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Learning to Fly
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:30:18 PM »
Thought I would try my hand at terrorizing the skies so I bought one of these offers today.  >:D
Wondering if anyone else here has taken a similar trip?  :)

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1919/deals/570900-30-minute-flight-lesson-2-hour-plane-simulation
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 10:32:19 PM »
Damn...
I still have a hard enough time walking  :-\
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 11:29:36 PM »
I did that when I was 12.  Now I am a pilot for a major airline!   

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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 09:24:57 AM »
I did it once. It was cool to be in control of a plane. I ended up taking some flight lessons and found out that I'm not a pilot. But I had fun figuring that out  ;)

have fun, Bob!
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Re: Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 09:33:23 AM »
After that, give this a try (that is me up front).

I got my private pilot's license about 20 years ago and had 200 or so hours, but other than the excursion in the video, I have not flown a plane in about 15 years.

Steve's AT 6 flight
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Re: Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 09:48:40 AM »
After that, give this a try (that is me up front).

I got my private pilot's license about 20 years ago and had 200 or so hours, but other than the excursion in the video, I have not flown a plane in about 15 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDIlracx7IU
That's awesome Steve...very cool. ;D
I have been interested in the sport pilots license for ultralights for about a year now and this deal came along so we'll see what happens.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 09:50:45 AM »
I did it once. It was cool to be in control of a plane. I ended up taking some flight lessons and found out that I'm not a pilot. But I had fun figuring that out  ;)

have fun, Bob!
Thanks Nick...I believe I will!  8)
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 11:18:39 AM »
My wife and I did this a few years ago. Great experience as we both always want to get our pilots license. Time & Money dictates otherwise, but this was a real treat for us.

For now... I've settled on Remote Control airplanes. Definitely on the bucket list to get my real license though.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 11:53:49 AM »
Got my private license about 15 years ago through the flying club at my university (~250 hours total).  3 or 4 years ago I got my commercial helicopter license as part of an aborted career change (the bum economy got in the way).  The last hour in my logbook is the commercial checkride for the helicopter license :'(  Gots bills to pay now, and once some of them have cleared up, I'll try again.  Probably fixed wing, since the helicopters are much more expensive to fly....

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Re: Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 08:32:32 AM »
Bob - did you take your flight yet?


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Re: Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 01:49:51 PM »
Bob - did you take your flight yet?
Not yet Steve....first nice sunny Spring day and I'll be hitting the friendly skies.  :)
Will post some pics here. Thanks for inquiring.
Bob
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 08:00:47 PM »
I skydived 6 times, does that count?  8)
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 08:08:08 PM »
I skydived 6 times, does that count?  8)
Sssointenly! And if you provide us with some live action photo's you will be awarded 2 free tickets in the raffle drawing for an all expenses paid weekend getaway at the popular "Craig's Neapolitan Garage" resort !!  :o
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 08:13:55 PM »
Sssointenly! And if you provide us with some live action photo's you will be awarded 2 free tickets in the raffle drawing for an all expenses paid weekend getaway at the popular "Craig's Neapolitan Garage" resort !!  :o

Photographer costs extra at the DZ ... too bad I was going cheap ... the photo would of seen me falling with the carpet out of plane stuck in my backside  :-D
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Re: Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 08:14:51 PM »
Squeezin the cheeks a bit tight 'eh?

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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013, 08:32:53 PM »
My new ride in a few months!

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Re: Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2013, 08:45:22 PM »
That is some heavy iron there (well aluminum).

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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2013, 08:55:08 PM »
My new ride in a few months!

Scott D.
Congratulations Scott! This is awesome dude....got there a little quicker than anticipated too, eh? Really great man, proud of you..thanks for sharing. Now you be careful up there with that big boy...kay?!   8)
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2013, 08:58:53 PM »
Thanks Bob.  Headed to ORD tonight!  Just in time for a blizzard!😳

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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2013, 09:49:06 PM »
Thanks Bob.  Headed to ORD tonight!  Just in time for a blizzard!😳
Ahh yes...sweet home Chicago. Have a safe trip Captain.  8)
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