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Any licensed pilots here?
    #4661031 - 09/14/05 06:06 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Just wondering if any of our Shroomery members are (or ever were) licensed pilots? For years I've said I would like to have a pilots license. Recently I have started to seriously consider flight school again. I'm even considering becoming a lisenced helicopter pilot as well as fixed wing.

I've been doing research on the subject lately and I'm getting that itch again. I had it bad a few years ago but I wasn't in a position financially to do it. Now I'm starting to want it again and I just might be able to make it happen this time.

So, does anyone in this community have any experience in this or am I on my own here?


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661039 - 09/14/05 06:07 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I sure hope to God you don't find many pilots on a drug message board.


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: spud]
    #4661044 - 09/14/05 06:08 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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spud said:
I sure hope to God you don't find many pilots on a drug message board.



Why? Are you assuming that they would be on drugs while flying?


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: Silversoul]
    #4661051 - 09/14/05 06:10 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

No.

I'm assuming they would be complete idiots who lack the ability to use basic punctuation and grammar.

Much like the average poster here at the shroomery.


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: spud]
    #4661053 - 09/14/05 06:11 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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I sure hope to God you don't find many pilots on a drug message board.



:lol:
Yeah, seems like a funny place to troll for pilots! :grin:

But honestly, I'd trust a lot of the people here with my life before some of the fools I've met who do have a pilots lisence!  Were talking private pilots here, not people doing it for a living.


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661061 - 09/14/05 06:14 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Oh, and just as a sidenote, a statistic I learned while in Alaska...
1 in 12 Alaskan residents is a lisenced pilot. How many of them do you think smoke?


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661064 - 09/14/05 06:14 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

my lil bro has his pilots licence. well not full licence, but he has somethin. not sure what it is, and im sure all that shits diffrent up here in canoodia anyways


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: spud]
    #4661073 - 09/14/05 06:16 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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I sure hope to God you don't find many pilots on a drug message board.


....drug message board ?? We're more than that.I'd be more concerned about alcohol.Besides, it's not like he wants to fly 747s or F-16s...well, maybe an F-16... Right Summit ??!! :smirk: Go for it !!It's just like runnin' heavy equipment, except floating in the air.


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661076 - 09/14/05 06:17 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Roger Rabbit is a liscensed pilot


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661089 - 09/14/05 06:20 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Don't potential pilots get asked during the screening process if they have taken any psychedelics?


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: OldSpice]
    #4661094 - 09/14/05 06:21 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Diploid is a private pilot as well, if I remember right.


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: vinsue]
    #4661110 - 09/14/05 06:24 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

vinsue said:
It's just like runnin' heavy equipment



Yeah, I always wondered if all my years of running equipment would leave me better prepared to learn to fly?  I am right at home at the controls of a piece of machinery and I always thought of an aircraft as just another machine.  But who knows until you try. :shrug:


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661124 - 09/14/05 06:28 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Beats pushin' the wheel...


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: spud]
    #4661143 - 09/14/05 06:34 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

spud said:
I sure hope to God you don't find many pilots on a drug message board.




LOL


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661175 - 09/14/05 06:44 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

my uncle had a pilot license and his own plane.. ive flown it before.. i was gonna go get a pilot license. but my uncle died in a plane crash in his plane, so i never got around to it


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661186 - 09/14/05 06:47 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

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Quote:

vinsue said:
It's just like runnin' heavy equipment



Yeah, I always wondered if all my years of running equipment would leave me better prepared to learn to fly?  I am right at home at the controls of a piece of machinery and I always thought of an aircraft as just another machine.  But who knows until you try. :shrug:




Hey you ride a motorcycle on the street also! Lots of pilots ride bikes and say its just as mentally challenging especially on the track! just with less buttons and gauges you know :wink:


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661196 - 09/14/05 06:50 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i do pilot a B36tc a few times a year, but i don't have a license.

i was going to get one, but it turned out to be an unnecessary expense/pain.


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: eric_the_red]
    #4661216 - 09/14/05 06:54 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

yea, exactly.. unless you own your own plane its kinda a waste


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4661329 - 09/14/05 07:18 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I'm working towards a career in aviation at this moment, so maybe I can help. :smile:  What are your goals, are you mainly interested in getting a single engine rating to rent a plane and fly around on those lazy Sundays, or are you looking beyond that?  There are a multitude of ratings you can go for, depending on what you want to do.  Private license, instrument rating, multi engine rating, commercial license, flight instructor license, and airline transport pilot.

Flying is fairly easy actually, it's the ground school that can be grueling.  Also, especially with gas prices today, obtaining these ratings on your own is very expen$ive.  If you're coordinated and "at home" with vehicles, equipment, etc., and you can handle the classroom time, then flying is definitely something you will dig.   

Here's a site I recommend that covers everything you need to know from private all the way up to air transport pilot:

http://www.private2atp.com/


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Re: Any licensed pilots here? [Re: Infrared]
    #4661354 - 09/14/05 07:22 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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yea, exactly.. unless you own your own plane its kinda a waste



Coincidentaly, I've been shopping planes also. :smirk:

I figure I can score a nice older Cessna 172 for around 30K.  But then the problem is maintinence and storage.  Thats where the real money comes along!

But fuck it, its only money.  You can't take it with you so why not spend it on things you love along the way.  After all, how fucking cool would it be to own your own plane!!


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