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Old 06-24-2018, 07:16 AM   #21
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:38 AM   #22
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Just the small stuff for me. Luckily, I survived some stupid powered hang gliding adventures. After that, C152, 172, 177, 177RG, 182, 182RG, 210, Warrier, Archer, Arrow, Lance, Saratoga SP, Cherokee 6, M201, C310.
I really enjoy island hopping; usually a S FL base and then head SE.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:46 AM   #24
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Learned to sail when I was 8. Learned to fly when I was 14. Still own the sailboat (custom build 45') and an 18m racing sailplane (ASH26 Mi). I've put about 14,000 miles on this sailboat, and about 30,000 miles on this glider. Newer to trawling.
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Yep, me too. Commercial, Multi-engine, Instrument rated. Flew part 135, mostly 206ís on and off the islands in Penobscot Bay, Maine 20+ years ago. Loved it. Bought our first sloop in Maine as well.

However, the one thing I owe the most to flying was meeting my wife. Of all the cheap flight schools in the greater Boston area in the early 90ís, the one I worked out was the one she could afford as a BU student.

Thank God, been better for it ever since.

For us, the crossover is definitely there. Navigation, planning, prep and operational we often find ourselves back in the Ďcockpití when sailing (minus the emergency landing and stall drills).
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After years of reading about aviation, mostly mishaps, I started lessons in a Piper Warrior and ended up with a Cessna 150 at 20 hours. I earned the private, put on another 100 hours or so, and learned a ton. The learning included some large repair bills and the fact that flying skills are perishable. I enjoyed bombing around after work (hardly in a C-150), but for a variety of reasons sold the plane and have not flown since. It was fun and I am glad I was able to do it, but I doubt there is a plane in my future.
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Hmmm.....
Seems many of you have gone from 400 knots to 8 knots. Strange there has not been more injuries. I have been told that with race cars and airplanes, it is not the speed that kills you, it is the suddenly slowing down....
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Spent a number of years flying (and hanging) out of the FBO (and private hangars). I never completed farther than my private pilot's license - small planes only. We still had a lot of fun and a lot of dreams. After some life changes, I made a decision to back off on the amount of flying ($$$) I was doing. That slowly progressed until I just didn't fly anymore - but I never formally stopped. Funny how that happens. Good memories, but I guess I've moved on.

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The boat is to get me to all the great places I went on floats, too fast.
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My wife and I are both private pilots - IFR, Single Engine Land and Sea (Cubs on floats - what a blast!). When we sold everything to move onto our trawler, the only hard thing to give up was Pooh, our 1971 Cessna 182. One of these days, when we're done trawlering, we fully expect to get back in the air - it was so much fun!
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Hmmm.....
Seems many of you have gone from 400 knots to 8 knots.
I say that I've gone from 8 miles per minute to 8 miles per hour. When I made that comment to a coworker while enroute at altitude, he asked, "Is it 60 times cheaper?"

"Good question," I replied as I whipped out my calculator.

They both came out very close to the same at 2.4 GPNM. ...but I have lots more fun in the boat when the engines are not operating!!
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I say that I've gone from 8 miles per minute to 8 miles per hour. When I made that comment to a coworker while enroute at altitude, he asked, "Is it 60 times cheaper?"

"Good question," I replied as I whipped out my calculator.

They both came out very close to the same at 2.4 GPNM. ...but I have lots more fun in the boat when the engines are not operating!!
Multi, CFI, land & float, etc. Never made my living at it, owned a couple, no military or big iron.

I think the broader similarities of trawler owners are people who like "equipment" and enjoy an "operational" environment. It seems to me that, in addition to aviators, there is disproportinate representation of fire service, LEOs, military, heavy construction, etc.
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Multi, CFI, land & float, etc. Never made my living at it, owned a couple, no military or big iron.

I think the broader similarities of trawler owners are people who like "equipment" and enjoy an "operational" environment. It seems to me that, in addition to aviators, there is disproportinate representation of fire service, LEOs, military, heavy construction, etc.
Not sure how I copied your comment, Fly. Unrelated. Not adept at working off my phone.
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I’ve talked to my wife a lot about this. We are finally at a point where we can afford either a plane or a big boat. I feel a little guilty, as a professional pilot, that I haven’t taken my 4 year old little girl for an airplane ride yet. She would absolutely love it. But we don’t have access to a 4 seat plane yet, and I can’t take her in my dads 2 seater

Why we decided to get a trawler over a plane, the plane is a means of transportation. A very fun means, but still it’s more about the destination. With the trawler, once we are at the boat, we are already where we want to be. Someone on this forum said that, and i think it perfectly describes why I’m, for the first time in my life, totally ok with going so slow.
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Iíve talked to my wife a lot about this. We are finally at a point where we can afford either a plane or a big boat. I feel a little guilty, as a professional pilot, that I havenít taken my 4 year old little girl for an airplane ride yet. She would absolutely love it. But we donít have access to a 4 seat plane yet, and I canít take her in my dads 2 seater

I assume there has to be an FBO nearby that will rent you an airplane.

I learned to sail when I was 5. It was also at 5 that for my birthday my Dad gave me the gift of a ride in a small plane out of our local airfield. That field is no longer there unfortunately.
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