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Old 06-23-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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I enjoy boating night. Coming into a semi-busy harbor early in the morning recently I realized it was a lot like flying an IFR approach--the need to synthesize the data from a number of sources (MFD, radar, AIS, visual) and to keep your scan going.

I know there are a lot of sailors here. I suspect there are also a lot of pilots. Interesting how those two backgrounds overlap with the trawler world.

Anyone want to own up to being part of the flying community?

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I agee. There are definitely a lot of similarities.

My daily is an Airbus 320
I also tow gliders with a Pawnee and also fly gliders.
My dads plane is an RV7. Iím fortunate that he lets me fly it anytime I want. 155 kts on 8.5 gph, redline is 200 kts. All on 180 HP.
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Itís a pretty awesome job.
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Took enough flying lessons 45 years ago so that soloing was the next step.



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1. I couldn't afford the dollars to keep progressing at that time in my financial life.


2. I would probably kill myself since I have a sometimes drifting attention span.


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Old 06-23-2018, 04:59 PM   #11
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.....I realized it was a lot like flying.....
......until you have an engine failure.
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......until you have an engine failure.
At which point black smoke comes out from under the cowl, the plane goes into a steep dive with the pilot pulling as hard as he can on the yoke, and the Jericho Trumpets are screaming away as you auger into the ground. Or that's how it's done in the movies and on TV, at least.

I got a private ticket while in college, using the flying club's Cessna 150. $27/hr, wet. Couldn't beat that with a stick, even back then, as the FBO charged $32/hr for a (slightly) more modern 152. Haven't flown in 30 years, though. Kinda miss it.
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I enjoy boating night. Coming into a semi-busy harbor early in the morning recently I realized it was a lot like flying an IFR approach--the need to synthesize the data from a number of sources (MFD, radar, AIS, visual) and to keep your scan going.

I know there are a lot of sailors here. I suspect there are also a lot of pilots. Interesting how those two backgrounds overlap with the trawler world.

Anyone want to own up to being part of the flying community?

Dave
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Not me....
but.....
Pic is of my shop foreman buzzing me a couple of hours ago in one of our hay fields so low that I could have high fived him thru the window.

For those that might appreciate it, this is a classic and well cared for 170A that he does most of the work on himself to include this past long cold Winter of buffing (zoom in) and powertrain major.
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My grandfather flew crop dusters in Southern Louisiana until he was 72 or 73. He flew right up until he fell ill and passed away. He was the oldest flying crop duster in the state. I was lucky enough to fly with him (in a single seat cockpit no less) once or twice as a teenager.

I've always dreamed of having my license, but I've never been able to afford it.
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Not me....
but.....
Pic is of my shop foreman buzzing me a couple of hours ago in one of our hay fields so low that I could have high fived him thru the window.

For those that might appreciate it, this is a classic and well cared for 170A that he does most of the work on himself to include this past long cold Winter of buffing (zoom in) and powertrain major.
I sure do. My dad had a 1953 Cessna 170B that I started flying with him when I was 12. I soloed that plane on my 16th birthday.

Because of that plane, I now hope to own a Cenna 195 someday.
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Head on a swivel??? I have an autopilot :-)

(eyes in the back of my head when entering pattern at uncontrolled airports in 152)
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Took enough flying lessons 45 years ago so that soloing was the next step.



Realized two things:


1. I couldn't afford the dollars to keep progressing at that time in my financial life.


2. I would probably kill myself since I have a sometimes drifting attention span.


Gave it up.

I hear you. I got my private ticket back in 1980. It was great when I was a student in professional school living off jobs, scholarships, and student loans. After the birth of our first child I quickly realized that with a young family, mortgage, professional responsibilities and a very, very small income, I couldnít afford to keep flying. :-(

I didnít have the attention span problems, but my wife isnít crazy about flying so... gave it up.

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I hear you. I got my private ticket back in 1980. It was great when I was a student in professional school living off jobs, scholarships, and student loans. After the birth of our first child I quickly realized that with a young family, mortgage, professional responsibilities and a very, very small income, I couldnít afford to keep flying. :-(

I didnít have the attention span problems, but my wife isnít crazy about flying so... gave it up.

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Me too! Private pilot, multi engine,night endorsement. Wife (girl friend at the time) was a white knuckle flier so gave it up over 45 years ago. Fortunately she enjoys boating!
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