's license!!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by aficianado, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    aficianado

    aficianado [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i flew a plane yesterday!! my wife got me a Christmas present that was a day of flying lessons. i played on a simulator, and then climbed into the seat of a plane with a pilot next to me. he let me taxi down the friggen runway!!

    i lined up on the runway and he said the scariest words i have ever heard. "you take it up cliff"...wtf?..i took it up to sixty and pulled back on the stick. the plane took off..i took off!! my wife in the back almost feinted. hahaha.

    i flew over Oakland, over the bay bridge..and hooked over the golden gate bridge. he said i was kicking butt..he gave me input, but rarely touched his stick. he left me alone and told me were to go..and which heading. i have never sweated so much when he said.."let's see how you land!" WTF!!!????

    i flew it over an intersection and landed the plane. he let me line it up and touch all the wheels down. he did help me a tad, but not much. i taxied it to the parking spot. right next to some guy windexing his high end plane..glad i didnt cusinart his plan with my prop.

    i may be hooked fellas.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    Wow, that's an awesome present. I want to fly now!
     
  3. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    LoadedTaco

    LoadedTaco Kick A$$ Member

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    Awesome! Look like your old lady know you pretty well.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    That's my plan also when I get back home after graduating next month. Got to fly a my cousins Cessna(?) over winter break. Flew between Moloka'i, Lana'i, and Oahu :D

    It was fricken awesome!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    File IFR

    File IFR "... Intercepting The Localizer"

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    Congrats! My first flight like yours was in '87

    Maybe a new pilot is in our future here???? ;)
     
  6. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    My uncle took me up a few years ago in his Cessna, one of the best experiences of my life taking control.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    flyboy.co2

    flyboy.co2 Tail Striker

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    Do it! (Get your license) Worked my butt off back in high school and got my pilots license! Best thing I've ever done! Still working through my ratings, only a few more lessons and I'll have my commercial rating, then I'm off to Florida to get the rest so I can be a flight instructor and give tour rides where I live. It's all I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember.

    It's too much fun. Hooked is by far the best way to describe it. You either have it or you don't.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    Seems like the right thread for this --->> :plane:

    :D
     
  9. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    That sounds sick! Good luck buddy! :D
     
  10. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    ASUAviator

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    Congrats on the flight! I remember my first! My first solo was the most memorable. It is alot of fun but so damn expensive. Its alot easier if you know a guy that got a plane lol
     
  11. Mar 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    :DDon't forget to give us TW members some sweet airfare discounts..;)
     
  12. Mar 25, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I know BenWA is a pilot, I'm not sure who else on here is. That sounds like an awesome gift!
     
  13. Mar 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    sounds like a fun day op you lucky Bas****

    I would love to fly a plain, or a helicopter. lol i have only been in plain one tim that was when i was prob 7 or something idk how i was.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    sounds like a fun day op you lucky Bas****

    I would love to fly a plain, or a helicopter. lol i have only been in plain one tim that was when i was prob 7 or something idk how i was.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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    My first solo was the most memorable but the most terrifying was when I took my wife for the first time.

    She loved it. She'd rather fly with me than ride on the back of the bike.

    I dunno, whatever. She likes to fly. Makes much easier to do.

    Go and fly, you won't regret it! The worst day flying is still a day flying.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    Wow, very nice present from your wife.

    You can make a good living flying, or just have a very good hobby.
     
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