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Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by 1600 GROSSED_AZ, Nov 9, 2018.

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What age did you get your license?

  1. 16-20

    26.7%
  2. 20-25

    15.6%
  3. 25-30

    14.4%
  4. 30-40

    13.3%
  5. 40-50

    18.9%
  6. 50+

    11.1%
  1. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    Hey all, just saying hi! Currently a student pilot trying to get in the game..Any advice is welcomed..Living in Arizona!
     
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  2. Salty

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    A lot older than your highest option....
     
  3. SCCutler

    SCCutler Administrator Management Council Member

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    Me, too. I was 43, which may seem old to you, but sounds Very Young to me.
     
  4. Stingray Don

    Stingray Don Pattern Altitude

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    Ditto
     
  5. vman

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  6. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    Thanks for the reply guys , I added some more age options ..Still trying to get the hang of this.
     
  7. timwinters

    timwinters Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Always loved flying but understood the demands and commitment required to stay safe and alive. Thus, I waited until the kid was gone and career was on cruise control, relatively speaking, no more 80 hour weeks anyway.

    Not something to be taken lightly. Those who do tend to die. It's not like having a bass boat. You don't just put in in the shed until next year if you don't have time for it.
     
  8. N659HB

    N659HB Pattern Altitude

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    Started in my 20s... finished in my 50s!
     
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  9. jordane93

    jordane93 Final Approach

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  10. Stickman

    Stickman Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Started at 16, PPL on my 17th birthday. Forty years and 20K+ hours later I'm still at it.

    The most important thing is to stay focused and remember it isn't a race.
     
  11. Stickman

    Stickman Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Oh, welcome to POA from Alaska!:cheerswine:
     
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  12. mscard88

    mscard88 Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Welcome. Started at 26, got my PPC at 28. Life got in the way, you know, babies, priorities.
     
  13. lancie00

    lancie00 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I got mine at 19. Right at the end of my first semester of college. Which was like, forever ago.
     
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  14. kath

    kath Line Up and Wait

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    The day before my 30th birthday.
    (Best present ever!)
     
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  15. EppyGA

    EppyGA Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Got my Certificate at 57.
     
  16. Ryanb

    Ryanb Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Soloed at 16 and got my certificate at 17. I’ve been a chick magnet ever since.
     
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  17. tawood

    tawood Pattern Altitude

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    26...how old are you? (just wonderin')
     
  18. rtk11

    rtk11 Cleared for Takeoff

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    40-50 range for me. 'Cuz aviation ain't cheap.

    AZ is a pretty decent place for flying. Seems like there's an active pilots group there with a schedule of fly-ins. And weather mostly cooperates. Good luck with the training!
     
  19. CC268

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    I’m from Arizona too.
     
  20. Kenny Phillips

    Kenny Phillips Line Up and Wait

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    I started in my late teens (grew up near an airport, dad worked in aerospace), had a GF that wouldn't fly (in any plane of any size), so I stopped. Turned 40, bashed it out. Now have had another lapse (sold plane to buy my house) so I'm going at it for the third time, to finish instrument.
     
  21. Half Fast

    Half Fast En-Route

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    Got my ticket last year at age forty-sixteen. Or maybe I was thirty-twenty-six.
     
  22. Fearless Tower

    Fearless Tower Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Third generation AZ aviator here.

    Although I ended up breaking the chain and moved....
     
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  23. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    Just turned 24..Wanting to be at a major airline around 28-30 ish if I don’t mess around.
     
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  24. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    That’s awesome, what part?
     
  25. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    With the amount of people coming here from other states I don’t blame you!
     
  26. CC268

    CC268 Final Approach

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    I'm in North Scottsdale...Greyhawk area. Got my PPL out of KSDL. Have a Cherokee 140 with my dad hangared at KDVT. Got my Instrument in that and getting my Commercial right now at Westwind at KDVT.
     
  27. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    You must be a a cargo pilot? Those MD-11’s don’t mess around! I myself find cargo flying very appealing.
     
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  28. Stingray Don

    Stingray Don Pattern Altitude

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    Me too! Unfortunately, I seem to have the same pole as the ladies. :(
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  29. 1600 GROSSED_AZ

    1600 GROSSED_AZ Filing Flight Plan

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    I feel your pain on this one...
     
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  30. Fearless Tower

    Fearless Tower Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I actually left before Phoenix became popular. I would have been happy to stay, but I ended up pursuing a career at sea (merchant marine then Navy) which was kind of hard to do staying in AZ.

    I really do wish I could move back, but have yet to convince my wife that it’s a good idea. Having grown up in Tennessee, she’s not so crazy about living out west.

    But flying in the Southwest has always been my favorite place to fly.
     
  31. SkyDog58

    SkyDog58 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Well, I’d recommend going for ladies without poles.
     
  32. SkyDog58

    SkyDog58 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Same here. Took a 27 year break for silly life reasons and procrastination. Truly the biggest regret of my life.
     
  33. Stingray Don

    Stingray Don Pattern Altitude

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  34. pmanton

    pmanton Cleared for Takeoff

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    Hi from Salome, AZ
     
  35. Eric Stoltz

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    The day I turned 17. And welcome to the 'hood. Lake Hood, AK! PALH
     
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  36. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach

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    Whereabouts in AK?

    Solo at 16, PPL at 17, comm at 18, all on my birthdays. Started flying in AK at 19 and 5 years later am encroaching on 5k hours
     
  37. Stickman

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    I’m in Wasilla, Anderson Lake.
     
  38. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Welcome,21 through-the VA.
     
  39. BrianNC

    BrianNC Pattern Altitude

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    Started when I was 21, got it when I was 43. :)