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#84996 - 07/06/12 12:05 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Birdman]
TheSRQPilot Offline
Pilot in Command

Registered: 04/21/12
Posts: 405
Loc: Florida
I fly that same year and model! I really like it, welcome to the forums smile
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#85001 - 07/06/12 03:22 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: ytodd]
Dr Nick Offline
Bronze Pilot

Registered: 04/27/11
Posts: 721
Loc: Nebraska
a lot has changed in 30 years of not flying!

Good luck getting your landings back, it might take some time!
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#85017 - 07/06/12 05:48 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Nintendo Pilot]
kcassutt Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 21
Loc: new jersey
Hey, my first lesson of the 21st century is next Sunday.
How do you get the map of the US with the states you have flowing in? My one and only state in Montana. I am not sure how I will learn to land without a gusting crosswind!
Kelly

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#85020 - 07/06/12 06:15 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: kcassutt]
California Flyer Online   content
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 6333
Loc: Groveland, California
Kelly, you can find instructions on how to generate your own map in our New Member Information area, specifically here.

Good luck with the restart! A lot may have changed in 30 years, but thankfully the laws of aerodynamics haven't been repealed so at least the fundamentals still apply.
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#85031 - 07/06/12 09:19 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: California Flyer]
Nintendo Pilot Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/23/11
Posts: 1744
Loc: Utah
Great! Can't wait to hear how it goes and your impressions after 30 years. Montana is a beautiful state... I attended college in Missoula. Where did you live?
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#85045 - 07/06/12 11:49 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: kcassutt]
Big Sky 172 Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 06/14/12
Posts: 24
Loc: Montana/Utah
Kelly,

I am relatively new to the group as well. I live in Missoula, Montana and commute to Utah to work.

I recently purchased a 172M with a 180hp Lyciming and a constant speed prop. On my last rotation home I flew with an instructor for about six hours. I am waiting on the FAA for my medical certificate as the result of a stent placement in my heart. The mechanics of flying have been much like riding a bicycle for me. (Keep in mind we are all different.) I have a great instructor who wasn't born when I quit flying. He has been sitting with his hands folded while we fly and pronounced me ready to solo after two or three landings. Of course I don't have the medical cert. and if I had it, I wouldn't think of soloing at that point. It has been best for us to just go out and enjoy ourselves flying and working through all of the BFR items as we do things like slow flight, turns, stalls, landings, and on and on. It has been relaxing and far more enjoyable to have a great, knowledgeable 25 year old insurance policy sitting next to me while I get back in the saddle. At this point, as soon as the medical arrives, I will have no problem soloing but I am in no hurry and have decided not to carry passengers until I have a cross country or two under my belt. I just don't want the distraction. You'll find that you're on a learning curve with items such as communications, airspace, and GPS as well, and there is nothing like a 25 year old kid who has grown up with computers to walk you through it, if he is a good teacher.

Good luck and be SAFE!

Roy

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#85310 - 07/10/12 06:24 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Speedy1952]
wurls Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hello all!
I thought I'd join up to this forum and see what it is all about since I am a 172 owner. A little bit about myself...
I began flying after high school, and landed my first commercial flying job at 20. I flew for 10 years professionally and left aviation with 5500+hrs. I got tired of life on the road.
So, I have my ATPL, multi-IFR, and float endorsements.

This is the 2nd airplane I have owned, and both have been 172's. I bought the 2nd one last Fall, and didn't touch an airplane for 9 years before getting this one.
The first 172 was on floats, and I had a blast with it!
This one is a peach on wheels with new paint and new interior.

Here is my dilemma. My bird is a 1977 C-172N with RAM STC 160hp, and gross weight increase to 2400lbs. I love this airplane, as it's painted like a 2000 or newer 172, and has a tasteful beige interior with great avionics. Now that I have a growing family, I am weighing my options for possibly going to a 182. I know the fuel burn is a lot higher for only 20-30kts increase in speed, but the payload and space is there.

Knowing what you guys know about 172's, would you even consider a 182, or would you STC the heck out of a 172 and get near the same results for roughly the same cost as a 182?
Like I said...I'm in love with my 172, and I know that finding a 182 in the same shape, and tasteful paint/interior will be difficult.

Thanks for any input you all can share!

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#85311 - 07/10/12 06:37 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: wurls]
California Flyer Online   content
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 6333
Loc: Groveland, California
Hi wurls, welcome to the club!

You'll find all sorts of advice and opinions here... my prediction is that the XP owners will chime in and tell you their version of Skyhawk is the best of all worlds (increased payload but better fuel burn). I'll let them chime in though with their thoughts.
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#85387 - 07/11/12 04:19 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: California Flyer]
Fireman Bill Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/11/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Langley AFB VA (KLFI)
Hello! New flyer here. I retired active duty Air Force almost 11 years ago now, still work Civil Service for the USAF and am finally getting around to my bucket list of completing my Private Pilot certification. I've been flying models for several years now and really enjoy that and find a lot of what I've learned with the models has transferred over to the real thing.

I'm still as green as it gets, I've completed ground school, passed my FAA exam and now have exactly 2.1 hours logged in our Aero club trainers here at Langley AFB. N428FF and N429FF. Both are 2005 model C-172/G with the Lycoming 160hp engine.

So far I'm having a blast, especially since my Son is doing this with me as well. He only has 1 hour but will be going up again soon for lesson #2.

I look forward to doing a LOT of reading and learning here. Be easy on the new guy please!!! lol

Bill

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#85397 - 07/11/12 06:36 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Fireman Bill]
California Flyer Online   content
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 6333
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome Bill! Glad you found us. There are several folks who are into flying RCs- I'm not one of them, but you are in good company. Ask lots of questions and peruse the wealth of information that's here. We have been through what you're doing and we're here to help!
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#85417 - 07/11/12 01:20 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: California Flyer]
Fireman Bill Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/11/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Langley AFB VA (KLFI)
Thanks, I'm sure I can learn a lot here. Stayed up way to late last night looking at stuff!

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#85451 - 07/11/12 06:11 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Fireman Bill]
Flying Deacon Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 06/04/12
Posts: 201
Loc: Lake Charles, LA (KLCH)
Welcome Bill. Spending time with your son......flying...Priceless!
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#85458 - 07/11/12 07:03 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Flying Deacon]
Fireman Bill Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/11/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Langley AFB VA (KLFI)
Thanks Deacon.

Yes the time with my son is the best part. We started out flying RC planes about 7 years ago when he was 9. He has had a burning desire for anything flying since we started. He turned 16 last November so for Christmas my wife signed us up for ground school starting in February of this year.

His goal is to go to the USAF Academy (He's a lot more driven and smarter than I ever was!) If he continues on the way he is going he'll have a good shot at it too. He actually scored highest in our class on our FAA exams! Proud of that young man I am!

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#85461 - 07/11/12 07:19 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Fireman Bill]
Nintendo Pilot Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/23/11
Posts: 1744
Loc: Utah
What a great adventure to go through PP training with your son Bill.

A number of us fly RC. I flew RC before getting my Private Pilot's Certificate. I think you will find that the RC experience will help some. I have found however that full scale aircraft experience does not always translate well to good RC skills. There is nothing in full scale that can prepare you for flying that RC plane towards you with all directional controls reversed. I've seen too many professional pilots think they can fly RC out of the box and quickly turn a new expensive plane back into a kit within seconds.

Welcome to a great club!
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Prior C172 owner, now 1963 Beechcraft Bonanza P35, (N9673Y)
Alan C.
PP-ASEL

Blog http://ontarget-spionen.blogspot.com/
Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/spionen007?feature=mhee

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#85464 - 07/11/12 07:54 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Nintendo Pilot]
Fireman Bill Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/11/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Langley AFB VA (KLFI)
Yes I have seen that too. The F/S pilots that I have seen try all have said how much harder RC is than they thought it would be.

I can also say that I have found more than one thing I've been doing wrong with my models through taking lessons. I am a better R/C flyer with the knowledge I'm gaining doing this.

Still enjoying both immensely! Here is a video of one of my big boys. A 1/4 scale Piper PA-12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1liIwTPCx9I

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#85493 - 07/12/12 01:01 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Fireman Bill]
ytodd Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 03/29/11
Posts: 2674
Loc: Illinois
Welcome!

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#85504 - 07/12/12 03:39 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: ytodd]
Jim_1 Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 2315
Loc: ON, Canada
Welcome Bill
Lots of great folks here
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#85538 - 07/12/12 01:39 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Jim_1]
Fireman Bill Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/11/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Langley AFB VA (KLFI)
Thank guys. Still absorbing lots of info!

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#85555 - 07/12/12 05:34 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Fireman Bill]
Nintendo Pilot Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/23/11
Posts: 1744
Loc: Utah
Great videos Bill. I just subscribed to your youtube channel.
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Prior C172 owner, now 1963 Beechcraft Bonanza P35, (N9673Y)
Alan C.
PP-ASEL

Blog http://ontarget-spionen.blogspot.com/
Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/spionen007?feature=mhee

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#85565 - 07/12/12 11:11 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Cessna Dude]
lmeuse27 Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Ridgecrest, CA
Hello all. Student pilot here with only 1.7 hours logged out of KEDW (Edwards Aero Club).

Spent 10 years active duty Navy as an Airframes Structural Mechanic. The last 10 years still working for the Navy as a contractor, now civil servant, at KNID on aircraft/weapons instrumentation systems.

I have an A&P, A.S. in Aviation Maintenance, B.S. in Professional Aeronautics. I have always wanted to pursue a pilotís license and know have the opportunity. What a blast Iím having.

Stumbled across the forums and have really enjoyed my time here thus far, tons of great information and encouragement displayed by all. I look forward to more wonderful reads.

Kindest Regards,
Lenny


Edited by lmeuse27 (07/12/12 11:12 PM)

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#85567 - 07/12/12 11:25 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: lmeuse27]
California Flyer Online   content
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 6333
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome Lenny! We're glad you stumbled across us! I'd be curious to know how flying and learning within a giant Restricted area works... I've flown past your part of the world, looking longingly at those MASSIVE 15,000 foot runways you have to play on. You could get a dozen landings in before you left the runway smile

Post any questions you have, and be sure to share your experiences in the "new to flying" area. There are several others who have recently signed on here with about the same level of experience as you have.
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http://www.cessna172club.com


Owner of N291ME, a 2000 Cessna 172SP

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#85568 - 07/12/12 11:33 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: California Flyer]
Nintendo Pilot Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/23/11
Posts: 1744
Loc: Utah
Welcome Lenny! You'll find this a very friendly place to get information and share your experiences. These guys really helped me in my quest to get my certificate.
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Prior C172 owner, now 1963 Beechcraft Bonanza P35, (N9673Y)
Alan C.
PP-ASEL

Blog http://ontarget-spionen.blogspot.com/
Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/spionen007?feature=mhee

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#85577 - 07/13/12 03:11 AM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Nintendo Pilot]
Fireman Bill Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/11/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Langley AFB VA (KLFI)
Welcome Lenny, I'm about as new as you are so don't feel lonely! Glad to see another newbie here!!!

And thanks Alan, appreciate the comment on my videos.


Edited by Fireman Bill (07/13/12 03:12 AM)

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#85614 - 07/13/12 07:54 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Danger Close Offline
New Member

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 2
Loc: WV
Hi there. New Cessna 172 owner here. It's a 1975 172G model.

I'm also a left leg amputee, flying on with a prosthetic leg in the tradition of Sir Douglas Bader (although I haven't managed to transition to a Spitfire yet).

So I'm here. Now what? And somebody mentioned beer?

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#85616 - 07/13/12 08:11 PM Re: New member introductions 2012 [Re: Danger Close]
California Flyer Online   content
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 6333
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome! Glad to see you found us. For the "now what" answer- poke around, post a picture of your airplane in the "photo gallery" section, ask questions and chime in with answers.

There is plenty of beer too at our national fly in. We had FREE beer and steaks last month when we descended upon KWLD. Pencil it in for next year to join us!
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http://www.cessna172club.com


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