ual777
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Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:28 pm

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!
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planespotting
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:32 pm

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
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:32 pm

Er, congratulations?  Wink

Still, even if it isn't a winning lottery ticket, at least it's a feather in your cap...
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:45 pm

Congratulations!

(filler filler filler)
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:15 pm



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.
 
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:14 pm

Best of luck! ......................................................
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:16 pm



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..
 
ual777
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:00 pm



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!
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Rj111
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:03 am

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


Can i have a photocopy? Big grin
 
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:31 am



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.
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:22 am



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 
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ual777
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:57 am



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.
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bravo45
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RE: Self-Gloss Thread: The $45,000 Dollar Paper

Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:20 am



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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