TriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3116 times:
Who here is a pilot/pilot in training and describe what you do. Personally I am a pilot in training. I flew today, I got to takeoff maintain, turn, descend, and I did a little bit on approach. It was really great. I fly Cessa 172/182 out of Willoughby Lost Nation KLNN.
Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8347 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3033 times:
Currently working toward my PPL out of KLVK (Livermore Municipal) in Livermore, CA with professional ambitions.
Last flight was night VFR pattern work w/a minor emergency when neither my instructor or myself noticed that the flaps were stuck at 30 degrees on touch and go (the handle was broken, we thought they had retracted). Knew something was amiss when we rotated at 48 knots with no back pressure on my part and I immediately had to correct with strong forward pressure on the yoke to keep the nose from ballooning to a dangerous attitude (I had retrimmed for takeoff on the landing roll). Flew a tight pattern at 60 knots and negligible climb rate to get back to the field. Builds character eh
I fly a '79 C172N, '82 C172P and '97 C172R at my school.
[Edited 2004-11-04 01:00:09]
If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3006 times:
Private Pilot here, slowly working my way through intstrumen training. Unfortunately I haven't flown for quite awhile because I've been so busy and trying to save up some money, but can't wait to get back up in the air!
RDUBE90Pilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
I'm a Comm. Multi. Inst. rated pilot. I currently fly the King Air 90 & 200 series, Citation II & CJ and the Beechjet 400A & Hawker 800XP. The King Air's are my full time job while the others are on a contract basis. All are Part 91 gigs.
LimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2981 times:
I have my PPL with a Multi-engine rating and about 140 hours. I've logged hours in the PA28-161 and PA34-200T Seneca II. I'm currently in the middle of my IR training and soon after I get that, its on to my CPL!!
You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
JetBlue From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 394 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
Currently hold Private and Instrument ratings. About a week left until my commercial checkride, then I'll get started on CFI, and Multi after that. I'm based at a private flight school in SW Michigan, and will probably teach there for a year or so. Working for United Express/Air Wisconsin in South Bend, IN, hoping that may help me with the whole "foot in the door" thing.
We know for you it's not just a seat on a flight to a place. It's a seat on a flight to your life.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5648 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2936 times:
Private, Single Engine Land, Instrument Airplane.
I like to fly for fun, my wife finds us "fly-to" destinations. Most frequent planes: Bonanzas (club has three, a C33 [alright, that's a Debonair, but with 300 hp and the speeds that gives, controllers always promote me to Bonanza], an F33 and an A36; a C177RG and a PA28-180.
Flying ain't cheap, but I like to point out that it is less costly than psychotherapy, and a heckuva lot more effective.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
Been lazy/busy...workin on PPL, then starting in January (when I move back home), starting on Instrument and Commercial and Multi after sometime. I'll probably stop there, as I am hoping for a pilot slot in the Air National Guard, and they'll give me all the training/hours I could ever want.
: Just short of my GFPT with about 32hrs on PA28s - plan to go through to CPL. BD1959
: Commercial Multi and CFI (Instrument) Single. Worked at a flight school in Hollywood North Perry (KHWO), but will move back to Costa Rica soon.
: I have about 10 hours but decided breaking my neck and becoming a quadriplegic sounded like an excellent chapter to add to my life plan instead. So, I
: Commercial Multi with an instrument rating. I'm trying to get the single add-on finished up but mother nature needs to help me with that. For now I on
: ERAU student @ KPRC, currently working on my PPL, ultimate goal is to get a ATP certificate and B.S. in Aeronautical Science. Tomorrow I get to fly do
: Just started training not too long ago, flying the PA-28.
: I've got a PPL, 60hrs and just did the first of my night cross countries towards my night rating this evening. I fly C152's and C172's out of Boundar
: I have my PPL, and currently working towards my JAA fATPL tickets (ME CPL/IR MCC plus my FI(R) rating)
: ATP. Ex-TWA. Lucky to have gotten a good corporate job. Take the time to enjoy your flight training. I was in such a hurry to get my ratings and fly b
: I have my Private Pilot certificate with Instrument Rating. I should be taking my multi and single engine commercial checkride within the next five we