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Started by ClaireBlooming, January 16, 2024, 05:17:02 PM

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ClaireBlooming

Any aviators/aviatrixes?  We had an aviation thread on here but it may have been a casualty of the crash.

Been flying for almost 30 years, I'm flying widebodies at a legacy airline now.  I've also gotten back into GA.  I fly a 182 regularly and I'm getting my helicopter add-on, which was always a lifelong goal of mine.  Next stop after I financially recover from the helicopter rating  ;D will be a taildragger endorsement.

It's amazing how many gender-diverse people I've met that are in aviation.  Back in the old IRC days, when our computers ran off of steam power, mentioning aviation could turn a trans chat room into a hangar flying session.  In fact, the first trans woman I ever met was a helicopter CFI. 

--Claire
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BlueJaye

I was a student pilot several years ago. I ended up quitting due to financial constraints. But I am currently part of an aviation startup that I might be saying more about in the near future.
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D'Amalie

I too began flight school but found it a richer citizen's game.  Now my health precludes trying again.

Good luck with the venture.  Find your balance and keep on keeping on!
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Donica

I got my PPL back in 1988. My time consist mostly in Cessna 152's, 172's, Piper PA-28's, and recently a PA-18 Super Cub, that a dear friend owns. You're not catching me at my best in this photo. This was 2 weeks post-op from GCS revision.


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maledrafty

Quote from: BlueJaye on January 16, 2024, 06:34:09 PMI was a student pilot several years ago. I ended up quitting due to financial constraints. But I am currently part of an aviation startup that I might be saying more about in the near future. doodle baseball
Can you introduce the aviation startup you are working on in detail? I'm really curious about that

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Hello maledrafty

My name is Sarah B and I would also like to formally, Welcome you to Susan's Place!

I see that other members of Susan's have also welcomed you as well.  Other than your interest in flying, what brings you to Susan's?

Once you feel comfortable here, it would be appreciated if you add a little bit more about yourself in the other forums and threads.  I would appreciate it very much as, I'm always interested in learning something new about new members

In addition members of Susan's will more than likely will discuss problems or issues that are similar to yours as most have experienced these issues as well.

Take care and all the best for the future.

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KathyLauren

I just discovered this thread.  I joined the RCAF (except it wasn't "royal" back then) when I was in university.  I trained as a pilot and then a flying instructor.  I totally loved the flying and especially the instructing.  I was in the air force for 8 years in all.

But I wasn't cut out for military life.  It would be many decades in the future before I figured out why.  I got my civilian commercial pilot's license when I got out, but there were unemployed pilots sweeping hangar floors at the time, so I went with my Plan B and got into IT, another career that attracts trans people.  The attraction is likely the same: machines don't judge.

I kept up my medical for a few years, but found that I was renting a Cherokee every three months just to stay current enough that I could rent it again three months later.  That seemed a bit pointless.  I still love to talk about flying, though.  :D

Quote from: ClaireBlooming on January 16, 2024, 05:17:02 PMBack in the old IRC days, when our computers ran off of steam power, mentioning aviation could turn a trans chat room into a hangar flying session.

LOL.  That is still true, as our long-suffering host discovered on a trans Zoom meeting last Saturday!
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BlueJaye

Quote from: maledrafty on June 10, 2024, 09:55:34 PMCan you introduce the aviation startup you are working on in detail? I'm really curious about that
No, we are still fundraising and it would be risky to say much more about it.