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    GA pilots?

    Really? There has got to be some on here.....


    Im not current, but DAMN I miss it.....

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    Re: GA pilots?

    I'm in the same boat as you. I haven't flown in months and it pisses me off. I'm thinking maybe I'll blow some of that cash I don't have while I'm in OKC and go fly.

    Fack, I need an instrument proficiency check now too. DAMN!!

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    Re: GA pilots?

    Its been many years..... I dont even have my medical anymore

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    Re: GA pilots?

    Ok you win... I'm good 'till August on the medical lol.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    im current...and teaching...hehe fly everyday
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    Re: GA pilots?

    With my wife here in OKC I'm still working my dead end job thats close to Tinker and I love seeing the E-3's, KC-135's and [I]feeling[I] the B-1's taking off over the city..... Makes me miss flying SO BAD!! my First class is good through next month. irishcarbomb where do you teach?
    Well, you had a plan. It sucked, but at least you're thinking...I think.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    Air America in Daytona Beach.
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    Re: GA pilots?

    Nice, I grew up down south in Boca and had my first lesson out of BCT in a 152. I have a buddy thats at ERAU now working on his PPL.
    Well, you had a plan. It sucked, but at least you're thinking...I think.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    I've flown into Boca a few times, pretty nice down there. We usually catch all the riddle guys once they realize how much of a rip off it really is (like i did). $11k to get a private is wayyy too much. its probably even more now and that was only 53hrs.
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    Re: GA pilots?

    WOW! 11k! that hurts the pocket a lot! I don't even want to know what Comm. will cost. Next time I talk to him, I'll vector him over to ya!
    Well, you had a plan. It sucked, but at least you're thinking...I think.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    I have my Private Pilot Certificate. I love to fly. Can't afford to rent a plane here in OKC though. It's way more than I'm used to paying.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trovan View Post
    I have my Private Pilot Certificate. I love to fly. Can't afford to rent a plane here in OKC though. It's way more than I'm used to paying.
    What do you fly, what are you used to paying and how much does it cost out here?
    Well, you had a plan. It sucked, but at least you're thinking...I think.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    I usually fly a 172, one of a varying group from old and basic instruments up to one with a G1000 glass panel. I pay between $90 and $140.

    Here, the cheapest they have is $160, and they require at least 3 hours with an instructor to be checked out for their insurance.

    No thank you.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    holey crapoley that sounds pretty dang steep for an older 172 or cherokee or 152. I am going to have to do some more research on that when I get down to ok. city. The 3 hour checkout sounds like a farse to me to. I am a 1500 hour pilot with about 1000 of those hours in variou 172 models if they require 3 hours for a checkout thats company policy not the insurance. Please give us an update if you find anything better. I am a current CFI in utah and would like to do some minimal flying in Ok. city but I am not going to pay 160$/hour for an old plane or even the new g1000.
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    Re: GA pilots?

    Damn, I was hoping to go to OKC and pay less for hours - but $160 is about what I pay here in NY. Maybe there are some cheaper places at some of the surrounding airports.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    I got my private my first semester here at UND. I absolutely love to fly but simply can't afford to rent a plane right now. All my money is going into college. Haven't been able to fly since my checkride...
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    Re: GA pilots?

    why dont you find someone to split the time with? at most flight schools there is almost always a few building time for instrument or commercial. or find another pilot at the academy
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    Re: GA pilots?

    My buddy and I always talk about doing it, but taking 22 credits and working 20 hours a week really takes up your time. : ) I guess it's a little more than just the money that's keeping me from going.
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    Re: GA pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trovan View Post
    I usually fly a 172, one of a varying group from old and basic instruments up to one with a G1000 glass panel. I pay between $90 and $140.

    Here, the cheapest they have is $160, and they require at least 3 hours with an instructor to be checked out for their insurance.

    No thank you.
    One flight school I flew at over a summer was 125 wet including instructor. my main flight school in college was 150 plus 45 for instructor.... I asked the guy who ran the other flight school why it was so much more and told him about my home airport and he said they must be doing something wrong or something like that because our rates are the best we can do.... I never bought that.
    Well, you had a plan. It sucked, but at least you're thinking...I think.

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    Re: GA pilots?

    Got my private on 8/12/2003... Still working on my instrument (yayaya... CTI school and all killed the $ situation).
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    "For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been and there you long to return" DaVinci

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