Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3412 times:
This is not really intended for the professionals out there, unless you've flown something you wouldn't normally fly. Most of the GA pilots will have only flown in something small but occasionally you get the oportunity for something really exciting like a military fighter or even an exec jet.
I've taken control in a RAF VC10 on a couple of occasions, the best being a complete circuit at 3000ft down to 400ft and a go-around. I always think that they would have let me land it if it wasn't for the 30 knot cross wind (fat chance really with just 50 hours on the clock in a 152 but I can always dream).
Lets hear what you've done and make us all jealous.
707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
Well, for the moment, I've only flown 2 aircrafts. A Robin DR400 for a 20 minutes discovery flight a few weeks ago, but I'm actually one of the youngest ATR72 pilots, having piloted one at the tender age of 15.
No, it was not no a simulator.
It was a real ATR, with real pax, on a real commercial flight.
Ah, damnit, it was just a course change on AP during a cockpit visit.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6483 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3149 times:
I have flown a PA-31-350, sort of. Susan tells me that I would have crashed and killed us both if she weren't on the pedals. About killed me anyway because I am not a born pilot. I can fly a 172 just fine (I think) but I really don't care much anymore for flying.
I always thought I would work until I died. I find that I am ready to not work anymore.