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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2014, 11:23:33 PM »
My friend who owns a flying school recently took my dad and a few friends from FRG to upstate Michigan. It was a twin engine though, not sure which one.
I would guess a Piper Seneca if he was using the school's twin engine

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2014, 11:25:05 PM »
I would guess a Piper Seneca if he was using the school's twin engine
Google imaged it and sounds about right....
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2014, 11:35:55 PM »
@shtank: if I may ask, what kind of plane do you fly? And do you fly for a living?
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2014, 11:40:29 PM »
@shtank: if I may ask, what kind of plane do you fly? And do you fly for a living?
I do not fly for a living. I don't have a commercial license so I am not allowed to charge for flying. Up until now I have flown a bunch of different types of Piper Cherokees. I have a couple of hours in Cessnas but nothing major. I plan on transitioning to Cessnas in the very near future.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2014, 11:42:49 PM »
I do not fly for a living. I don't have a commercial license so I am not allowed to charge for flying. Up until now I have flown a bunch of different types of Piper Cherokees. I have a couple of hours in Cessnas but nothing major. I plan on transitioning to Cessnas in the very near future.
Gosh I'm so jealous, if only I could afford such a hobby :P
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2014, 11:51:22 PM »
Gosh I'm so jealous, if only I could afford such a hobby :P
Well, then we're in the same boat pretty much. At least as of now. The ma'alah I had was getting my license before I got married. At this point, however, I spend maybe between $1k and $2k a year on it (usually closer to $1k). I try to go as often as I can with others who are willing to chip in.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2014, 11:51:56 PM »
Gosh I'm so jealous, if only I could afford such a hobby :P
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2014, 12:02:48 AM »
The ma'alah I had was getting my license before I got married.
Yeah, one of my regrets...
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2014, 12:34:28 AM »
thanks for all the replies @shtank definitely gonna havta to think about considering it

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2014, 12:39:16 AM »
Well, then we're in the same boat pretty much. At least as of now. The ma'alah I had was getting my license before I got married. At this point, however, I spend maybe between $1k and $2k a year on it (usually closer to $1k). I try to go as often as I can with others who are willing to chip in.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2014, 12:47:53 AM »
Well, then we're in the same boat pretty much. At least as of now. The ma'alah I had was getting my license before I got married. At this point, however, I spend maybe between $1k and $2k a year on it (usually closer to $1k). I try to go as often as I can with others who are willing to chip in.
Missed the boat on that part, but slowly but surely, my log book is getting filled

Eta: had once a relative call me to discuss (as he was looking into getting lessons), and he asked me if my wife has an issue that I take lessons, well, a day after Sheva Bruchas, my wife joined me on an intro lessons...
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2014, 07:13:29 PM »
You can fly as long as your bladder can hold. It is very practical to fly for vacation (providing can afford costs). If you want to consider purchasing, it doesn't really make sense unless you fly more than 100 hours per year.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2014, 10:20:20 PM »


You can fly as long as your bladder can hold.
Or bring a bottle? :P


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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2014, 10:23:06 PM »
You can fly as long as your bladder can hold. It is very practical to fly for vacation (providing can afford costs). If you want to consider purchasing, it doesn't really make sense unless you fly more than 100 hours per year.
Isn't it extremely un-economical?

ETA: NVM Just saw you wrote "(providing can afford costs)"
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2014, 10:24:23 PM »
Depends really on the trip length, but mostly yes. There are some that are not worried about costs.