Hiatus due to job loss

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  1. Blueangel

    Blueangel Line Up and Wait

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    Recently I lost my good job and have been out of work for a few months. Unfortunately, I had to put flying on hold. Has anyone here been through this situation and what did you do to get back in the game when you found a new job? Fortunately, I did not spend the money last year buying a plane.
     
  2. SkyDog58

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    I have had to make a few moves across the country for a new job. Don't place false limitations on your search. Once you get a new job, finding a place to start flying again is not that difficult.
     
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    Once your finances allow, just grab a CFI and go back up - it'll come back to you.
     
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    I was out of flying for a year one time. A few hours practice and a 135 checkride and I was again wishing I could get just another hour of sleep....
     
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    I was out of flying recently for about a year and a half. Not due to job loss - when I went through that I also had to deal with owning an airplane, but fortunately I found a new job relatively quickly - but because I lost my medical. By the time I was legal to fly again my flight review was expired, and my insurance required 5 hours of dual before operating solo again. So I booked time with a local CFI and did some dual, a FR, and an IPC for good measure. Since then I've done a long XC to attend a conference, and even some solo work in hard IFR. As others have said, just grab a CFI and do it, once you are in a financial position to fly again. The rust will come off quickly.
     
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    This. People do it all the time.
     
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    Worked for me. From layoff to new job 600 nm away, couldn't fly the plane down due to nasty winter weather. Finally drove a rental back half the day and half the night (noon Central to 11 pm Eastern) on a Friday. Flew the plane back to new job on Sunday. It came back really quick! Time involved was mid-November to mid-April. Probably made a few familiarization laps around the old airport before heading out.
     
  9. Blueangel

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    Thats the plan.
     
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    I'm currently using electrolysis to remove several years of rust. :lol:
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