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Pilots - Who Was Your First Passenger?  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Hey,

All of us who have at least a PPL, have flown someone for the first time. I was just wondering, who was your first passenger? Mine was my best friend who is a plane nut like me. I wanted to be my father, but, he lives too far away from me  Smile

Cheers,

Vio


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User currently offlineTurnit56N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

My parents a week after I got my PPL. I was almost as nervous as they were.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

My mother and grandfather.

I'm particularly glad I had the opportunity to take my grandfather up, as just a few months later he developed a condition that he never recovered from. He held a PPL himself, which he received on October 29, 1949 (I know because I have his logbook).

Since the day of our flight, he hadn't flown in over 20 years. Needless to say, he was thoroughly impressed with the latest & greatest avionics; I too was impressed with how well he handled the craft after such a long break!

It's been over 2 years since he passed, and I still miss him. One thing's for certain though: That will never change!



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineEuclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Shucks, what a question. I got my PPL in 1989 and now, thinking back, I can for the life of me not remember the first flight I did with passengers, but I do suspect it would have been my dad. He did fly with me quite a lot back then. It would have been a great memory jogger if I could just look it up in my logbook, but my original logbook was stolen a few years ago when my car was broken into.  hissyfit 

No, I did not have copies of it and yes, I know it was stupid of me not to have kept copies.

Regards


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

MY first passengers were both my parents. We flew around Seattle out of BFI, and up to FHR.


From YVR
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

My Mommy and Daddy were my first passengers. The sad thing was, that I got my PPL in 1995, one day before I moved to Germany, so right after I finished my flight test, we drove down to YVR for my flight to AMS/DUS. So I never got to take them up until 1999. It was fun though, just did a 1 hour sight seeing flight around YLW and YVK.


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User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

My girlfriend at the time; we went up in a Beechcraft Musketeer and flew around above Sydney. She enjoyed it very much even though it was by far the smallest aircraft she'd ever been in.


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User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3741 times:

Well, Since the DPE is supposed to be an observer, not required flight crew.... Regardless of name, unless you are making illegal flights the DPE was the first passenger for each of us.  duck 

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 7):
Regardless of name, unless you are making illegal flights the DPE was the first passenger for each of us.

Not here buddy  Wink My part 141 end-of-course check was administered by an instructor with a check-airman authorization. HE acted as PIC for the duration of the flight, and the time was logged as dual-received.

My mother and grandfather, as I previously said, were my first passengers.



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

My mom, we flew down to MTH and I had to land in a freaking nasty cross wind.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 9):
My mom, we flew down to MTH and I had to land in a freaking nasty cross wind.

Yeah, Marathon's infamous for that. I had the *pleasure* during my comm'l long solo cross-country  biting 



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

My finacee from FMY flying around the local area and over Sanibel Island in a C172, many many moons ago!


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User currently offlineXjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Technically speaking, my DPE was my first passenger.

But the way the thread intended it, my buddy Dave was my first pax.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineJspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3679 times:

I took my parents up just a few days after getting my PPL. The sad thing is, with all the training and University I've been doing....I haven't had a chance to take anyone else up, and I got my PPL in August 04!

Jason


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

I've flown many times with other people in a skyhawk. But 99% of the time they were my friends; which all had or were working in their PPLs. The remaining 1% my parents and brother.

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

wow - I am amazed how many of you took your parents! My parents love flying on commercial jets, but they still don't even know I have a PPL. They wouldn't be able to have one night's sleep anymore, being scared something could happen to me!
I took my flatmate on my first flight without instructor. It was on a C152 shortly after I got my PPL...

Great thread, btw!

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineSkoorb From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

I lovingly refer to her as 'that bitch', though most know her as my ex-girlfriend...  Smile


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User currently offlineSaleem From Pakistan, joined Mar 2000, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

My Brother, Must be my parents if they could. My Mother is very afraid of Flying (specially on Ultralight), and my Father could not due to Health issues.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7529 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

I hope that all those above paid at least 50% for their flight time, otherwise the FAA might be after you  Wink atleast in the US anyway.


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
I hope that all those above paid at least 50% for their flight time, otherwise the FAA might be after you

Negative. §61.113(c) does not say that I have to pay 50%. However, it DOES say that I have to pay "not less than the pro rata share..."

I had two passengers onboard, so therefore I had to pay not less than my pro rata share of 33 1/3%.



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineJspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
I hope that all those above paid at least 50% for their flight time

I thought that, here in Canada at least, with you're PPL you were just not allowed to make any profit from you're flying. So if someone else wants to pay for the rental and fuel or whatever, that is ok. Is it any different if it's you're parents paying for it?

Jason


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Quoting Jspitfire (Reply 20):
I thought that, here in Canada at least, with you're PPL you were just not allowed to make any profit from you're flying. So if someone else wants to pay for the rental and fuel or whatever, that is ok. Is it any different if it's you're parents paying for it?

If you have your PPL in Canada, you are not allowed to receive compensation for your flying services. You can get someone to pay for the rental/fuel etc., but you are not allowed to receive money for yourself. You still may want to be careful about that though, just to be on the safe side. But bottom line is if your parents or friends want to fly around for an hour or so, just ask them for the money to pay for the rental and you're all set.



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User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Gosh this was a few years ago but it was my Dad and Sister.

They where both scared at the time, not sure if it was me, or the aircraft which made it worse! Lol

Kimb.


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