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#22180 - 01/30/11 11:50 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Nightowl Offline
Club Sponsor/Speed Demon
Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
Tony, glad to see you're getting back in. I got back in nearly six years ago after a 27-year absence, so it's definitely doable. Haven't flown a 210 hp 172, but do have a converted 180 hp legacy 172, and it does quite well though we don't exactly have any tall country around here. Have fun getting back up to speed!

John


Edited by Nightowl (01/30/11 11:51 PM)
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#22184 - 01/31/11 12:05 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Slips With Flaps]
Nightowl Offline
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Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
Hi Chris! Welcome to the fold.

I've not flown an "M" model Skyhawk, but have owned an "H", "L", and now an "N" model, so do know the breed. We do have the AirPlains 180 hp conversion and highly recommend it. It's really the engine the 172 should have had all along. As for P&I, we still have original in our '77 airplane, but it's still in pretty good shape, though we are looking around for someone who can do a decent upgrade for a reasonable price. We spent around 20K last year putting a Garmin 430W, GPSS, and new panel lighting in our bird, but don't regret any of it. Really gives our "Traveler" a lot more capability for the long cross countries we like to fly.

Our family was too big for a 172, which is why we bailed out of aviation from 1978 to 2005, but now that our nest is empty, we're back in with a vengeance. Allows us to more easily visit our six kids and 7.5 (and counting) grand kids.

Glad to have you here. Have fun!

John
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'77 C172N, AirPlains 180 hp conversion

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#22373 - 02/01/11 08:55 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Rusty Rudder]
JD Casteel Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 01/31/11
Posts: 1295
Loc: New Braunfels, Texas
Hi everyone! I am a student pilot on my last leg of training. I do not own a 172 but I have done a lot of training in them and maintain quite a few of them. I am an A&P/I.A. located in northwest Oklahoma. I work for Vantage Plane Plastics as an interior installer and tech support. So if you have any interior questions I will be glad to help &#61514;

JD Casteel

P.S. I am in the market for a plane!!!

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#22374 - 02/01/11 09:04 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: JD Casteel]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome JD! Glad you found our site. It sounds like you'll be going on your checkride soon-- I can tell you from recent experience that it's a wonderful feeling when you finally get your cert! Keep up the good progress and let us know how you're doing.
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#22375 - 02/01/11 09:09 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: California Flyer]
JD Casteel Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 01/31/11
Posts: 1295
Loc: New Braunfels, Texas
Thank you! I will do that. I'm taking the written on Saturday! eek

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#22378 - 02/01/11 10:01 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: JD Casteel]
TaylorSp Offline
Pilot in Command

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 313
Loc: Salina, KS
Originally Posted By: JDC_Oklahoma
I work for Vantage Plane Plastics as an interior installer and tech support. So if you have any interior questions I will be glad to help &#61514;

JD Casteel


Welcome to the 172 Club!!

Our 172 needs quite a few interior plastic pieces replaced. We live very near Wichita, KS, and were wondering if you guys at Vantage Plastics will install parts if we flew to Alva?
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#22382 - 02/01/11 10:13 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: TaylorSp]
JD Casteel Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 01/31/11
Posts: 1295
Loc: New Braunfels, Texas
Yes we will! Let me know what parts you need, N-number, and I will get you a quote. We do plastics, windows, carpet, sun visors, vent-tubes, and now…upholstery. You can call me at (866) 307-5263 or email me at jd@planeplastics.com. I would be glad to help

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#22384 - 02/01/11 10:24 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: JD Casteel]
Rusty Rudder Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 8411
Loc: Fair Haven New York
Originally Posted By: JDC_Oklahoma
Yes we will! Let me know what parts you need, N-number, and I will get you a quote. We do plastics, windows, carpet, sun visors, vent-tubes, and now…upholstery. You can call me at (866) 307-5263 or email me at jd@planeplastics.com. I would be glad to help


JD, Welcome and I have emailed you, no hurry, if ya get a chance and run accross one, lemme know. thanx, and stop over to the "Daily cup of Joe" thread...

Thanx, RR
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#22536 - 02/02/11 11:00 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Tonyml88 Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 9
Loc: Idaho, USA
Well I passed my 3 class yesterday, all went well. Meeting with my CFI this afternoon. Its coooold, woke up this morning to clear skies and 30 below. Thats not gonna stop me.

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#22539 - 02/02/11 11:12 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Tonyml88]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Congratulations Tony! One step at a time.
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#22555 - 02/02/11 02:01 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: California Flyer]
Peedie Montgomery Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 3466
Loc: Hickory, NC
JD, welcome to the club
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#22579 - 02/02/11 06:41 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome JDC and Tony!! Glad you made it. smile
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#22781 - 02/03/11 09:59 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: stellar]
oldtime777 Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/29/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Georgia
Hi,my name is Chuck. I live in McDonough Ga. Just want to say hello. Getting ready to start lessons this month in a 172. The only bad thing is I waited to I turned 55 to start. Hope to learn alot from all of you.
Thanks

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#22785 - 02/03/11 10:02 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: oldtime777]
Willie Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 4728
Loc: Ft McMurray Alberta Canada
Good to hear from some one else who waited till our age to follow our dreams


Edited by Willie (02/03/11 10:03 PM)
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#22786 - 02/03/11 10:03 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: oldtime777]
wrecksum Offline
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 2704
Loc: Dominican Republic
Originally Posted By: oldtime777
Hi,my name is Chuck. I live in McDonough Ga. Just want to say hello. Getting ready to start lessons this month in a 172. The only bad thing is I waited to I turned 55 to start. Hope to learn alot from all of you.
Thanks


Hey Chuck.
What kept you?
Yeah. I know, life got in the way! It's never too late and let's hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!!
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#22813 - 02/04/11 12:40 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Tonyml88]
Nightowl Offline
Club Sponsor/Speed Demon
Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
Originally Posted By: Tonyml88
Well I passed my 3 class yesterday, all went well. Meeting with my CFI this afternoon. Its coooold, woke up this morning to clear skies and 30 below. Thats not gonna stop me.

Welcome Tony! How far have you progressed in your training? 30 below! Wow! That beats anything I've experienced. We did have back-to-back days in KC several years ago when temps dipped to 28 below, so I have an inkling of what you're experiencing.

Spring is coming (I hope).

John
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'77 C172N, AirPlains 180 hp conversion

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#22815 - 02/04/11 12:50 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: oldtime777]
Nightowl Offline
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Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
Originally Posted By: oldtime777
Hi,my name is Chuck. I live in McDonough Ga. Just want to say hello. Getting ready to start lessons this month in a 172. The only bad thing is I waited to I turned 55 to start. Hope to learn alot from all of you.
Thanks

Hi Chuck. Welcome to the forum. You're never too old to start, and since you are starting, it's not a bad thing at all. I quit flying in 1978 because of family (too many kids) and career. Got back in six years ago at age 60. I have a friend who flew bombers in WWII who is now in his mid 80s and is still flying. Go for it!

I remember camping near McDonough several years ago. We liked the area, and we like Georgia.

John


Edited by Nightowl (02/04/11 12:50 AM)
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'77 C172N, AirPlains 180 hp conversion

Our sigmap has been flown entirely using aircraft with capabilities at or below those of the C-172.


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#22819 - 02/04/11 01:15 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Nightowl]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome Chuck! As others have said, you are never too old to start. It's not the start, it's the fact that you made the decision to do it. Now stick with it!

Ask lots of questions here- we've been through what you're doing and we're here to help.
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http://www.cessna172club.com


Owner of N291ME, a 2000 Cessna 172SP

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#22917 - 02/04/11 07:43 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: oldtime777]
November X-ray Offline
Club Sponsor
Gold Pilot

Registered: 08/15/10
Posts: 2303
Loc: Brookshire, Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: oldtime777
Hi,my name is Chuck. I live in McDonough Ga. Just want to say hello. Getting ready to start lessons this month in a 172. The only bad thing is I waited to I turned 55 to start. Hope to learn alot from all of you.
Thanks


Chuck, Welcome - I recently read an article about a lady whom at 86 years old finally accomplished her life long dream of getting her pilot's license, she started merely 2 years earlier at 84. That goes to show you are NEVER Too Old!!!
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#23024 - 02/05/11 06:44 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Rusty Rudder]
Peedie Montgomery Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 3466
Loc: Hickory, NC
hope everyone is Happy


Edited by peedie montgomery (02/05/11 06:45 PM)
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#23163 - 02/06/11 07:00 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
tryduck Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 27
Loc: PA
Hello
Name is Leroy and looking for a 172 to begin flight training.I have found a great CFI and now looking for a plane.I just cant see spending $8-$15,000 in renting a plane for my PPL/IFR.I rather add some to that and buy my own plane instead of being a maintenance fund for someone else's plane.

Thanks and have a great day.

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#23166 - 02/06/11 07:14 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: tryduck]
Peedie Montgomery Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 3466
Loc: Hickory, NC
Hello Leroy welcome to our club, You will enjoy this site has great people and tons of info just like you ask. I think thats the way to go also. Good luck finding your dream plane and do hope its a 172.
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#23168 - 02/06/11 07:29 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: tryduck]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: tryduck
Hello
Name is Leroy and looking for a 172 to begin flight training.I have found a great CFI and now looking for a plane.I just cant see spending $8-$15,000 in renting a plane for my PPL/IFR.I rather add some to that and buy my own plane instead of being a maintenance fund for someone else's plane.

Thanks and have a great day.

Welcome to the Club Leroy! Good luck with your 172 shopping. You've come to the right place for helpful 172 advice and information.
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#23271 - 02/07/11 06:08 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Cessna Dude]
vpstone Offline
Club Sponsor
Bronze Pilot

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 552
Loc: Havre-De-Grace,Md,USA
Welcome everybody.
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#23373 - 02/08/11 09:38 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Richard Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Oslo
Hi! I'm new to this forum, just registered. I'm about to start looking around for a school to start my PPL, finally managed to get the time and funds to do it. As my flying most probably will be on a Cessna 172 this seems like the perfect website! smile

Richard
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