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Author Topic: Starting my VFR licensure  (Read 3485 times)

Offline swiftus27

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Starting my VFR licensure
« on: September 03, 2010, 01:25:20 PM »
This month I start ground school... Sure, at 32 I dont have aspirations on becoming a commercial pilot but I would love to get my VFR license by the end of next year.  They are ~$8000 all in so I will have to save accordingly.

Zabuti

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 02:24:51 PM »
good luck

ban2

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 08:35:31 PM »
Good luck, i'm still saving for mine.

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 09:08:41 PM »
Nice... I am located 15 miles south of EHLE and 20 miles north of EHAM... But I think EHLE to be a bit cheaper to land. And if you have an Catalina you can land just on my doorstep. It's a rather City Airport like decent but I'm sure you manage to do it if you mind the powerlines  ;D

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 08:50:31 AM »
Here is a perfect airstrip, in the middle of a city and I assure you the coffee is of good quality. (Nespresso). But please note it's 7 meters BELOW sea level.

Offline Daveos

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 11:18:04 AM »
I don't understand why you posted this in the forum?..

The majority of people here are interested in aviation and as you can see from the responses, other people find it interesting.

I don't understand why you felt it necessary to respond in the way you did and therefore by your logic, your should not have posted a response.  Anyway, you're clearly a WUM.

Back to topic before this thread turns into the usual argument despite somebody posting something of genuine note.  Good luck Swiftus, maybe one day I'll have enough cash to do something similar.  Where are you based?  Is that in Ohio?

Offline ArcherII

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 11:49:15 AM »
Farewell swiftus! you'll enjoy it I tell you :)
Maybe you already know this basic rule, but whatever.
"Every take-off is optional, every landing is mandatory" ;D

Offline T8KE0FF

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2010, 12:26:15 PM »

Offline Brockster

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2010, 01:13:51 PM »
Good luck swiftus! :)

Sandager

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010, 01:42:45 PM »
Have fun. Doesn't matter if you go commercial or not. To be honest you will have much more fun staying to VFR flying for fun.

 Good luck and happy landings

Offline powi

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2010, 07:20:41 PM »
Those seized wing motor planes are boring... 
I can show you many things that those Cessnas/Pipers can't do  ;)

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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2010, 07:26:31 PM »
im not quitting... I am just starting the classes.

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2010, 08:11:48 PM »
It appears Mr. T8keoff has deleted his post... How surprisingly (not).

But The reasson why Swiftus posted it is because he is probably excited he is going to fly. And if I was in his shoes I probably would do exactly the same thing.

Secondly, we have asked many times for a seperate part on the forum for non game related chat, but till this day Sami probably didn't had the time to implement it because he's probably writing a funky new game feature for us  ;)

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 01:29:03 AM »
Yes, this is in Ohio.  There is an airfield about 15nm NE of KCLE called Burke Lakefront.  It is an airport that caters to this type of flying and business jets. 

I can't wait to do it.  Ground school starts in 2 weeks.

Anyways, if anyone feels the need to forum troll my posts, feel free.  You are just showing what type of person you are.

Offline T8KE0FF

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2010, 04:40:50 PM »
I deleted them because my question was answered ;)


Offline Frogiton

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 09:28:30 PM »
Yes, this is in Ohio.  There is an airfield about 15nm NE of KCLE called Burke Lakefront.  It is an airport that caters to this type of flying and business jets. 

On our last summer our family went to Cedar Point and we drove around Lake Eire, and Burke Lakefront, what a pretty airport it is!
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 09:29:29 PM »
Frog, what until you see what I am about to post...

netforce

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2010, 09:33:16 PM »
Congrats, you will really enjoy flying.

Im in the process of adding ME to my ppl (not ppl(h)) ;-)   and while I love aviation, I dont expect to work in it, I just fly because its so much fun.

Plus, it doesnt hurt when you can take a couple of friends for a flight to somewhere random for a weekend of camping for example, rather than driving.

Powi, VTOL is one of those things, and sometimes I kind of miss it ;)

Pcxc

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2010, 12:31:42 AM »
Swiftus, where do you live in the US ?

I'm starting a pilot training in San Diego area (I'm going commercial), maybe i could visit you during my time building  ;D.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Starting my VFR licensure
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 12:02:23 PM »
I live near KCLE.  Cleveland, Ohio.  That's a long flight from San Diego. 


 

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