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Old 10-18-2005, 08:29 PM
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pilots in the house!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!

hey was wondering who all are pilots here. I my self want to be a fighter pilot. Here is my plan-
1) attend USAFA (united states air force academy)
2)become a fighter pilot (fighter pilot preferrably but I will fly anything.)
3)retire into commercial after the USAF
4)retire from commercial and own my own little cessna and fly till I die
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:24 PM
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I'm not a pilot, but my best friend is an F-18 pilot and he just recently quit being a test pilot for the Navy. Why not go to the Naval Academy and learn to fly off carriers? Then again, you would have to be on a carrier 6 months out of every 2 years.

My buddy thought about going commercial, but decided that it would be the equivalent of going from professional race car driving to driving a metro bus. He just didn't want to deal with that.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:02 PM
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There are a couple private pilots, couple ex-military pilots on the board.. and at least one student pilot.. ME.. lol

Good luck with what you want to achive.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:41 AM
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Howdy All
I used to be a pilot, but then the kids and house came along and money went else where. Got my private then commerical license.I love to fly . Seems like every time I get a little money set aside to get back into flying something else comes up. If I couuld just win the lotto! MC
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:04 PM
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I started flying when I was 16 and finished my private license between my junior and senior years of high school. I then went to a junior college for aviation, both flight and maintenance. Got my commercial and instrument at 19, flight instructor and instrument instructor at 20 then added an airframe and powerplant license at 22. You've chosen a very diffacult path so stay focused and work hard. Good luck. Indy
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:50 PM
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I started flying when I was 16 and finished my private license between my junior and senior years of high school. I then went to a junior college for aviation, both flight and maintenance. Got my commercial and instrument at 19, flight instructor and instrument instructor at 20 then added an airframe and powerplant license at 22. You've chosen a very diffacult path so stay focused and work hard. Good luck. Indy
Thats alot of $$$ to spend there!! Good luck with yoru career, I am sure it will pay off at the end!!!


I am a private multi-engine pilot. Will get commercial IFR some day when the money allows.

Love it to death.


My wifes cousin flies Citation II's for Sunwest Home out of CYYC. As he says and I quote:

"I just hate it when they make me go to Palm Springs for a week."

Bastard

Lucky that is!! LOL!!

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Old 02-07-2006, 07:49 PM
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Captain, the money doesn't sound like much today but back in the mid 80's it was a lot. When I started I was renting a C-150 for $20.00 hr wet and a whopping $12.00 for the instructor. As far as it paying off goes I haven't worked in aviation for over 12 years, but I credit my education and the time I spent in aviation for the job I have now, service manager for a major R.V. Manufacturer. While the job itself isn't quite as interesting the $ sure is a whole lot better now
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:31 AM
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Yes an old post but not much activity here. I flew off the USS America in the late 1980's & now fly heavy metal around the world out of ORD. Still plugging along, though the world of aviation has been troublesome the last few years.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:15 AM
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It is a very old post, lol it shows me as a student pilot, I passed my checkride over 2 years ago now. I haven't flown any since last May, I hate it when life gets in the way.

One of these days, if we get a nice day, I am going to grab a CFI and get current again.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:56 PM
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I havent flown in a looong time! Wonder if I remember how??
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:52 PM
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Like riding a bike, you will remember how, just might be a little wobbly...

I know I wouldn't go up with out an instrctor in the right seat just in case.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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Younger days....no wife n kids....had single private instrument qualified....
man, I haven't sat left seat in 35/40 years.......
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:23 PM
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pilots in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gave it up when I retired from my job which required me to fly often about 12 years ago. I really miss it occasionally. You never forget how; it just might take a little longer to get it down gracefully. I especially miss flying in the mountains. They say the clouds have a silver lining, but I remember that in Colorado the lining was granite!!!!!!!!!! The mountain turbulence could have you asking yourself what in the heck you were doing there. I used to look for unfortunates who didn't return from flights into the mountains. That will keep your attention level up.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:52 PM
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Gave it up when I retired from my job which required me to fly often about 12 years ago. I really miss it occasionally. You never forget how; it just might take a little longer to get it down gracefully. I especially miss flying in the mountains. They say the clouds have a silver lining, but I remember that in Colorado the lining was granite!!!!!!!!!! The mountain turbulence could have you asking yourself what in the heck you were doing there. I used to look for unfortunates who didn't return from flights into the mountains. That will keep your attention level up.
LOL, I shared some single engine time with a guy that was a United Senior Instructor.......he was always saying a prayer to 'The Cloud God'.......CAP in Colorado still has 150+ aircraft they have never located!!!! Even when hunting, I'm still on the lookout for aluminum slivers...... Mountain flying is totally different than the flat lands where I learned!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:58 PM
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Come take me for a ride! I'm telling ya, I havent had the money to fly for MANY years now, and I miss it SOOO bad!!

I need to win a big lottery so I can get a plane of my own
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