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have you ever had a pilots licence

private licence
13 (25%)
commercial license
3 (5.8%)
rotary wing
2 (3.8%)
never finished
10 (19.2%)
always wanted one
24 (46.2%)

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Chaunte

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2005, 10:30:28 pm »
Alex,

Flight is the ultimate expression of freedom, even more than sailing.  When you are flying, you are in absolute control of your destiny.  But with that absolute control comes absolute responsibility.  No one can land the plane for you.  No one can make the go/no-go decision to take-off into a thunderstorm but you.

The sky is a cruel mistress.  She will love and caress you; show you sights that no one on the ground has ever seen or imagined!  Fill you with sensations that will make every nerve in your body tingle and laugh for joy!

But, disrespect her, and she will kill you.  Coldly.  Dispassionatley.  And never think twice about it.

Chaunte

unicorn

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2005, 10:36:32 pm »
Dear Chaunte,
*gasp*
thanks for that answer!

you are in absolute control of your destiny.  But with that absolute control comes absolute responsibility.

isn't that always true in life? only we almost never get to face that reality in such a powerful way?

Alex

unicorn

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2005, 01:09:45 am »
sounds a lot like it... but i can;t remember what the actual quote is...
anyone?

Alex

jmann

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2005, 04:12:27 pm »
I took my first intro lesson when I was 13. I always wanted to finish the private liscense. Of course, i would also want to learn instermentation so.

Chaunte

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2005, 10:31:01 pm »
Melissa,

Sorry!  I wasn't trying to scare you away from learning to fly!

When you fly, you always have to keep you mind on what you are doing.  I belive the phrase is this: "The plane should not be anywhere your mind hasn't already been 15 minutes ago."

You don't have to be Superman or Supergirl to fly.  It doesn't take nerves of steel and a mind like Einstein to learn what you need to know.  However, you can't be a slacker, either.

Chaunte

Elaine

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2006, 05:38:34 pm »
Wow, I had no idea there are so many pilots on here... I've had my private and ground instructor ratings for a couple years now. I was planning to make it a career for a long time, but I fell in love (more in love) with physics, haha.

This is really an interesting post, it caught my eye to be sure.


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Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2006, 05:53:36 pm »
I never studied or even thought of studying, but I did take over the controls of a friends private plane one time for a little while, when we were flying from Denver to St Louis.

She had her license and asked if I wanted to take the controls for a few minutes, of course I did.

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Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2006, 08:18:23 pm »
I have had my pilot's license since 1994.  I only have 140 hrs total time though, because it is very expensive to fly.  Hopefully I can get current someday and fly some more.  I woul;d like to become a ground instructor.

Hazumu

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2006, 11:06:52 pm »
A friend of mine who works as an A&P/AI in general aviation has a teeshirt that says:

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Will fly for food

He's serious.  He starves a lot.

Karen

Brianna

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2006, 11:26:09 pm »
I don't have any dumb licence or whatever. But I have played Flight Simulator many times. :) I am SURE there would be no problem if an ememrgency came up.

Bri

tinkerbell

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2006, 12:00:51 am »
I have flown in the past....

...to New York, Portland, Hawaii, South America...

I don't even know how to drive a car...do you think that I could really learn how to fly?  I couldn't.  Ms. Nervous episode  here!!! :D

Besides, I don't think I need a license to fly.  I am a fairy with wings... ;)

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Melissa

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2006, 12:14:54 pm »
I don't have any dumb licence or whatever. But I have played Flight Simulator many times. :) I am SURE there would be no problem if an ememrgency came up.

Bri
That's exactly where I am too. :)

Melissa

Kate

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2006, 01:47:13 pm »
Oh god I *adore* flying, but I've only piloted sailplanes. I took quite a few lessons in my youth, including a gazillion takeoffs (kinda weird in a glider since you're tethered to the tow plane) but never got as far as a license.

Landing a sailplane is an exercise in terror. VERY steep angle, spoilers out, praying to god you timed everything right, because you do NOT get a second chance, lol... only did that a few times (with instructor).

And I love that you don't exactly sit in one, it's not like sitting in a chair, it's more like you're lying on your back almost, strapped tight, cockpit glass wrapped an inch over your head, very much PART of the plane, not sitting IN one, if you know what I mean. It's just.. beautiful.

These days, I just go to the same place and buy an ordinary ride, and "accidentally" let slip that I once took lessons, lol... the pilot usually offers to let me fly it then... and it's beautiful... no sound except the wind (and NO sound whatsoever if you stall it for fun, lol). Very, very graceful, peaceful and gentle movements... watching for birds circling in thermals and mimicking their movements... watching thunderheads popping up in the distance... sigh.

rhonda13000

Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2007, 04:28:26 am »
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Re: Pilot's Licence
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2019, 06:17:05 pm »
Voted "always wanted one", however our oldest daughter has earned her FAA commercial pilot's license just this year at age 28, along with her IR / high performance endorsements. My soul mate and I work so she can get her next endorsement (SES)  :)

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