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#37548 - 04/29/04 06:07 PM Flying
Nick Kleyn Offline
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Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 9
Loc: Grand Rapids MI USA
Anyone out there own a plane or have a private pilot license. Do any of you use this for your electrical buisness? I own a Piper Arrow and love to fly


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#37549 - 04/29/04 06:14 PM Re: Flying
CTwireman Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
I have only flown in a small 2 seater a few times. The last time I went up, all I could think was, "If my friend [the pilot] dies right now, I'm done."


#37550 - 04/30/04 04:39 AM Re: Flying
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I went up with an instructor in a little Cessna 150 some years back and had a go at flying it. It was after I just happened to pick up a book about getting a private license at a book store in Florida.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought I might like to get a license one day, but have never followed through on it.

#37551 - 05/01/04 03:34 AM Re: Flying
122ss Offline
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Registered: 04/29/04
Posts: 4
Loc: Purdum, Nebraska, USA
I have a private pilots license, I own a Cessna 172 and have it located on my private strip here at the farm where I live do not get to fly it near as much as i would like to.

#37552 - 05/01/04 04:25 AM Re: Flying
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hi Nick K,
I have a Commercial Rotary Wing Licence over here in New Zealand.
Heli-ski-ing is a BIG thing here!, in the Winter.
The Japanese tourists love it, you'd want to for the amount of money it costs!.
Nick, I would never use a chopper for work, but I have done 1000's of hours on Search And Rescue missions, the Av Gas paid for by the NZ Police.
I fly for free, when I do SAR work (unpaid).
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#37553 - 05/01/04 04:28 AM Re: Flying
fla sparkey Offline

Registered: 08/03/02
Posts: 46
Loc: Winter Haven, Florida USA
My boss owns a plane and I have flown with him many times. I worked for 6 months in Marathon, Florida and would fly back with him when he came down to check up on the job. I've made a few other business trips with him as well.

Just wondering Nick, what is involved with getting a private pilot's license?

#37554 - 05/01/04 11:00 AM Re: Flying
Trainwire Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
Nice to know other electrical flyers.

Private pilot ( but unfortunatly not current ), a&p license, associates degree in aviation technology.


#37555 - 05/01/04 01:12 PM Re: Flying
Nick Kleyn Offline
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Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 9
Loc: Grand Rapids MI USA
Thanks for all the responces

To get a Private pilot you have to sit a written exam given by th FAA after studying all about it. You also need to fly with or under the supervision of an instructor for about 40 - 60 hrs and then pass an exam given by the FAA. Lots of fun, I realy enjoyed it and would encourage anyobe to do it. It kind of get adicting. Costs around $100 to $110 / hr so it is not real cheap but like I always say you can only spend it once.

How much does AV fuel cost in NZ. In the states its about $2.50 to $3.00 per gallaon I grew up in Tasmania.



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