Any Pilots?

Discussion in 'Sports and Outdoors' started by wjdevans, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. wjdevans

    wjdevans Premium Member

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    Just curious how many other members like to spend your free time burning 100LL and soaring with the birds.
     
  2. Brent Heilman

    Brent Heilman Premium Member

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    I started on my pilots license years ago but only got so far as soloing. It got to be too expensive on my meager earnings back then and I stopped. Been missing it ever since.

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  3. MikeMay

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    I love to fly....get it from my mom I suppose. Dad always talked about her being a test pilot for a broom factory.
     
  4. JohnnyFlotsam

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    Not current, but I am a licensed pilot. Soloed in a (then) 50 year-old Taylorcraft, having sought out such a craft and an equally crusty old instructor to teach me.
     
  5. Txmason

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    pilots

    Would love to fly with you. I'm
    Not current but would enjoy having a flight club for masons. The closest airport for me is Lonestar Executive (KCXO) as I'm on Lake Conroe. Where are you? Come for a $100.00 hamburger and brotherly love! I would to add more time to my log I've got about 35.7 hours.

    Let me know. I know the Shrine has a flight group but not sure where they are based.

    Best
    Jerry
     
  6. kwilbourn

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    I've done a couple flights with my brother back when he was flight instructing (He's a commercial pilot now - Challenger 300). My dad's a retired Air Force pilot (and later commercial pilot - F-111 and various Bombardier commercial jets). Absolutely love flying in all its forms; wish I'd been able to keep taking lessons and gotten my license already, but I definitely will someday.
     
  7. flttrainer

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    I'm an active flight instructor. I've been instructing for ten years. Time flies when your having fun!

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  8. Bill Lins

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    Got my SEL ticket in '71 but no longer active- it got WAAAAAAAAY too expensive. :sad:
     
  9. flttrainer

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    Money makes an airplane fly. And lots of it!

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  10. wjdevans

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    I'm in Hallettsville (34R). I've had my ticket for about a year, but haven't logged as much time as I would like since then. I have a 1977 172 XP. It is a joy to fly with 195 hp fuel injected 6 cylinder and CS prop.

    Would love to hop over to Conroe when summer schedule calms down (3 young kiddos to keep occupied).

    Plane is going in for annual in a few weeks. Maybe head over after that.
     
  11. Brent Heilman

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    Well, all of this talk a while back about flying got me to thinking. I am now enrolled in an associate's degree program that will get me my private pilot ticket, commercial, and instrument. Working on finishing up ground school right now. Come January though I will finally be back in the air after a 17 year hiatus. I am really excited to get to it too.
     
  12. flttrainer

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    Great! The commercial is most people's favorite. Enjoy!

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  13. Brent Heilman

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    I'm really looking forward to getting started. First flight in a really long time will be next week.
     
  14. flttrainer

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    That's great brother. I'm fortunate to be able to fly every weekend giving instruction. It'll rekindle the flame for sure.

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  15. Brent Heilman

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    I know it will. It has just been there smoldering all these years. Eventually want to do the CFI thing later on.
     
  16. Rescue51

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    Well Brothers, in two years if anybody needs work on their airplanes look me up! I am going to TCC for my associates degree in Airframe maintnance and Avionics. I LOVE aviation and I also will have my Pilots licence someday.

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  17. Brent Heilman

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    Good luck. I thought about the A&P route too.
     

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