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Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper  
User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1560 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Get out your buffers, because I'm ready to gloss.

October 5th I received my Commercial Multi-engine Land rating while in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I call it the $45,000 dollar piece of paper because I can do absolutely NOTHING with it until I get more time.

Well, onto the CFI!


It is always darkest before the sun comes up.
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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Er, congratulations?  Wink

Still, even if it isn't a winning lottery ticket, at least it's a feather in your cap...



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Oh yeah?

I have four pieces of paper worth about $125,000:

CPL and associated ratings
BS
BA
MA

For an average of roughly $31,250 sheet of paper/plastic.

Go me ... ?  Yeah sure



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20246 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Congratulations!

(filler filler filler)


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2432 times:



Quoting UAL777 (Thread starter):
I call it the $45,000 dollar piece of paper because I can do absolutely NOTHING with it until I get more time.

..and just think of how much less it could have cost elsewhere.


User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Best of luck! ......................................................


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2386 times:



Quoting UAL777 (Thread starter):
I call it the $45,000 dollar piece of paper because I can do absolutely NOTHING with it until I get more time.



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 2):
I have four pieces of paper worth about $125,000:

Are you guys looking for a loan shark, because I hope you're not in debt that much? Anyways Congrats..


User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1560 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2354 times:



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 2):


For an average of roughly $31,250 sheet of paper/plastic

LOL I call it the "piece of paper" because of course I don't have the flight time for any commercial job. BS degree will be finished this semester though.

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 4):

..and just think of how much less it could have cost elsewhere.

I don't know where, and according to some other guys I got a bargain  Wow!



It is always darkest before the sun comes up.
User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2320 times:

I am at the other end of the paper collection. Starting my (JAR) PPL next week.


Can i have a photocopy? Big grin


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Heartiest congrats man!!

Quoting UAL777 (Reply 7):
Quoting Flight152 (Reply 4):

..and just think of how much less it could have cost elsewhere.

I don't know where, and according to some other guys I got a bargain Wow!

For ERAU, I think I'd tend to agree based on my impression. So you got Multi-Comm, which I recently was surprised to find out does not qualify you to exercise commercial privileges in a single engine airplane.

Though since you have commercial now, some skydiving places etc can be a possibility, or so I hear. But yeah CFI is probably the best route, the one hopefully I'll be on by (fingers crossed) December sometime when I get my single-engine comm hopefully.

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 8):
Can i have a photocopy? Big grin

 rotfl 
How come I never thought of that.


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2278 times:



Quoting Flight152 (Reply 4):
..and just think of how much less it could have cost elsewhere.

Well there was my good laugh for the day.



The Ohio Player
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2238 times:



Quoting UAL777 (Thread starter):
I can do absolutely NOTHING with it until I get more time.

Not quite true. You can use it to pick up chicks...  duck 

Seriously though, congrats!! I really envy you as I haven't touched the controls of an aircraft since May 2006. Had I been able to continue my flight training, I'd probably be furloughed by now.  eyebrow 


User currently offlineUal777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1560 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2229 times:



Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 9):

For ERAU, I think I'd tend to agree based on my impression. So you got Multi-Comm, which I recently was surprised to find out does not qualify you to exercise commercial privileges in a single engine airplane.

Though since you have commercial now, some skydiving places etc can be a possibility, or so I hear. But yeah CFI is probably the best route, the one hopefully I'll be on by (fingers crossed) December sometime when I get my single-engine comm hopefully.

I go to an extended campus location for ERAU and fly at the local FBO. I should have the single Comm and CFI by the second week of December.



It is always darkest before the sun comes up.
User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2127 times:



Quoting Ual777 (Reply 12):
I go to an extended campus location for ERAU and fly at the local FBO.

Okay now it makes sense.

Quoting Ual777 (Reply 12):
I should have the single Comm and CFI by the second week of December.

Nice, I might put the multi off until I get working somewhere. And should the place you work for have a multi a/c, you can always get a good deal. At the same time, since I one is 'in the flow' so to speak if I have enough $$ to spare towards the end, I might go ahead and get that too. Good luck.


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