2017 in Review

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by rwellner98, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. GRG55

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    BUT...:needpics:
     
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  2. RudyP

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    Let’s see:
    - got married
    - took a new job at a new company
    - moved from the Midwest to San Diego
    - bought a new house (still selling the old one if anyone is looking for a great house in Columbus let me know)
    - expecting our first child in early '18
    - oh, and did some flying too!
     
  3. charheep

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  4. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Yeah that's all of us, married or not, someone always yelling in your ear.
     
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  5. exncsurfer

    exncsurfer Pattern Altitude

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    Had my first anniversary of getting my pilot cert. this year in October. woo hooo

    On track to beak 100hrs total time this month!
     
  6. Shepherd

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    Flew every week, but two, and lived to tell about it.

    HMMM. Reading the log book. Another 100+ hour year, and it's not over yet.
    Living the dream.
     
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  7. FlySince9

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    OR...

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    Sorry... don't mean to hi-jack.... Carry on!
     
  8. NealRomeoGolf

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    Flew 52 hours, which was basically the first 5 months of the year. Included 6 doggie flights, with one involving @arkvet. Flew through snow for the first time. Got to fly in @Radar Contact 's twin Cessna. Put a G5 in my plane. Moved to Germany in August. Haven't flown since. I miss it.
     
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  9. GMascelli

    GMascelli En-Route

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    Worst year for flight time....

    I had foot surgery and was grounded three months. I only managed 50 hours to date, typically 110ish. Just finished up annual and IFR cert. While at the avionics shop I had the old audio panel replaced with a PMA7000M BT. ADS-B was previously installed and I had the Garmin 530W, GDL88 and the flight stream 210 software updated. I brought the plane home yesterday and of course, it started to snow about an hour ago and calling for more white crap tomorrow.
     
  10. Radar Contact

    Radar Contact Cleared for Takeoff

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    -bought a 310/got a hangar
    -flew this thing over 17 states (pretty good considering partial year of owning and upgrade down time)
    -overhauled both props
    -installed a Garmin G5
    -WAAS'ed the 530
    -installed an Insight Twin G4 Engine Monitor
    -now that I can run it LOP, learned that I'm a fan...still got some injector tweaking
    -installed a Garmin GTX345
    -figured out what this whole new fangled ForeFlight thing is all about
    -figured out that Jeppsen is making money hand over fist (have 3 subscriptions for the 530W, 430 and GMX200)
    -got a clean bill of health from Blackstone on the oil
    -cut my first set of filters and enjoyed the lack of metal
    -had a scare about a silly proposed AD on both my engines (thank you TTCF, AOPA, COPA and Mike Busch!!)
    -went to OSH and got great deals on the above new equipment
    -went to Gaston's and met some cool people (going to stay longer next year)
    -planning to head down to GMU so this south-east pilot stuck in yankee land can get a damn glass of tea...yes sweet...there's no other kind!

    Plans for next year...fly more
     
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  11. Tyjay30

    Tyjay30 Pre-Flight

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    2017-Got married, got the wife pregnant, flew a little fixed-wing, got my rotorcraft/gyroplane rating
    2018-Have a new pilot born, hope to still fly quite a bit as long as the new pilot doesn't break the bank!
     
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  12. rwellner98

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    Sounds like I need to step up my game in 2018. You guys have done a lot!
     
  13. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I didn't do much, except post on POA a lot to annoy certain members, and got banned from POA a lot. So you're probably good.
     
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  14. teejayevans

    teejayevans Pattern Altitude

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    180 hours and 3 more states...no kids but I have a plane... I figure it’s financially the same.
     
  15. Adam Weiss

    Adam Weiss Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Got current again after an 8 year hiatus.
    Flew about 75 hrs since March.
    Got 30 hrs instrument, and hopefully finish up in February.
    Thought A LOT about what my next plane will be :)
     
  16. 96gs917

    96gs917 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Got PPL in May, logged about 40 hours since.

    Goal for 2018...get the wife to fly with me.:eek:

    Still can't believe they let me actually fly a plane.
     
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  17. GRG55

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    Well we have noticed you are trying to stay on Santa's 'good' list, as you have gone an extraordinarily long time without the ban hammer coming down.

    Maybe you're mellowing out now you're a grandfather? :D
     
  18. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Nah. Too many points, another ban and I'm gone gone gone!

     
  19. jonnyjetprop

    jonnyjetprop Cleared for Takeoff

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    Started the year as a 135 chief pilot then went back to the start up 121 supplemental airline as chief pilot to see if a new investor could get us out of first gear.
    Handed the certificate back to the FAA
    Rejoined the ranks as a EMB-145 first officer
    Finished my training in the EMB-145. My 6th jet type rating
    Recruited to join their training department
    Checked out as an EMB-145 simulator instructor
    Flew some GA, never as much as I wanted
    Prepping for my step daughter's wedding (big drain on cash)
    Looking to move to Philadelphia early next year
     
  20. Half Fast

    Half Fast Pattern Altitude

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    - Finished my SP ticket (without completely filling my logbook, even)
    - Took my first passenger, my son, for a ride
    - Did my first $100 hamburger trip, also with my son
    - Plan to get my towered airport endorsement before year end
    - NA; led proposal teams at work, winning ~$1.2B of new business for my company
    - NA; performed volunteer work for my church and for Samaritan's Purse

    For 2018, I plan to
    - Investigate getting my 3rd class medical and, if not too onerous, pursue either a Rec or Private ticket
    - Fly as much as possible, do a few trips with my wife
    - NA; grow my 401k at least 10% and continue retirement preparations (target is 4Q19)
    - NA; spend some quality time with my motorcycle, guitars, shotguns, and fly rods
     
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  21. Ghery

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    Flew too little, but one flight sticks out. Grabbed one of the club's planes (reserved well in advance) and flew my wife down to around Salem, Oregon on August 21 to watch the eclipse from the air. Spectacular!
     
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  22. Everskyward

    Everskyward Administrator Management Council Member

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    I traded the country for the city, and my wings for sails. I also traveled in the back of the bus to Paris, Africa, Amsterdam, and Hawaii... all for pleasure. Enjoying my second (or is it third) life.
     
  23. Hippike

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    2017
    - Completed all flight requirements for the PPL
    - Practiced real soft field landings and take-offs at LHBS
    - Surprised my best friend on her 40th bday with a sightseeing flight over Budapest
    - Got to see up close the last remaining (still airworthy) Lisunov-2
    - Did aerobatic training in a Citabria and enjoyed every second of it

    2018
    - Pass the CR and take hubby on flights
    - Start instrument rating
    - Move to TX, buy a land with private airstrip, buy a plane, have goats and other farm animals (more of a dream than an actual plan;)
     
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  24. CJ Rader

    CJ Rader Pre-takeoff checklist

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    2017
    Finally started working on my PPL (It only took 30 years to accomplish the confluence of both available time and available funds).
    First landing at about the 6 hour mark.

    Having a blast. Hoping '18 continues the trend.
     
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  25. TheGolfPilot

    TheGolfPilot Line Up and Wait

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    Got my commercial rating
    Bought airplane!

    Next year I will be getting multi-engine and CFI !
     
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  26. old cfi

    old cfi Pre-takeoff checklist

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    After a 25-yr hiatus from flying I got my Flight Review and ICC. Had no trouble flying the plane but learning to operate the GPS was a whole different matter! The approaches came back quickly but I really miss the NDB's. They were always my favorite to fly and teach.:D

    Didn't bother reinstating my CFI as I don't plan on teaching anyway. Had my share of students trying to kill me especially IFR and ME.
     
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  27. N659HB

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    Welcome back to the fold!
     
  28. Lance F

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    1. Apparently lost my mind.
    2. Bought a twin.
    3. Apparently lost my mind again.
    4. Flew said twin into Gastons.

    and in other news had my first 300 hour year with many good adventures
     
  29. Ravioli

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    Made my 4,000th post on the center of the internet!
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  30. MIFlyer

    MIFlyer Line Up and Wait

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    have you written a "first year of twin ownership" thread yet?
     
  31. FloridaPilot

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    Okay, I have a dumb question what does the points mean in your profile?
     
  32. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Trophy points? That's the only points I see. Beats me but I don't know all the rules here, as in evident. :(
     
  33. FloridaPilot

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    Yaaah, points check out Raviolis profile it's under likes.
     
  34. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    All I see are trophy points on mine.
     
  35. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Pattern Altitude

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    118 hours so far in 2017. RV10 Durham NC
    • Flew to Long Island, Bahamas for the Bones
    • (12) trips to Pgh to care for Mom
    • Visited an old Soaring buddy in NJ
    • Made it to several parties and meet-ups
    • Plane 3 weeks off-line for maintenance
    • Plane not flown for 4 weeks - took airliner instead
    • Managed to stay current with 6:1 in 6mos in actual
    • Got Navworx ADSB AD satisfied with AMOC
    • (3) oil changes, swapped in rebuilt mags, upgraded starter
    • One more trip to Pgh and NYC before NYE
    Living with the plane is sweet
     
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  36. Lance F

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    No I haven't. Not sure who'd be interested. But I may make a stab at it.
     
  37. Tflhndn

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    2017:
    Flew 434.5 hours

    Installed a new panel, new engine and overhauled prop on my bird (AOG for 2 month’s)

    Got my commercial single and multi tickets.

    Started flying professionally for an aerial survey/photo company

    2018

    Get to ATP mins,
    get hired by a regional.
    Continue “Living the Dream”




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  38. Tantalum

    Tantalum Pattern Altitude

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    A small handful
    -took on a new role and job at my company
    -got back into flying after a long hiatus
    -earned my instrument rating
     
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  39. MIFlyer

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    those of us who still believe we have to justify airplane ownership (Particularly twin) to ourselves would benefit. I've really enjoyed the handful of other posts on this topic
     
  40. MIFlyer

    MIFlyer Line Up and Wait

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    PS, will end 2017 as IR student. should have 10-15 hours of my IR done and 35 or so other hours of flying this year.

    2018 IR checkride (single) then do MEL initial and potentially commercial (though that's more likely to be 2019)

    Aiming for 100 hours in 2018 and potentially first plane purchase in the spring/summer