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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Corpsmaide, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Corpsmaide

    Corpsmaide Cleared for Takeoff

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    If you could only fly one aircraft for the rest of your life which would it be, and why?
     
  2. saracelica

    saracelica Pattern Altitude

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    The one I could afford. There is no way to choose only one plane for the rest of my life. I have a good 40 years of flying ahead of me. Parts break companies go out of business and then you're stuck with an airplane that can't get annual/fixed. It's like choosing to only drive one car when you turn 16.
     
  3. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I'm not sure any answer I could give to that question would have any point to it, either, unless I was 95 years old.
     
  4. saracelica

    saracelica Pattern Altitude

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    I like the Piper Warrior personally so I guess push come to shove I'd choose that..do they make them anymore?
     
  5. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    The previous owner of our 310 made his choice: a 310. He owned this one for 25 years, and replaced it with another 310.

    I would have to agree with him - but I'd like diesel engines.
     
  6. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Falcon 7X if someone else is paying the bills.
     
  7. Corpsmaide

    Corpsmaide Cleared for Takeoff

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    This is purely hypothetical...I am aware logically there are many factors to take in account. Just curious.
     
  8. CBeaulieu

    CBeaulieu Pre-takeoff checklist

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    As much fun as I think Bonanzas are, I would probably go with a Grumman Tiger.
     
  9. bajadrifter

    bajadrifter Filing Flight Plan

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    I'd pick a Cessna 180/185. It is a great "all-arounder." It can go anywhere, its a good instrument platform, it is reasonably fast, it can carry four, and it ranks high on my "cool" meter.

    I just wish Cessna would start building them again!
     
  10. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    Why would you pick a Falcon? G-V.
     
  11. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Because I think Id look good in a Falcon:D
     
  12. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Which ever one scores me the hot babes.
     
  13. AdamZ

    AdamZ Touchdown! Greaser!

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    So in other words not a Cherokee 180 or a Comanche 250:rofl:
     
  14. Shepherd

    Shepherd En-Route

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    F-104 with the Luftwaffe engine. If someone else is picking up the tab.
     
  15. Alexb2000

    Alexb2000 En-Route

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    Let a player play Ted.

    We'll paint it green for the money and gold for the honeys.
     
  16. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Not even close!
     
  17. Corpsmaide

    Corpsmaide Cleared for Takeoff

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    Wow...I think this is my new plane of the month:yes:... I'd want a few analog back ups added though
     
  18. tonycondon

    tonycondon Gastons CRO (Chief Dinner Reservation Officer)

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    a Quintus would be fine
     
  19. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    Back in my day... Get off my lawn! Kids...

    :rofl:

    Oh my, that sounds like a truly hideous paint scheme.
     
  20. Skylane81E

    Skylane81E Final Approach

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    The REST of my life? I don't know, I haven't been LSA shopping recently.
     
  21. tinerj

    tinerj Cleared for Takeoff

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    For me it would an IFR equipped Cessna 150 with a 150 hp engine and long range tanks, with factory equipped floats (that could be removed.)

    Ah, wait, I had that plane N8526J, 150G.
     
  22. Jhernandez04

    Jhernandez04 Line Up and Wait

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    Cessna T310Q
     
  23. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Yeah, that.
     
  24. cirrusmx

    cirrusmx Line Up and Wait

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    king air 200
     
  25. flyingron

    flyingron Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    I'll probably stick with my Navion until I can't pass the medical anymore and jump ship to light sport.
     
  26. Herman vanOoijen

    Herman vanOoijen Pre-Flight

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    I remember that they lost an obscene number of those...
     
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  27. Dead Stick

    Dead Stick Line Up and Wait

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    Definitively a touring motor glider.
     
  28. tinerj

    tinerj Cleared for Takeoff

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    . . . with a wing fold option. That allows almost unlimited flying without a medical.
     
  29. jpower

    jpower Cleared for Takeoff

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    Expedition E350. The one with the turbocharger, just because. It does everything--goes fast, carries a ton, can go unimproved, etc. I want.

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  30. bobmrg

    bobmrg En-Route Gone West PoA Supporter

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    Turbo Twin Comanche. Just fits my wife and myself, is fast, and doesn't drink too much (gotta compromise between fuel burn and altitude capability). And they are fun to fly.

    Bob Gardner
     
  31. Shepherd

    Shepherd En-Route

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    When I was in the Air Force, (back in '69-73), the standing joke was "If you wanted to find a Luftwaffe pilot scan the horizon for a column of smoke. He and his F-104 would be at the bottom.
    One of the few planes I didn't get a chance to fly.
     
  32. Ventucky Red

    Ventucky Red Cleared for Takeoff

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    Considering my flying habits I would like to have one of these.. GA8 Airvan..


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  33. Tarheel Pilot

    Tarheel Pilot Line Up and Wait

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    Hmmm, I'd have to say the RV-12, but I'm getting kinda partial to the Fly Baby as of late.
     
  34. rrmkru

    rrmkru Pre-takeoff checklist

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    L-39 albatros as long as it came with one of those cool flight suits.
     
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  35. kyleb

    kyleb Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Yeah, it keeps the "rest of the life" expenses down to a more reasonable number.
     
  36. PilotAlan

    PilotAlan Pattern Altitude

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    Katmai 182. With an autofuel STC.

    Fast enough to go anywhere, slow enough to land anywhere.
     
  37. PilotAlan

    PilotAlan Pattern Altitude

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    As my combat firearms instructor said:
    "If you find yourself in a gunfight, you have the rest of your life to come up with a solution. How long that is depends on your solution."
     
  38. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson En-Route

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    The dream is a Pilatus PC-12. I think I could fly it as long as I can keep a medical. It can carry all of my baby's stuff plus mine and then some. It has a head.

    Reality is what I'm flying; Bill's RV-10. It's comfy, fast enough and cheap enough. I can maintain it. It brings me great joy just sitting there, thousands of feet up, just because I built it.

    Planes aren't all that good at attracting 'babes' but it is good at getting you where they are. Yep.
     
  39. Ken Ibold

    Ken Ibold Final Approach

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    Extra 300.

    (I have proven to myself over and over that, much as I like flying traveling airplanes, I just have no use for one.)
     
  40. Apache123

    Apache123 Line Up and Wait

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    Hey, Steve!
    Turbo FIKI Aztec.