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Flying In A Cessna.  
User currently offlineAdair From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Just a quick question. I will be taking an introductory flight tommorow at a flight school and was wondering what I should expect of my experience on a Cessna. I have never been on one and was wondering how the flight will differ from a jet. Obviously you fly lower etc. I am wondering more about the feeling etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineZiggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Flying in a small aircraft is a whole world different. My first time I was scared, but after a few times I really grew to enjoy it. I was scared that I would fall right through the floor or the engine would quit. But after finding out about the aircraft and how it flies that silenced my fears.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

The noise level will surprise you the first time.

User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5842 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

A cessna is a good way to build time. depending on the model you start in, it can be very tame, to a "bully" of sorts.

I like them mainly becuase the 152 and 172 models are low cost to operate, are very reliable, and can make a bad landing something of a non-event (there are exceptions!)

Also, find a good instructor, as that person will be the key to how good of a pilot you become.


gs

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User currently offlineRushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Hey dude,
I did my TIF (Trail instructional Flight) a few weeks ago and have had a few lessons since, and i tell you that it is absolutely awesome! you feel everything which is scary at first but then you get used to it and its the best! I fly in a Piper Warrier but im guessing its the same in the cessna.. have fun mate!



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User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

It definitely is way different from a jet the first time I flew in a Cessna 172. First of all the accomodations are a bit lacking to say the least. It sure is tight fit. Next, the prop is really loud, even when you are wearing a set of headsets. The weirdest part for me was on takeoff. It felt as if the plane was being pulled up by some ropes on each wing as we rotated. It was almost a floating kind of feeling, but still cool none the less. Another thing that felt a little odd was being in the air for like 5 minutes and looking back and still seeing the runway behind us. I was a bit apprehensive at first but now I love it. In fact I can fly non rev yet I fly more in my friends Cessna 172 than I do any commerical jets.

You'll love it......enjoy!


User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1431 times:


I am in a C152 at the moment, and soon to be converting to a C172RG. The first few times you might feel a little sick, but don't let that put you off you will get the hang of it sooner or later. I think I have around 40 hours now, 10 hours of that is solo command time. From memory the average flight here in Perth, Western Australia cost me around $150/hour with an instructor, which is $75 US.

Can anyone who does the same type of lessons as above give me a cost of it in the US/hour?


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

I haven't been in a Cessna but in a Piper. For the first time I really felt that I was flying. It was a completely new feeling, wonderful Smile.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1421 times:


Aduum,

I am flying dual today in a 152 and it is $78.00 an hour.. 172 would be $97.00 an hour.

Mark


User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1418 times:



Ahh ok thanks Markk, so it is around the same then. Yeah cause people from Oxford University come to train over here, and also some Algerian airline sent over its flight engineers to be fully trained commercial pilots within 3 months, as it was cheaper than giving them redundancies. Due to the WTC event, the federal police have actually questioned and warned the club to be on the look out or something or so the papers say.

Due to all of these foreginers coming here to train, I thought it must have been one of the cheapest places to fly, but the other advantage must be the great weather.


User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

I just love being in a C150/152, flying around and just messing around!(  Smile ) You can just make the plane do what ever you want! It kinda feels more like you're bouncing and putt-putting around versus blasting/cruiseing around in an airliner.

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Flying in small airplanes is like a high (no pun intended). Especially when you take your first solo flight. When you lift off on your first solo takeoff, the rush you get is like no other. Flying GA airplanes is awesome, just awesome. The best part is, you feel like you're flying the airplane instead of the airplane flying you. See the post in Tech (I think) about the 152 vs. 172 to learn more.

User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Having over 50 hours in the C152 I can tell you that this plane is just great! The feeling that COboeing777 happens usually when you are taking off in crosswind even at a slight angle, it surprised me the first time too. The Cessnas (I'm talking here about the 152 and 172 - i don't know about the others) are very robust plane and quite performant for their class of aircraft. The only 'problem' is the tightness of the cockpit, but you get use to it.

Nicolas


User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 695 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Very easy to fly, very forgiving. I'm flying my first solo Monday here at SIUC in one. I like 'em alot.


Go Cubs!
User currently offlineNiteRider30 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

I fly 172s here at CMSU, and it is just incredible. I love it! It really is an incredible rush when you first get in the air on one of these. It'll be a few weeks before I solo, but I can't wait. Good luck to ya!

NiteRider30


User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

I've flown the 152, 172 and 182RG and prefer any Piper to the Cessnas. Pipers I've flown are the Tomahawk, Warrior, Archer, Dakota, Arrow, Cherokee Six and Seminole and really enjoyed my hours in the Arrow and Six most of all.

Jeff

User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Question- Do they do alot of considerable dropping and rising?

User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

When you are flying in turbulent conditions associated with different weather conditions, Yes... you will feel the "bumps", up/down drafts, wind shear and turbulence more pronounced than in a larger aircraft or jet.

Jeff

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