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Old April 13th 06, 07:07 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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Captain Ken wrote:
I know what you mean, - GO FOR IT - good luck, have a ball!


The OP asking us if he should learn how to fly is like asking a dog if
it's hungry. G


Good luck, and keep us up to date.
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Old April 13th 06, 10:59 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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"Peter Duniho" wrote in message
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"Sammy" wrote in message
Presumably, the additional hours would be hours he'd fly anyway as a pilot.
... But a person getting a pilot certificate is presumably intending to spend
money flying, even after they get the certificate. So general-purpose hours
required for an advanced rating aren't really part of the cost of the rating;
they are just a consequence of flying.

Bingo! Give that guy a prize. That is exactly correct, and that is one
reason why I am not shy about paying for dual on a fairly regular basis, even
though I am not working on any particular rating. The hourly price of a CFI is
only a fraction of the hourly cost of the plane, which I would be flying around
in anyhow.

Vaughn


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Old April 13th 06, 11:00 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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HarDeeHarHar wrote:
I want to do it because it's something that I can be proud of, something I
accomplished.
And all for the price of a new SUV....which will turn to rust in 10 years...



Then, by all means GO FOR IT! I too intend to work through and get my
commercial (US) and then my CFI. With my proposed schedule it'd be just
about retirement time for me and would give me part time job AND let me
share aviation.

Good Luck!!
Chris
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Old April 14th 06, 12:46 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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Get your private licence, not your rec(if that is what you are thinking)
but get your rec signed off when you qualify for it. Go right into your
night rating. If you like it still go four your commercial. It keeps you
working towards something. Or just fly. You can buy time on various
planes and people are looking for partners in 172's and such.

Have you looked into Burlington?

John

(Mmmmm, Jeannie.....)



HarDeeHarHar wrote:
I'm 48, and time to have me som fun...
Been flying as a passenger since I was 8 months, have had 102 flights on
commercial flights that I can recall ...
Have flown Schweizer 232 sailplanes, and Cessna 172's (not take off or
landings.)
Have played with MS Flight Sim since 1995, and probably have logged over 400
hours of flight on that game....the new ATC versions make it more fun.

I understand flight theory and dynamics, and have felt at home and at ease
while behind the yoke or stick while in the 172 and 232's.

So I looked at flight training, and here west of Toronto at the Guelph
airport, it's about $4500 allowing me to carry one passenger, $7500 to carry
multiple passengers, or $8500 (plus 200 hrs @ $125/hr) for commercial
pilot...(all in Canadian $$$)

So I have time, might as well go for the commercial licence, and have me
some fun...not that it will get me a job by the time I'm done (I'll be 51 -
52 by my training timeline).

Never too late, and since having sex with Jeannie (Barbara Eden) is out of
the question (Hey, she's still hot for 72), I might as well fulfill anpother
dream, eh?



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Old April 14th 06, 01:00 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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HarDeeHarHar wrote:
I'm 48, and time to have me som fun...
Been flying as a passenger since I was 8 months, have had 102 flights on
commercial flights that I can recall ...
Have flown Schweizer 232 sailplanes, and Cessna 172's (not take off or
landings.)
Have played with MS Flight Sim since 1995, and probably have logged over 400
hours of flight on that game....the new ATC versions make it more fun.

I understand flight theory and dynamics, and have felt at home and at ease
while behind the yoke or stick while in the 172 and 232's.

So I looked at flight training, and here west of Toronto at the Guelph
airport, it's about $4500 allowing me to carry one passenger, $7500 to carry
multiple passengers, or $8500 (plus 200 hrs @ $125/hr) for commercial
pilot...(all in Canadian $$$)

So I have time, might as well go for the commercial licence, and have me
some fun...not that it will get me a job by the time I'm done (I'll be 51 -
52 by my training timeline).

Never too late, and since having sex with Jeannie (Barbara Eden) is out of
the question (Hey, she's still hot for 72), I might as well fulfill anpother
dream, eh?


go for it!!! for the personla satisfaction... if for nothing else!

have you seen the photographic industry lately!?! I have a career change
on the cards... been flying FS since the commodore 64 and wire frame
models..... think it's about time to start something.

Whent up in a glider at Lilydale (australia) flew a good chunk of the
time.... got a taste!

kosh
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Old April 14th 06, 03:09 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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You need to get yourself an intercom with an ISOlate switch...

"Jarod (the puppy)" wrote in
news
snip
They NAG at you and say some of the most stupid things at the most
un-appropriate times.

When you are listening to ATC and they are talking over then you
nearly want to throw them out - because you told them before you took
off to shut up when ATC is talking.

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Old April 14th 06, 03:31 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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Go for it. Lots of good advice for you to read here, but based on your
post, you're doing this for the "dream factor" not the rational factor. I,
too, played with MSFS for a long time. There really is no comparison. It's
kind of like flipping through Playboy versus having sex... the same interest
in mind, but the end results are, well, different.

The important thing is to get started. You can decide along the way if you
want to go commercial, add ratings, whatever. Just get started. That is
the important thing. You won't regret it.


"HarDeeHarHar" wrote in message
.. .
I'm 48, and time to have me som fun...
Been flying as a passenger since I was 8 months, have had 102 flights on
commercial flights that I can recall ...
Have flown Schweizer 232 sailplanes, and Cessna 172's (not take off or
landings.)
Have played with MS Flight Sim since 1995, and probably have logged over
400 hours of flight on that game....the new ATC versions make it more fun.

I understand flight theory and dynamics, and have felt at home and at ease
while behind the yoke or stick while in the 172 and 232's.

So I looked at flight training, and here west of Toronto at the Guelph
airport, it's about $4500 allowing me to carry one passenger, $7500 to
carry multiple passengers, or $8500 (plus 200 hrs @ $125/hr) for
commercial pilot...(all in Canadian $$$)

So I have time, might as well go for the commercial licence, and have me
some fun...not that it will get me a job by the time I'm done (I'll be
51 - 52 by my training timeline).

Never too late, and since having sex with Jeannie (Barbara Eden) is out of
the question (Hey, she's still hot for 72), I might as well fulfill
anpother dream, eh?



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Old April 14th 06, 07:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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"Jase Vanover" wrote in message
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Go for it. Lots of good advice for you to read here, but based on your
post, you're doing this for the "dream factor" not the rational factor.
I, too, played with MSFS for a long time. There really is no comparison.
It's kind of like flipping through Playboy versus having sex... the same
interest in mind, but the end results are, well, different.

You mean real people actually have real sex? ;-)
Crash Lander


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Old April 14th 06, 08:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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"Jase Vanover"
I, too, played with MSFS for a long time. There really is no comparison.

It's
kind of like flipping through Playboy versus having sex...


Na... I'd say it was more like having sex with a rubber blow up doll vs. the
real thing.


:-)

Dallas


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Old April 14th 06, 08:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
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"Crash Lander"
You mean real people actually have real sex? ;-)


Single ones do.


:-)

Dallas


 




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