What age did you...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Mtns2Skies, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Mtns2Skies

    Mtns2Skies Administrator Management Council Member

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    How old were you when you hit your aviation Milestones?

    Solo - 16
    PPL - 17
    IR - 24
    Comm - 18
    MEL - 25
    SES - 25 (in progress)
    CFI - 26 (hopefully, still TBD)
    Purchased plane - 23

    Trying to see how the rest of PoA stacks up rather than a generic "how old are you" Thread.
     
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  2. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    All numbers for me are >28.
     
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  3. Jeff Oslick

    Jeff Oslick En-Route

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  4. Bob Noel

    Bob Noel Touchdown! Greaser!

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  5. mondtster

    mondtster En-Route

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    Multi - 33
    A&P - 33
    CFI - 35
    CFII - 35
    MEI - 35
    SES - 36

    I bought my first airplane when I was 30. Personally owned 6 or 7 since then, not including the ones owned in business deals.
     
  6. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking

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    solo 14, (1954) license 16 (1956)
     
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  7. schmookeeg

    schmookeeg Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    Interesting.

    I bought the plane I solo'ed in, so plane purchase was my first milestone.

    Plane - 26
    Solo - 27
    Private - 27
    First and hopefully only off-airport landing - 29
    Complex/High-Performance - 31
    Instrument - 32
    Commercial - 33
    Multi - 33
    CFI - 34
    Turbine - 40
    A&P - 42

    Jeez, time flies when you're having fun and burning cash in a plane-shaped bonfire. :D
     
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  8. midwestpa24

    midwestpa24 En-Route

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    Solo - 17
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    Instrument - 33
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    Multi - 34
    CFI - 35
    CFII - 36

    Purchased plane - 34
     
  9. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    Austin beat me by one year. I was 24 when I bought the Aztec. :)
     
  10. Mtns2Skies

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    Yeah but you bought two engines and I only managed enough for one :)
     
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  11. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    I barely managed enough for two.

    I'm still barely managing enough for two, it's just that the two keep on getting bigger so that I maintain that same level of "barely enough". :)
     
  12. NHWannabe

    NHWannabe Line Up and Wait

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  13. Everskyward

    Everskyward Experimenter

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    Solo - 19
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    Instrument, Commercial, CFI (SE, ME, and IR) - 20s
    Multi, Helicopter add-on (Private and Commercial), Helicopter CFI - 30s
    ATP , LR-JET, HS-125 - 40s
    CE-680 - 51
     
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  14. Mtns2Skies

    Mtns2Skies Administrator Management Council Member

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    What?!?! I never knew that about you.
     
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    Everskyward Experimenter

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    A little detour on the career path. ;)

    I never did take the straight road.
     
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    Dana Pattern Altitude

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    purchased first biplane-55

    My priorities are a bit different... :goofy:
     
  17. MtPJimB

    MtPJimB Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Airstrip Home with backyard hangar - 56
    Purchased 1st airplane - 60
    Late bloomer!
     
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    Still don't own an airplane, so this thread bums me out!

    Solo - 16
    Private - 17
    IR, Comm, CFI/II/MEI - early 20s
    First turbine job - 25
    ATP/first type - 27
    SES - 40*


    *somewhere that year (2018) I crossed 10,000 hours - it's not something I'd ordinarily care much about, but it gave me the same sort of OCD-like satisfaction as watching the odometer on a car tick over 100,000 miles. And now that I'm in my early 40s, I'm starting to feel like a car with that sort of mileage too! :D
     
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  19. Bob Noel

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    It saves a lot of money to when you fly someone else's airplane.
     
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  20. jordane93

    jordane93 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    ATP/initial type - 22
    First airline - 22
    Legacy airline - 26
    Next rating/next time I touch a plane - :dunno: :eek2:
     
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  21. Velocity173

    Velocity173 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Solo-22
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    CTO-27
    COM/IR RW-30
    IR FW-38
    S70 type-46
    MEL-47

    Airplane purchase-34
     
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  22. Greenhead

    Greenhead Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Purchased 1st plane - 43
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  23. idahoflier

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  24. Omalley1537

    Omalley1537 Line Up and Wait

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    Late bloomer. Always wanted to learn to fly, grew up around airplanes, dad has his PPL. Ironically, very nearly meeting my demise at Reno in 2011 convinced me to go for it sooner rather than later, after a period of not wanting to see or think about airplanes (which was a huge deal for me after a lifetime of fascination with flight, particularly warbirds).
     
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    Velocity173 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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  30. Radar Contact

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    Comm - 19
    MEL - 19
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    MEI - 19
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    Purchased plane - 35 (way too late!)
     
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  31. GMascelli

    GMascelli En-Route PoA Supporter

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  32. NealRomeoGolf

    NealRomeoGolf Pattern Altitude

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    That's it so far. Need to do IR.
     
  33. masloki

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    CFI at 19! Wow.
     
  34. masloki

    masloki Line Up and Wait

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  35. Dave Theisen

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    IR Hopefully 49(working on it now)


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  37. Radar Contact

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    Two thoughts about that.
    1) I flew so much that year being in a car felt very strange.

    2) Zero chance I’d let one of my kids get instruction from a 19 year old.

    Many at 19 think (based on hard work and certificates in their wallets) that they are very qualified, myself included...in MY opinion, most don’t develop their adult brain until 25ish.
     
  38. timwinters

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    Bought my 1st airplane = 42
    Solo = after ^^^
    PPL = after ^^^
    IA = after ^^^
    2000 hour mark = after ^^^
    :cool:
     
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    Solo... 3 years ago today. 39
    Plane purchase a few months before that.
    PPL thankfully before 40
    IR.... er will see
     
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