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Old 10-05-2013, 05:02 AM   #166
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So I am week 2 now. I did 2 hours before starting the official training. Last weekend 1 hour, this weekend 2 hours, and now booked in for 2 hours every sat. I took in what Beemer Bob said, and what the CFI said and opted to do 2 sessions on a weekend. Each session is one hour of ground school, and one hour of flight time. Best I can do at this stage.

So the plan is to continue the 2 session weekend, and hopefully when I get downtime at work I can pick up some more lessons.

Tips for a noob are welcome!
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:17 AM   #167
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So I am week 2 now. I did 2 hours before starting the official training. Last weekend 1 hour, this weekend 2 hours, and now booked in for 2 hours every sat. I took in what Beemer Bob said, and what the CFI said and opted to do 2 sessions on a weekend. Each session is one hour of ground school, and one hour of flight time. Best I can do at this stage.

So the plan is to continue the 2 session weekend, and hopefully when I get downtime at work I can pick up some more lessons.

Tips for a noob are welcome!
Tip #1: make sure you keep the big fan up front turning. And if you don't believe its a fan, just wait and see how much you sweat when it stops turning.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:21 AM   #168
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Fly as much as you can, as often as you can. I soloed at 7 hours and took my checkride at 40.2.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:04 AM   #169
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Fly as much as you can, as often as you can. I soloed at 7 hours and took my checkride at 40.2.

There is no way in hell I will solo at 7 hours! Maybe 27!

I am booking in as much flight time as I can afford, both time wise and money wise.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:35 AM   #170
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Fly as much as you can, as often as you can. I soloed at 7 hours and took my checkride at 40.2.
I think I beat you, but I'd have to check my log book. Soloed in 6 hours and PPL at 40 or 41 hours. So your instructor was sick you too?
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:29 AM   #171
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My instructor was my new father in law. No bs from him. He signed the book and sent me to the examiner. As soon as I got the ppl I loaded up his daughter in the 1965 c172 and flew from Florida to Newport for a wedding. We did spend a few unplanned nights but it was a helluva good time.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #172
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There is no way in hell I will solo at 7 hours! Maybe 27!

I am booking in as much flight time as I can afford, both time wise and money wise.
Not to be a downer, but aviation takes a lot of time and money. Unless there is a viable need to maintain a plane/currency it doesn't make a great deal of sense for most. I am in the business, and even I have a hard time justifying it. I sold my airplane some time ago, but am interested in the ultralight/ grass strip kind of thing. Seems like the advrider of aviation. General aviation in the US is on the outs, especially the average owner flown bug smasher.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #173
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So I am week 2 now. I did 2 hours before starting the official training. Last weekend 1 hour, this weekend 2 hours, and now booked in for 2 hours every sat. I took in what Beemer Bob said, and what the CFI said and opted to do 2 sessions on a weekend. Each session is one hour of ground school, and one hour of flight time. Best I can do at this stage.

So the plan is to continue the 2 session weekend, and hopefully when I get downtime at work I can pick up some more lessons.

Tips for a noob are welcome!
Good luck and don't get discouraged. I exercised my privileges as a PP yesterday and flew to New Philadelphia, OH for the Ohio Bush Planes flyin.....I took my Tcraft and would/could out perform 90% of the big tired crowd there.
The threat of rain shortened our stay but we had a good time.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:36 AM   #174
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Good luck and don't get discouraged. I exercised my privileges as a PP yesterday and flew to New Philadelphia, OH for the Ohio Bush Planes flyin.....I took my Tcraft and would/could out perform 90% of the big tired crowd there.
The threat of rain shortened our stay but we had a good time.
I'm jealous that you were far enough east to avoid the storms. My wife and I returned a car to my in-laws yesterday. We met in Cambridge, OH (in-laws were driving from Steubenville). The original plan was for me to fly to Zainesville in the Cub and my wife and I would fly back after she dropped off the car. Woke up to thunderstorms. Sure, it was faster to drive than to fly the Cub, but not near as fun.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #175
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I'm jealous that you were far enough east to avoid the storms. My wife and I returned a car to my in-laws yesterday. We met in Cambridge, OH (in-laws were driving from Steubenville). The original plan was for me to fly to Zainesville in the Cub and my wife and I would fly back after she dropped off the car. Woke up to thunderstorms. Sure, it was faster to drive than to fly the Cub, but not near as fun.
Storms hit New Philly around 3 o'clock. We had already landed at my home field by then (55I). Haze very bad but we had at least 3 mile visibility......Lots of Cubs at PHD.....4 Tcraft.....
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #176
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Not to be a downer, but aviation takes a lot of time and money. Unless there is a viable need to maintain a plane/currency it doesn't make a great deal of sense for most. I am in the business, and even I have a hard time justifying it. I sold my airplane some time ago, but am interested in the ultralight/ grass strip kind of thing. Seems like the advrider of aviation. General aviation in the US is on the outs, especially the average owner flown bug smasher.
Also look into experimental planes. Vast array of cool stuff available and lots of fun people doing it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #177
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Yep. Know that side as well. Might be the way to go in the future. Still a decent Vans/lanceair that is worth having is pretty good coin.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:17 AM   #178
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Started circuits today. 10knot crosswinds gusting 15. Plenty of thermals. Great day for a first timer! Instructor seemed pretty impressed given the conditions. I was nervous going into it, but ends up far to busy to even think about nerves.

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:50 AM   #179
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:56 AM   #180
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Started circuits today. 10knot crosswinds gusting 15. Plenty of thermals. Great day for a first timer! Instructor seemed pretty impressed given the conditions. I was nervous going into it, but ends up far to busy to even think about nerves.

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