How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 9:47 am

I am learning to fly out of John Wayne airport. I have around 20 hours and will be soloing in march when I turn 16. I can not wait. I was wondering who else flies in this forum? How many hours and what rating do you have?
Iain Holmes
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RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 9:52 am

I'm not licensed but have two friends who have their own planes and they've given me plenty of lessons. They are both airline pilots. I'll get my license as soon as I get out of college and have the time to keep my hours up.
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RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 10:15 am

I also fly. I have a VFR private pilot license. I've been flying for almost a decade and I have logged close to 300 hours. I have flown Cessna 152's and 172's.
Ben Soriano

RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 2:08 pm

khem khem.. let me see...

2nd class Aeronautical certificate, with 50-70 restriction.
logged 104.4 hours in Mi-8 + 0.2 in An-2 + 15.6 in Mi-2...
soloed in Mi-2.. flown Mi-8.

An-2 was pattern practice....
have a bit of experience in an-24 and -72.
never flown Tu-134, although would love to...


RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 2:10 pm

oh,I'm sorry- forgot.. ; )

Cheers, big ears!

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RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 2:18 pm

I plan to start taking lessons soon (once this Colorado winter is done) and to solo on my 16th birthday. I know a few people who are/want to take lessons. One of them has his own plane (a Navion Rangemaster I think) even though he is only 15, his dad is a Continental pilot that flies 737-800s out of Cleveland.
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RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 2:56 pm

I fly at Daytona Beach Intl. for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I have about 25 hours and am presently awaiting a stage check so I can solo. By next April, I expect to be instrument rated.
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RE: How many pilots?

Wed Nov 11, 1998 3:00 pm

By the way, I fly brand new C172s with less than 300 total hours on the Hobbs. their all equipped with GPSs. pretty nifty.
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RE: How many pilots?

Thu Nov 12, 1998 7:25 am

Hi Iain.

I have a private pilot licence with VFR rating.
I started out with the flying lessons in Jan 1992,
soloed after 15 hours in April and got my licence
in June-92 after 44 Hours.
So far I have logged 173 hours, I fly Piper PA 28.
I can assure You that when You solo for the first time You get an tremendous feeling of freedom.

Good luck with Your flying!!

Stefan Ottosson

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