Stop Start Stop Here we go again

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by evapilotaz, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Thanks.

    Grasshopper said she wanted to check out a mechanics garage. I said trust me that’s not a place you want to spend any time in. Hopefully she learned her lesson.
     
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  2. Scrabo

    Scrabo Pattern Altitude

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    Surprisingly not a problem, some members have other aircraft as well so the schedule is usually pretty open. Some fly once a quarter maybe.
     
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  3. Mike5250

    Mike5250 Line Up and Wait

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    I was in a club for a few years with 3 planes, 120 members (70 or so active), and rarely had scheduling issues. If you flew 7-10 hrs you usually made the top 3 for the month. Sw Florida.
     
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  4. evapilotaz

    evapilotaz Pattern Altitude

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    Let’s kick this thread up a notch.

    Those that had a long hiatus from flying why did stop In the first place?
     
  5. Lachlan

    Lachlan Pattern Altitude

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    I haven't logged any APIC time in 13 months due to moving. Funny, I live right next to a grass runway and can see the windsock from the kitchen and bathroom and one bedroom. I have friends with airplanes, but I haven't flown without them in their airplanes yet. I want to buy. Closest rentals are $150/hr and 35 miles away. Planning on heading there in a few weeks. Been renovating the house we bought a year ago. Put an airplane's worth of cash into it already, and now we're about to start on the bathroom...
     
  6. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    No bacon for you. :)

    Money. And debt. (Otherwise known as the “stupid tax”.)
     
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    N659HB Pattern Altitude

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    Had a five month hiatus within the past year due to engine repairs. Took awhile to source parts and then pay for them! I rented the Champ a couple of times during that dry spell.
     
  8. patlaw

    patlaw Filing Flight Plan

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    @denverpilot, it sounds like you're doing a total money makeover! :) (It works.)
     
  9. patlaw

    patlaw Filing Flight Plan

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    I'm on a 35 year hiatus, but I hope to be back in the cockpit in a couple of months. I passed my Third Class Medical with no problems. I'm going through ground school again voluntarily, and I need to locate a CFI with access to a 172 within reasonable driving distance. There is a somewhat local club that is run extremely well, but they have a waiting list because of a shortage of CFIs.
     
  10. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Already in baby step 7. ;)

    We did it before we knew who Dave was though. Would have been done a lot sooner if we had.
     
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  11. patlaw

    patlaw Filing Flight Plan

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    Bumping this thread, it seems like I'm having some second thoughts about seriously flying again. The cost to fly is so much higher than it was before that it's a little hard for me to justify flying as a hobby. Do any other rusty pilots get cold feet along the way?
     
  12. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Nope. But yes, it ain't cheap. You might ask around at the airport for partnerships, clubs, etc.
     
  13. robert lomax

    robert lomax Ejection Handle Pulled

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    just bought 6329R 66 PA 28 Im a plane owner mpg
    Yes,,,

    i flew from 1978 to 89,, then quit.
    thought about it from time to time,, then,,
    I took a Rusty pilot seminar from AOPA, 2 years ago.
    this manch i drove 600 mi to look at a cherokee,, i bought it.
    in june i got back there and flew it home,, my landings suck.
    ive gone for 2, 1 hr flights since then, i still havent bent anything.
    this may be all the pilot i will ever again be,, but i own a plane, its 8 mi away, sometimes i go out just to sit in it,
    or do a taxi test,, but if i really do want to,, i can fire it up and fly it where ever i damn well please.
    i hope i dont bend anything...
     
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