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Flying A Cri Cri MC-15 For The First Time  
User currently offlineJawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6318 times:

How does one go about flying a Colombian Cri Cri MC-15 for the first time?

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What I mean is, even if you are an experienced pilot (for example in a Cessna 172 or larger aircraft), how can you practice for the highly unique flying experience in a Cri Cri? There is only one seat, so you can't learn from an instructor. There is probably no simulator. And I'm sure the handling characteristics of a Cri Cri are quite strange compared to other aircraft.

So how do you fly this thing for the first time without freaking out or crashing?

[Edited 2009-06-09 22:01:47]

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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 2019 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

Once you become good at flying smaller aircraft you will find it easier and easier to go between one type and the other. After a while, you can jump in any small airplane (read non-high performance) and if you know how the systems work, it should be a perfectly safe flight.

Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

That is actually a great aircraft. I could just back it outta my driveway, then turn right and before you know it i'm airborne. Then i'm sure it's small enough to land in any industrial like parking lot. And why stop there? might as well fold that baby up and put it in my pocket.

But in all seriousness, there are cheap aircraft like that, which are used for personal uses like sightseeing. And I don't think it's used for practice either, just personal use.

"The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all."
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