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OT Are there any pilots here?

Just wondering if there are any pilots here?  Either just general aviation or commercial. I succesfully passed my checkride yesterday for private pilot. 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,332
    Congrats!  
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,756
    EGGjlmh said:
    Just wondering if there are any pilots here?  Either just general aviation or commercial. I succesfully passed my checkride yesterday for private pilot. 
    Nice! BIL is a CFI, we lost our free trainer when I had 31 hours behind the yoke. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Congrats!  I have a few hours in a Cessna and a Glider and thousands s of hours on RC planes 😆  Lots of fun.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 5,018
    Congrats!  I have a few hours in a Cessna and a Glider and thousands s of hours on RC planes 😆  Lots of fun.
    You sell your RC planes? I still have mine figuring I might get back into it some day
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 5,018
    Been thinking about selling though. Good market for them right now
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    edited January 9
    Congrats!  I have a few hours in a Cessna and a Glider and thousands s of hours on RC planes 😆  Lots of fun.
    You sell your RC planes? I still have mine figuring I might get back into it some day
    I still have my race plane (.40 size T-34 with a worked YS-91 tuned for 85% nitro), and a profile Hots.  Got rid of all my other planes.  My dad just off-loaded his entire collection.  They were worth nothing for many years, but you are correct the market has picked up a bit.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,278
    21. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,756
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 750
    cub22908 said:
    Congratulations!  Great accomplishment!  I'm sure there are a number of pilots here that will chime in.

    This is what I fly now:



    This is what I used to fly:  =)

    Thanks!

    Sweet plane!  I will be flying a Cessna 182. I still have to get my high performance endorsement to fly it. 

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 25,045
    EGGjlmh said:
    Just wondering if there are any pilots here?  Either just general aviation or commercial. I succesfully passed my checkride yesterday for private pilot. 
    Great goal and accomplishment right there.  Way to see it across the finish-line!
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • I feel like @lkapigian may not fly, though he has close friends who do. (Please correct me if I am wrong, Larry!)
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 750
    lousubcap said:
    EGGjlmh said:
    Just wondering if there are any pilots here?  Either just general aviation or commercial. I succesfully passed my checkride yesterday for private pilot. 
    Great goal and accomplishment right there.  Way to see it across the finish-line!
    Thank you!  Lots of time involved and of course $$$

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 750
    Congrats!  You're going to have a blast.

    I've been a pilot for 27+ years, but haven't flown in several years just being too busy and really no access.  It's not a pastime hobby--need to fly often and stay proficient.  I worked for 10+ yrs as a full time EMS, and part time traffic/news & NVG instructor pilot.  Also did 4-5 yrs of tours, instruction, aerial photography/survey, and charter work before that.  Commercial/instrument/CFI/CFII Helicopter, and private in Airplane SEL.....also went to college for my A&P/IA and keep that current.
    Wow, I knew you used to be a med helicopter pilot but I had no idea of everything else. I have found out how frustrating training can be, I don't want to do any more training until I take a break!

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • lentsboy007lentsboy007 Posts: 387
    Are you the guy I saw doing barrel rolls over southwest Indiana yesterday ? 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,313
      My dad just off-loaded his entire collection. 
    How about all his kites? Still got them? Jeeps and Jeep accessories too? Eggs?

    Your daddy-o just keeps his interests moving & shaken doesn't he? LOL
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • cub22908cub22908 Posts: 7
    EGGjlmh said: I don't want to do any more training until I take a break!
    Take a break for sure, you earned it.  But start on that instrument rating ASAP.  Of all the ratings I have done that is the greatest.  If you are going to fly an airplane as nice as a 182, you need an instrument ticket.  Sooner the better!

  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 750
    cub22908 said:
    EGGjlmh said: I don't want to do any more training until I take a break!
    Take a break for sure, you earned it.  But start on that instrument rating ASAP.  Of all the ratings I have done that is the greatest.  If you are going to fly an airplane as nice as a 182, you need an instrument ticket.  Sooner the better!

    Thank you. I'm not sure about the instrument rating yet. The 182 is currently VFR only. However, there is some discussion about making it an IFR plane....have to see what happens

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • CorvCorv Posts: 127
    Congratulations on the PPL!
    The 182 is a very good airplane, any year it was built. It'll carry a lot over a good range. Not the fastest plane in the sky but fast enough to get the job done, and it has better short field performance than most people use.
    I've been flying most of my adult life, but don't own a 182. Flown one, though.
    Somewhere on the Colorado Front Range
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,458
    I used to fly a 182RG, and got my private add on in a 177B.  I had time in Pipers, Mooneys, and Socatas......definitely the easiest the to fly, maintain, etc besides the Diamond Katana.  I've never flown a Cirrus, but hear they are awesome.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,530
    I feel like @lkapigian may not fly, though he has close friends who do. (Please correct me if I am wrong, Larry!)
    LoL , love my buddies king air 350 .. I can joke about it, but he is so overwhelming  gracious 


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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Saw this in the news today, thought of this thread.  This gentleman was having a really really bad day.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/10/plane-hit-by-train-california/9155052002/
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,595
    dmchicago said:
    21. 

    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,332
    Saw this in the news today, thought of this thread.  This gentleman was having a really really bad day.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/10/plane-hit-by-train-california/9155052002/
    You could also say he had a really really lucky day; kudos to the police!  
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Botch said:
    Saw this in the news today, thought of this thread.  This gentleman was having a really really bad day.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/10/plane-hit-by-train-california/9155052002/
    You could also say he had a really really lucky day; kudos to the police!  
    That is an excellent point.  Crashing a plane and getting hit by a train.  What a story.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,332
    "Trains, Planes and Ambulances".... 
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Botch said:
    "Trains, Planes and Ambulances".... 
    I laughed significantly harder than I probably should have.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
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