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    Flight schools best rates

    I’ve recently come across two flight schools that have really great rates for training and rental. A/c hourly rate: Rocky Mountain flight school with c150 and c172 ranging from 90 - 135 dollars an hour KBJC North Little Rock air: pipers ranging from 85 -125 an hour. KORK What other...
  2. S

    A&P project help needed for a Cessna project just north of Pittsburgh

    Hi all. I'm a new member here. I have a project that was started by my grandfather that I am picking up and finishing. It's a Cessna 175 with an engine upgrade with STC to an O-470. The previous mechanic started the upgrade and overhaul and then didn't finish the work and had too many...
  3. E

    The $20/hour Cessna 172 experiment—Update

    https://airfactsjournal.com/2022/10/the-20-hour-cessna-172-experiment-update/ I found this article particularly fascinating. They found a way to address the leaded gas issue. Plus reduced operating costs, emissions and noise. You get one guess what the roadblock is.
  4. F

    Buying a plane from Alaska

    Hello, I am looking at buying a plane from Alaska, and as I have never been there nor know anyone there. I want to know what Alaska planes are to be expected of, is it like buying one from Montana where it’s a relatively dry climate and not much corrosion to deal with? Is it even worth buying...
  5. Daleandee

    Two Killed In USU Aviation Plane Crash

    AVweb report: https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/accidents-ntsb/two-killed-in-usu-aviation-plane-crash/
  6. Scott Hicks

    Dumb questions from someone who doesn't fly... but writes about it.

    It's been said that “Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.” I suppose this is a variation of that. I'm an aspiring author expecting my first book to be on the shelves by the end of the year or shortly after. In final editing stages now. Though the book is not about aviation, there is...
  7. The rogue

    Rent 6 Seats SW Michigan

    Anyone know of a rental, 6 place plane in Michigan, near Kalamazoo? I talked to the folks in ARB already, and it seems awesome, but I thought I'd look for something closer to home before I got in over there. I know MKG used to have a Lance, but that's about as far from me as ARB. I'm getting...
  8. H

    Let's build a panel

    I'm bored guys. Let's build a panel together. I was thinking either a PA-28 or a C-172 but open to suggestions. I will add the suggested instruments to the template. I prefer steam gauges, but we can add glass if you want. I was also thinking "Light" IFR but maybe we can do a VFR and an IFR...
  9. T

    Is the propeller + engine canted / offset to the side on a Cessna 210 ?

    Many GA aircraft have their prop and engine tilted a bit to the right, but I've looked through many photos of Cessna 210's, and I couldn't spot ANY tilt on any of them. Is that right - is the prop and engine really straight on a Cessna 210, or am I just blind ? Thanks in advance ! :) P.S.: I...
  10. H

    Underrated models/manufactures that we should consider

    With the prices we're seeing these days on the most popular models, is there any underdog/hidden gem that you will consider as an alternative?
  11. H

    So, Textron just bought Pipistrel

    https://investor.textron.com/news/news-releases/press-release-details/2022/Textron-to-Acquire-Electric-Aircraft-Pioneer-Pipistrel/default.aspx What are your thoughts here guys? Good news or bad news for us aviators? A remake of the Skycatcher?
  12. H

    Buy/build a new Experimental or an get an old GA and refurbish it?

    Hi folks. With today's prices for new (and old!) GA planes, looks like the experimental/home built/LSA market is looking attractive. Yes, I know that I'm comparing apples to pineapples, but both will fly you places. I also know that some LSA/ELSA have price tags of 200K-300K and more (brand...
  13. Pablo Canales

    Cold Cylinder

    Hi Guys! I’m flying a Cessna 205 with a Continental IO-550 in it. My CHT’s readings are similar except Cylinder 6 c1 390°F c2 380°F c3 365°F c4 350°F c5 370°F c6 214°F Is this something I should be worried about? Is 200°F too cold for a Cylinder? The airplane just came out of the last...
  14. B

    Annual in Mexico

    '69 Cessna 172K old school panel all needle gauge First annual as an owner. Runs strong in the ~80 hours I've put on it. I live in Mexico. I don't want to leave. I don't have a "guy" back in Utah. I just have the guy that did the previous annual that I've never met. Anyone ever done this...
  15. Pablo Canales

    Propeller noise

    Hi Guys! I own a Cessna 205 with a 3 blade Continental I-O 550 The thing is, the propeller has started to make an almost unnoticeable Pulsating Sound during cruise flight.(you can only hear it with the headsets on) No real vibration has been felt, just the sound, like when you are flying a...
  16. Jake Simpson

    Buying an airplane at a young age

    Hey all, I'm looking into getting my first airplane to build time in the next month or so. I'm a PPL and doing my training at Purdue. I will need a loan for the plane itself which I'm looking to purchase for roughly $30-35k. (I don't have an exact plane picked out yet) I will be able to...
  17. Pablo Canales

    Water in my Tank after flight

    Hi! I currently own a Cessna 205 with Monarch tank caps installed on it. Water has been appearing in my left tank right after I land this past 2 weeks. Always after I fly, never in the morning. I’ve had this plane for a couple years now, and I’ve never seen water before. But lately water shows...
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    Tall pilot looking to buy a time building plane

    I just received my commercial certificate and I’m currently looking at planes to buy to build time but the only problem is that I’m 6’6 I did all my training in a 172 and I fit well enough but honestly I’m ready to fly something different but I know there aren’t a lot of options out there for a...
  19. T

    Looking at a C150

    Hi everyone! I'm looking to buy a Cessna 150. I have found one that I am interested in. I contacted the owner and he is a mechanic himself. He purchased the airplane from a friend. The airplane had not flown for 5-6 years. He ferried it home and did a annual and got all the instrument...
  20. Parker Cantrell

    Obtaining IR in a plane without IFR rated GPS

    Hello all! What are your thoughts on working towards my IR in an airplane without an IFR rated GPS? Currently, I run a Bendix/king skyforce III(not IFR approved) in my '68 Cardinal. In addition, what would be the best affordable IFR capable GPS systems on the market? Garmin 430 waas,garmin 155...