OT- Any pilots in Denver?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Bad Wolf, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. AviatorTroy

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    This is clearly the best example of the strategic capabilities of that particular aircraft.

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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    So....When is the next meet up? My calendar is getting pretty packed, but it would be nice. Perfect Landing has an omelet with my name on it just waiting for the eggs to be cracked.
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    Sat? 11am?
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    That might work for me. My son has hockey right up the street on Saturday mornings..
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    That could work for me too. 11:00 am Saturday. I know most of next week is booked already.
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    Norm,

    I can't thank you enough for the invaluable phone call yesterday. Your info has given my wife and I a great insight into this journey our son is hoping to start. We have a prior deal this Sat. but will follow this thread to keep track of your next meetup. Thanks again.

    Keith
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    11 am sat it is! Look forward to seeing everyone there.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    We'll make it another time.
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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Looks like I’m going to miss another one.

    I’m half way to NY to start the MABDR on Sunday. Fall colors are going to be amazing... hope the rain holds off.

    Enjoy the meet up, hopefully I’ll make one of them.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    I’m here. I have a window seat. Norm
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    Good flight this afternoon in a Sparrowhawk. New instructor did a great job helping my confidence in the airplane, despite a little cross wind. We did straight navigation (in a 10 knot cross wind and mild gusts), a few turns, and a couple stalls. Overall a lot of fun.

    @oldmanb777 great advise to "downgrade" my airplane to the 152. It was a tight fit getting in and out, but overall the flight experience definitely felt more hands on, requiring better understanding and finesse at the controls. Thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate it.

    Watching for future slots to get back up in the air again and not let this opportunity go to waste.
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  12. AviatorTroy

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    When I was flight instructing I always vastly preferred the flying qualities of a 152 over the 172. Especially when teaching landings.

    I’m not sure if there are any Piper warrior or archers for rent at APA but I’d have to say the PA28 of any flavor were my favorite light airplanes. They fly like a bigger airplane, more stable and low wings are easier to land in a crosswind.
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    We have a selection of Pipers too.

    Based on Norm's suggestions and my discussions with my CFIx I think I will stick with the 152 through the winter and get my Private Pilot on that, then transition into one of the larger Pipers to start working on my commercial and get rated on something long range and fast for family vacations to Arizona and New Mexico, maybe one of the Diamonds.

    https://americanflightschools.com/aircraft/?loc=378

    I'm thinking of going the CFI route and CAP to build some hours and once I start on my commercial, probably quit my current job and start working CFI and on the ground at Centennial doing something that gets my face out there for a Corporate pilot opportunities. The terminal at Aspen shares space with Denver Air Connect and Key-Lime air, so already inadvertently met a couple of their pilots recently.
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    UAL's opening up a new pilot hiring program.

    No first-hand knowledge, but maybe someone here might be interested-- they say they want to hire 10,000 pilots in the next ten years.



    https://unitedaviate.com/

    And to keep it in the spirit of the thread-- UAL has a DEN domicile: 737, 320, 757, 787.
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    Nice morning here at Centennial, first deice of the season.
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    Glad that's you, and not me! been there done that...………….:deal
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  17. SPX

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    In case it hasn’t been addressed, nobody flying at Emirates is making $500k per year. Half that, yes.
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    Been addressed. I miscalculated something along the lines. Still was damn good money (at least in my broke eyes).
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    ... But no better than that which US airlines pay after a few years. And you don’t have to live in Dubai to get it.
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    The greed in me says drawing that quickly, and tax free, without having to do the few years part (especially at my age) is the draw.


    BUT....before we derail a good thread with CSM stuff...this thread is about flying in Denver and advise / meet n greet / networking of inmate pilots.

    Other than that, I haven't yet been to Dubai so can't have a rational conversation for or against it as yet.