hitower3
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Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:44 pm

Hello dear a.netters,

This is a question addressed to those of you who make a living from flying aircraft.
So, outside of your job, do you fly other aircraft for leisure? A Cessna 172, a glider, a Mustang?
Or is it rather the case that, given the many hours you already spend in the air, you would rather not want to see any winged machine in your free time?

Looking forward to your replies!
Hendric
 
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:32 pm

For me it’s Extra 300, every now and then...
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:40 pm

I sail a sailboat. That is a wing on its side does that count?
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:46 am

I own a small experimental airplane, although I don't fly it anymore. The exposure to liability, and serious injury is just too great anymore. And frankly, it isn't much fun at this point in my life. I only keep it because it was my fathers airplane. At some point in the near future, I'll sell it, or cut it up for scrap.
 
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:26 am

A driver, 3 wood, 4-9 iron, PW, 52 wedge, 56 wedge, 62 wedge, and putter.
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:42 pm

No flying outside my job. Can't afford it along with my other toys!

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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:36 am

Cessna Caravan on Wipline Amphib floats.
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:12 am

The season is just about to start... :D


And the Bucker on my profile picture will be in the air again in spring!
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:06 pm

We have one partner in a King Air for business travel and have started a rebuild on a classic single engine experimental homebuilt. Looking forward to retiring (again) in a few years and getting the relatively high performance sailplane I’ve long promised myself for my retirement hobby.
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hitower3
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Dear all,

Many thanks for your contributions. Looks like flying is addictive, even though you're spending quite some time behind the yoke during your job...

Best regards,
Hendric
 
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 pm

hitower3 wrote:
Dear all,

Many thanks for your contributions. Looks like flying is addictive, even though you're spending quite some time behind the yoke during your job...

Best regards,
Hendric


Flying an airliner is very different from flying for fun. I love the job but it is very structured. Nothing like getting in a small plane and going for a $100 burger. The hundreds of hours a year spent in the cockpit every year do not make flying for fun seem less attractive.

I don't fly anything on the side at the moment, though I'd love to try gliders and seaplanes at some point.
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:53 pm

I own and fly a PA-28-235. I love that plane but unfortunately it seems like there’s never enough time to fly as often as I’d like!
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Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:48 pm

Acey559 wrote:
I own and fly a PA-28-235. I love that plane but unfortunately it seems like there’s never enough time to fly as often as I’d like!


Dakotas are pretty cool planes. Probably the best NA piston at high DAs.
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