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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by PlatinumCouch » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm

I can fly, I'm a pilot

IERW class 88-11 U.S. Army

Many, many hours and many years later, I am an Instructor at FlightSafety International.
I carry, not because I hate what is in front of me, but because I love what is behind me.

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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by DocV » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:46 pm

Take a discovery flight then go get your medical.

AOPA has some resources:
https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/learn-to-fly
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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by OneGun » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:07 pm

LDP wrote:
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OneGun wrote:
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Post by Tex1961 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:30 pm

I am the uninformed speaking the unknown.... But I had read somewhere recently that the average cost between lessons, materials and flight time averaged around 10k to get your basic license.... I can't verify any of that, but was just curious if that was about right.
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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by LDP » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:59 pm

Tex1961 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:30 pm
I am the uninformed speaking the unknown.... But I had read somewhere recently that the average cost between lessons, materials and flight time averaged around 10k to get your basic license.... I can't verify any of that, but was just curious if that was about right.
It highly depends on your speed of learning, your school's greed and your start-up capital.
You can easily cut the cost to a fraction if you can train in your own aircraft with a freelance CFI.
That way, you could get your PPL and IR for below your quoted cost if you do it right.
However, I am not saying that it is achievable by everyone, just as a disclaimer.

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Post by Mel » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:08 pm

Been flying since 1967. Wife got her license in 1985. Built 8 airplanes. Issued Airworthiness Certificates to over 950. Owned my own private airport since 1990.

Yep; We're Pilots!
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:40 pm

PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot

IERW class 88-11 U.S. Army

Many, many hours and many years later, I am an Instructor at FlightSafety International.
For the uninitiated ignorati such as myself, can you please translate that into English? :mrgreen:
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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by PlatinumCouch » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:40 pm
PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot

IERW class 88-11 U.S. Army

Many, many hours and many years later, I am an Instructor at FlightSafety International.
For the uninitiated ignorati such as myself, can you please translate that into English? :mrgreen:
Sure, Sorry about the acronyms.
IERW = Initial Entry RotaryWIng (Helicopters). Class #88-11= 11th class of the year 1988
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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:04 pm

PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:40 pm
PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot

IERW class 88-11 U.S. Army

Many, many hours and many years later, I am an Instructor at FlightSafety International.
For the uninitiated ignorati such as myself, can you please translate that into English? :mrgreen:
Sure, Sorry about the acronyms.
IERW = Initial Entry RotaryWIng (Helicopters). Class #88-11= 11th class of the year 1988
No problem. Thanks! What does the "initial entry" part mean? My neighbor across the street flew dust off Hueys in Vietnam, and then was a flight instructor in the Army. He later flew for the DEA for a while. He ended up as a flight instructor at Bell, which sent him overseas to instruct the rotary pilots of client militaries in other countries. He lived and taught in Iran for a while before the Shah was deposed. Interesting guy.

We were talking about suppressors one day because he’d asked me about them, and I was telling him how suppressors don’t eliminated the supersonic crack of rifle bullets. I asked him—since he’d been under fire before—if he remembered the sound of that crack. He said the only sound he remembered was the wet slap a bullet makes when it hits one of his crewmen. He didn’t want to talk about that anymore, so I left it alone.
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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by John Galt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:27 pm

Yes, and owned a flight school and airport years ago.

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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by PlatinumCouch » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:35 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:04 pm
PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:40 pm
PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot

IERW class 88-11 U.S. Army

Many, many hours and many years later, I am an Instructor at FlightSafety International.
For the uninitiated ignorati such as myself, can you please translate that into English? :mrgreen:
Sure, Sorry about the acronyms.
IERW = Initial Entry RotaryWIng (Helicopters). Class #88-11= 11th class of the year 1988
No problem. Thanks! What does the "initial entry" part mean? My neighbor across the street flew dust off Hueys in Vietnam, and then was a flight instructor in the Army. He later flew for the DEA for a while. He ended up as a flight instructor at Bell, which sent him overseas to instruct the rotary pilots of client militaries in other countries. He lived and taught in Iran for a while before the Shah was deposed. Interesting guy.




We were talking about suppressors one day because he’d asked me about them, and I was telling him how suppressors don’t eliminated the supersonic crack of rifle bullets. I asked him—since he’d been under fire before—if he remembered the sound of that crack. He said the only sound he remembered was the wet slap a bullet makes when it hits one of his crewmen. He didn’t want to talk about that anymore, so I left it alone.

I understand completely...

"Initial Entry" is meant as Initial Flight Training (Training a non-pilot to be a pilot) Everything after Initial Flight Training would be considered Transition (I.E. learning a different aircraft type) or Upgrade (I.E. Training to be an Instructor Pilot or Maintenance Test Pilot etc.)
I flew AH-1 Cobra's and AH-64 Apaches during my time in the Military.

All Army Flight Training (with a few exceptions) is done at Ft. Rucker Alabama (better know as "Mother Rucker"). Back in the Vietnam days Flight Training was also conducted at Ft. Wolters Texas.

Flying has been a Great Career thus far except for Army deployments to places where people don't like us so much.
After the Army I did 15 years as an Civilian "AirMedical" pilot before I arrived at "FlightSafety" as a Flight Instructor.
I carry, not because I hate what is in front of me, but because I love what is behind me.


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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by LDP » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:37 pm

PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Sorry about the acronyms.
Hey, if he wants to be a pilot, he better learn fast.
Maybe the Pilot Acronym Song is a good place to start! :mrgreen: :biggrinjester: :smilelol5:


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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by AndyC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:39 pm

PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot
I betcha that was referencing this:

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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by LDP » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 pm

AndyC wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:39 pm
PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot
I betcha that was referencing this:
Whoa, completely forgot about that one! And the movie reference didn't click until you pointed it out. :thumbsup:

Thanks! Now you revived a bad movie memory in my head. Gotta get it out. Need to use quotes from other bad movies. :banghead: "I have the need ..."

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Re: Any pilots in here?

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Post by PlatinumCouch » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:54 pm

AndyC wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:39 pm
PlatinumCouch wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I can fly, I'm a pilot
I betcha that was referencing this:

You Got It Andy!
I was hoping someone would ! :lol:
I carry, not because I hate what is in front of me, but because I love what is behind me.

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