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Old December 30th 03, 03:01 AM
Charles Talleyrand
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I've always dreamed about buying a Citation or even a Malibu (after winning the lottery, of course). However it's obvious to me
that I'll fly around 100 hours a year, and not much more. I doubt I can stay a competent pilot flying a Citation solo for only 100
hours a year (I have no actual knowledge, just doubt).

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot? I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.

-Curious
-C.M.Talleyrand


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Old December 30th 03, 03:34 AM
H. Adam Stevens
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"Charles Talleyrand" wrote in message
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I've always dreamed about buying a Citation or even a Malibu (after

winning the lottery, of course). However it's obvious to me
that I'll fly around 100 hours a year, and not much more. I doubt I can

stay a competent pilot flying a Citation solo for only 100
hours a year (I have no actual knowledge, just doubt).

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot?

I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.

-Curious
-C.M.Talleyrand



I could go for another P Baron; Next a Lancair 4P Turboprop I think.
Now where was that extra money?
H.
CPA S&MEL IA
ex N502TB, BE58P


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Old December 30th 03, 05:26 AM
Ron Lee
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"Charles Talleyrand" wrote:

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot? I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.


You did not mention many relevant factors but consider the RV series
of homebuilts. If you need a 4 place the RV-10 was newly introduced.

Ron Lee
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Old December 30th 03, 10:59 AM
Skyking
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"Charles Talleyrand" wrote in message ...
I've always dreamed about buying a Citation or even a Malibu (after winning the lottery, of course). However it's obvious to me
that I'll fly around 100 hours a year, and not much more. I doubt I can stay a competent pilot flying a Citation solo for only 100
hours a year (I have no actual knowledge, just doubt).

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot? I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.

-Curious
-C.M.Talleyrand


A C-182 would probably be a good choice but go with a normal
aspirated model. It will serve you well and hold it's value.

Remember the plane is no safer than the pilot behind the controls.

Happy New Year,

Skyking
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Old December 30th 03, 02:32 PM
Steve Robertson
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Bonanza. Old ones if you're on a budget, newer ones if not. Easy to fly, fast, economical. Can you afford a twin? Then how 'bout a
Barron, Cessna 310, or a Piper Seneca II, III, or IV? Even a Piper Seminole if you don't need six seats. Easy to fly and fairly simple
systems. Sure, there are plenty of experimentals out there (Lancaire, RV series, etc.) that will outperform the factory planes. But who
built it?

Best regards,

Steve Robertson
N4732J 1967 Beechcraft Musketeer Super III

Charles Talleyrand wrote:

I've always dreamed about buying a Citation or even a Malibu (after winning the lottery, of course). However it's obvious to me
that I'll fly around 100 hours a year, and not much more. I doubt I can stay a competent pilot flying a Citation solo for only 100
hours a year (I have no actual knowledge, just doubt).

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot? I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.

-Curious
-C.M.Talleyrand


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Old December 30th 03, 02:34 PM
Bill Denton
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www.mooney.com

Fast and sexy!

"H. Adam Stevens" wrote in message
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"Charles Talleyrand" wrote in message
...
I've always dreamed about buying a Citation or even a Malibu (after

winning the lottery, of course). However it's obvious to me
that I'll fly around 100 hours a year, and not much more. I doubt I can

stay a competent pilot flying a Citation solo for only 100
hours a year (I have no actual knowledge, just doubt).

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot?

I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.

-Curious
-C.M.Talleyrand



I could go for another P Baron; Next a Lancair 4P Turboprop I think.
Now where was that extra money?
H.
CPA S&MEL IA
ex N502TB, BE58P




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Old December 30th 03, 11:23 PM
nuke
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Express 2000FT. http://www.express-aircraft.com/ It looks kinda like a
Cirrus (or maybe one should say a Cirrus looks kinda like an Express?)
Some numbers from their website:
-190 kt cruise
-53 kt Vso
-1800 nm range
-useful load is full fuel (140 USG) plus 4 x 180 lb people each with a 50 lb
suitcase (try that in a Cirrus)
-gear is always down

Of course you DO have to build it first!
nuke
"Charles Talleyrand" wrote in message
...
I've always dreamed about buying a Citation or even a Malibu (after

winning the lottery, of course). However it's obvious to me
that I'll fly around 100 hours a year, and not much more. I doubt I can

stay a competent pilot flying a Citation solo for only 100
hours a year (I have no actual knowledge, just doubt).

What's a good cross-country plane that safe for a 100 hour/year pilot?

I'm hoping for something faster and more exciting than a
C-182.

-Curious
-C.M.Talleyrand




 




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