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#291098 - 05/03/16 09:07 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Kejidog]
Wayne R Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 2001
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Welcome, Bruce. I was a 50 year old student when I started. Glad I learned to fly.

I've never imported a plane to Canada, but my Canadian friends tell me it is easier to import from Canada to the US.

There are a number of Canadian pilots on the Forum that will be able to comment.
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#291206 - 05/04/16 07:45 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
Steven Untiet Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 48
Loc: Anchorage, Alaska United State...
Hello, Steve from Alaska here. Just got our first airplane, should be able to pick it up in a week and half. 1959 stragiht tail with a Sportsman's kit. cant wait!!!

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#291330 - 05/06/16 12:40 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Steven Untiet]
biff Offline
New Member

Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 8
Loc: TX
Howdy all, this is a story to behold about flying a 172.

My youngest son bought from his brother a 1958 172 with low time engine and fresh annual. Youngest boy wants to get his private, commercial then move up to something a little faster. Here is the conundrum, he can't find an instructor that wants fly when he can. Works from 7:00 AM to 5:00PM daily but instructors don't want to fly after 5:00. He can fly on weekends from 8:00AM to 11:00AM this time of the year. No instructors want to fly that early in the morning!!!!! Around west Texas in the summer you absolutely do not fly mid-day when it is 100 F and turbulence feels like the wings will get ripped off.

One instructor said there is something wrong with the plane as it is under powered and my son is rotating early (60mph) and he needs to rotate at 70 or 75!!!!!!!!!!!! He says because the airplane is so old that rotation speed should be higher than the POH says.(did not know physics changed with age) Over the fence at 90!!!! Oh, by the way, density alt. for that day was 5,500, my son is 6'4" and 210 lbs, instructor probably 190 and full fuel. Is there a wonder the new O-300 had its tongue hanging out????

Been trying to find an instructor for 4 months now and cannot find one that will fly with this man, his own airplane and the money to go to the finish line. He wants to fly 3-4 hrs/wk. In my day if somebody walked into an FBO like that they would be in a plane in 15 minutes. Now all they want to do is sit around and play video games in the break room. It just is now what it used to be.

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#291336 - 05/06/16 04:21 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: biff]
Wayne R Offline
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Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 2001
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Welcome to the Forum, Steve. Any pictures of your plane? Maybe some of Alaskan scenery.

Wow, biff. I've never had trouble finding an instructor. Some had less than desirable personalities and technique, but easy to find. What location? Maybe a Forum member could suggest an instructor nearby. Welcome to the Forum.
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#291345 - 05/06/16 06:19 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: biff]
Steve N8809B Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 136
Loc: Ohio
Had the same issue in Cleveland, Ohio when I was blowing the rust off. Had the plane, just needed a CFI. Looked all over for an independent CFI (who didn't charge three times the normal hourly rate). Finally went with a local school, and I am glad I did as my instructor was excellent.

Must be no market as no one is advertising. Websites are cheap.

Steve

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#291346 - 05/06/16 06:24 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Steve N8809B]
biff Offline
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Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 8
Loc: TX
Wayne R - Midland, Texas

Steve - the part about instructors with their feet on the desk playing video games is the only flight school around. 3 instructors with lots of blank flight times (posted on internet) and didn't want to fly.

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#291350 - 05/06/16 06:42 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: biff]
Joeman434 Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/19/14
Posts: 6790
Loc: Ocala, Florida
I heard of a new gimmick to bleed money out of a pilot. A friend makes an appointment at a local flight center for his BFR in his own plane. He shows up on time and goes through the initial paperwork. The flight instructor asks him if his plane is in annual (legitimate question)..yes. Then the instructor informs him that the mechanic for the flight school has to review the log books at a cost of $100 before he would fly in the plane. Needless to say, my friend left.
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#291353 - 05/06/16 07:11 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: biff]
Wayne R Offline
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Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 2001
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: biff
Wayne R - Midland, Texas

Steve - the part about instructors with their feet on the desk playing video games is the only flight school around. 3 instructors with lots of blank flight times (posted on internet) and didn't want to fly.


Maybe they are in training for Drone Pilot. They just need more desk time. smile
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#291618 - 05/08/16 04:49 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Joeman434]
vettdvr Offline
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Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 7724
Loc: Slidell La
Originally Posted By: Joeman434
I heard of a new gimmick to bleed money out of a pilot. A friend makes an appointment at a local flight center for his BFR in his own plane. He shows up on time and goes through the initial paperwork. The flight instructor asks him if his plane is in annual (legitimate question)..yes. Then the instructor informs him that the mechanic for the flight school has to review the log books at a cost of $100 before he would fly in the plane. Needless to say, my friend left.


As Nancy Sinatra old song goes, These boots are made for walkin and the Inet is made to publish info.
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Single/Multi/instrument/type/commercial But then I am still learning.

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#291622 - 05/08/16 05:41 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: vettdvr]
Viper_96 Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 2131
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Biff,

Hit you with a PM on your CFI search.

Viper

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#291642 - 05/08/16 07:11 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Viper_96]
biff Offline
New Member

Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 8
Loc: TX
Like Steve, I was thinking of blowing the rust off after 20 years of no flying as PIC but with instructors impossible to find I may reconsider.

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#291672 - 05/08/16 10:08 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: biff]
Dave W Online   happy
Bronze Pilot

Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 535
Loc: Northern Virginia
If you own your own airplane it doesn't make sense to go to an FBO flight school. Look into local chapters of EAA, CAP, 99'ers, glider clubs, etc to find an independent CFI. They're out there and your insurance should cover them.

Dave

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#291788 - 05/09/16 11:02 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: vettdvr]
The aviator Offline
New Member

Registered: 08/24/15
Posts: 1
Loc: MA
Hello I am a student pilot soon, to become a CFI in Worcester, MA KORH, started a flying club las month, exited about starting a flight school.

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#291798 - 05/10/16 01:41 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: The aviator]
jpoppinmoneyunit Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 165
Loc: Alaska
Hi Gents,

Jake here, new to the forum. Just bought a 1963 172D model in good shape. Born and raised Alaskan. PPL since 2007, A&P since 2011. I do inspections on Boeing 737-200 aircraft and i'm really enjoying it. Looking forward to learning more about the 172.

My question, if anyone knows, how many A&P's are on this forum? From what I've seen looking around, it looks like there is mostly pilot only folk on here. I was hoping this would be more of a mechanicial forum. BUT, it's still cool to see a good 172 following on here.

Cheers,

Jake

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#291809 - 05/10/16 06:40 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: jpoppinmoneyunit]
JD Casteel Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 01/31/11
Posts: 1295
Loc: New Braunfels, Texas
Welcome to the forum Jake. Where in Alaska are you located? Since you are working on big birds I guess that narrows it down to a handful of locations.

There are quite a few mechanics and pilots on this forum. I'm an A&P in TX. There are mechanics on here from across the country on down to the Caribbean (and he is a lucky duck!). There are a number of pilots on here that know as much about the aircraft as any of the A&Ps so if you have any questions or comments...this is a great place.

Glad you found us!

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#291856 - 05/10/16 03:07 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: JD Casteel]
IDontFly Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 1344
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
There are a few very experienced mechanics who hang around in the Cessna Pilot's Association, www.cessna.org forums. CPA membership costs money but it is the best place I've found for mechanic's opinions.

The best forum I've seen for avionics questions which are not Cessna-specific is http://www.beechtalk.com/. Representitives from companies such as Garmin and Avidyne read it and and comment. It is free but requires registration.

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#291857 - 05/10/16 03:43 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: IDontFly]
clarkecrew Offline
New Member

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 13
Loc: Virginia
Hi All,

Bill from Virginia. I have recently got back into flying light aircraft after my son began pursuing a career in aviation. I recently bought a '64 172E (learned in a D model 30 years ago) and have been having a great time, remembering why I fell in love with flying in the first place. Based at JGG near Williamsburg, VA. I'm looking forward to learning more about 172s.

Bill

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#291881 - 05/10/16 05:43 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: clarkecrew]
Wayne R Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 2001
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Welcome to the Forum, Bill. Glad to see another pilot in the Mid-Atlantic states. I've been to JGG a couple of times, nice area.
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#291938 - 05/10/16 09:45 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Wayne R]
jpoppinmoneyunit Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 165
Loc: Alaska
Awesome, Thanks for the resources. I'm in Anchorage currently, probably be living here for a while. It's a must have for aviation up here. 20 minutes and your'e in the real Alaska.

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#292289 - 05/13/16 11:28 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
Stevemcknightrancher Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 1
Loc: Hazlet, Saskatchewan Canada
Hi everyone. My name is Steve. I'm from Saskatchewan Canada. I fly a 64 172e. It's a great plane and I love it. I primarily use my plane for cow checking and water checking on my ranch. I look forward to all the information I can get from all of your experience/experiences.

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#292291 - 05/13/16 11:53 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Stevemcknightrancher]
Henry M. Online   content
Gold Pilot

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2009
Loc: Leander, TX
Lots of people with 172E's joining lately. Welcome!

I love mine.
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Henry
1965 C182H

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#292304 - 05/14/16 07:59 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Stevemcknightrancher]
Willie Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 4728
Loc: Ft McMurray Alberta Canada
Welcome to the 172 club
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Landing is 1st

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#293138 - 05/21/16 08:26 PM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Willie]
Macon Air Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 1
Loc: NC
Became an owner this year. 1962 172C Skyhawk. Horton STOL. Garmin 430W. Cream Puff. Loving Life.


Edited by Macon Air (05/21/16 08:27 PM)

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#293173 - 05/22/16 04:12 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Macon Air]
Wayne R Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 2001
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Welcome, Macon Air. Nice plane.
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#293199 - 05/22/16 09:30 AM Re: New Member Introductions 2016 [Re: Wayne R]
boyd Offline
New Member

Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 12
Loc: idaho
Hello all, Boyd from Idaho here. I've posted a time or two here and there, and I've been lurking awhile. After several years of planning and deliberating I finally decided on a 172 as fitting my mission. I flew them a lot back when I was coming up in aviation and was very familiar. So, I searched around and found the best 172 I could afford - I close on it this upcoming Friday. It's a 1968 172I in Italian Gold (thank you forum)right around 2000 TT with 188 SMOH.
As any new owner should be, I'm nervous as hell. I think I've done all the right things, and bought the right airplane, but who knows. It'll be an adventure.

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