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Title: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: AR_dustoff on October 04, 2011, 04:14:49 pm

UH-60 Blackhawks - 1000 hours
UH-72 Lakota       -   400 hours
OH-58 Kiowa        -   500 hours

C-152 - 40 hours
C-172 - 20 hours
Citaborea- 5 hours

Working on fixed wing ratings...right now just need to fly 3 hours with CFI and get signed off.  My dad bought a Citaborea about a year ago, so I gotta get my tailwheel signoff sometime too!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: bvillepig on October 04, 2011, 04:36:51 pm
 :) :)

Life Long dream fulfilled in 2004 at 54 with a Private and then Instrument Rating

50 Hours C172
350 Archer III
1150 Saratoga HP
 1 Hour Demo Cirrus SR22
 1 Hour Corvalis 400

Congratulations to all you professionals. I admire you.
Next dream is to at least fly a Turbine,  even if only for one Hour !!!!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: fdx flyer on October 04, 2011, 04:42:37 pm
Training - Navy T-34, T-44, and T-2  -  230 hrs

E-2C Hawkeye - 1170 hrs
T-2C Buckeye Instructor - 840 hrs
T-45C Goshawk Instructor - 170 hrs

Carrier Landings - 229  (159 day, 70 night)

Comair CRJ-200  400 hrs

FedEx 727, A300, A310, 777  - 1670 hrs

Maule M5-210C - 110 hrs
Beechcraft N35 Bonanza - 80 hrs

Approximate Total - 4700 hrs


Hey AR_dustoff - got my tailwheel signoff back in 2003.  I've got about 200 hrs of tailwheel time now - by no means a pro - but I love it.  I'm sure you'll pick it right up, since you're used to using your feet to fly.   
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: The Chief on October 04, 2011, 04:51:25 pm
Bell Jet Ranger (TH-67 Creek)- ~70
AH-64D Longbow Apache- 1028
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: fdx flyer on October 04, 2011, 04:54:57 pm
Hey bvillepig - funny that you want to get turbine time.  All but about 250 of my 4700 hours is turbine.  I couldn't wait to own my own plane and get some piston time!  Dream finally came true when I got my Maule back in 2002.  It took me 6 years to restore it though, so I've only been flying general aviation planes for about 3 years now.  It's so different than flying for a living.  Both are great, but it sure is nice to go wherever you want on a nice VFR day.

You've built up a lot of flight time in just 7 years.  You must really have the bug!  or use it for business - or both.

I sold the Maule a little over a year ago and got a Bonanza.  Love it!  I live just south of Memphis.  My wife and I and another couple flew to Oxford Sunday to have a late lunch on the square.  It was a great little trip.  When we were getting ready to leave a TBM 850 pulled up next to us.  That was a sweet machine.  It even gave me a little turbine envy too!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 04, 2011, 04:55:37 pm
Training - Navy T-34C, Air Force T-1A - 250 hours

T-1A Instructor - 1150 hours

Private License from LIT in a Diamond DA-20 - 41 hours

I've always wanted to get my tailwheel sign off.  I was considering going to the U-2 after this and was going to get try for about 10 hours of tail wheel time.  I decided against it but still want the tail wheel time.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 04, 2011, 04:57:06 pm
Hey bvillepig - funny that you want to get turbine time.  All but about 250 of my 4700 hours is turbine.  I couldn't wait to own my own plane and get some piston time!  Dream finally came true when I got my Maule back in 2002.  It took me 6 years to restore it though, so I've only been flying general aviation planes for about 3 years now.  It's so different than flying for a living.  Both are great, but it sure is nice to go wherever you want on a nice VFR day.

You've built up a lot of flight time in just 7 years.  You must really have the bug!  or use it for business - or both.

I sold the Maule a little over a year ago and got a Bonanza.  Love it!  I live just south of Memphis.  My wife and I and another couple flew to Oxford Sunday to have a late lunch on the square.  It was a great little trip.  When we were getting ready to leave a TBM 850 pulled up next to us.  That was a sweet machine.  It even gave me a little turbine envy too!


That's funny, the exact same thing for me.  I've got 1350 hours and only 41 of it is piston time.  I'd like to spend a little more time VFR in a piston as well.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: fdx flyer on October 04, 2011, 05:12:45 pm
I've always wanted to get my tailwheel sign off.  I was considering going to the U-2 after this and was going to get try for about 10 hours of tail wheel time.  I decided against it but still want the tail wheel time.

I've got a couple of Navy buddies whose airplanes went away (one Tomcat guy, one S-3 guy).  They both did an interservice transfer to the AF and now fly U2s.  Seems like they like it.  One just got back from a tour in Korea.  I think C130s in LR would be more fun though - especially since you're a hog fan.

FlyingRzrbkAF, looks like you're the moderator for the new forum?  If so, that's pretty sweet.  Now you can put "When Pigs Fly" forum moderator on Hogville.net on your resume.  If I was doing the hiring at FedEx you'd be a shoe-in!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 04, 2011, 07:07:54 pm
I've got a couple of Navy buddies whose airplanes went away (one Tomcat guy, one S-3 guy).  They both did an interservice transfer to the AF and now fly U2s.  Seems like they like it.  One just got back from a tour in Korea.  I think C130s in LR would be more fun though - especially since you're a hog fan.

FlyingRzrbkAF, looks like you're the moderator for the new forum?  If so, that's pretty sweet.  Now you can put "When Pigs Fly" forum moderator on Hogville.net on your resume.  If I was doing the hiring at FedEx you'd be a shoe-in!

Absolutely, at least you'll know what resume is mine when you see it on there!  Fed Ex would be a great post-military job for me if I could live near Arkansas again.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: bvillepig on October 04, 2011, 07:47:53 pm
I do have the bug !!  I am not flying as much for business as I did because of the economy. However my son and daughter in law live in the Bentonville Area. They had two beautiful grandaughters who are now 8 and 6.

 I do spend a lot of hours between northeast Arkansas  and there.

 TBM 850 would be perfect !!!

I can't wait to hear some of the stories you guys and I am sure gals have.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on October 04, 2011, 08:51:20 pm
I bought 50% of a 182 sept 1st. Currently have just over 35 hours. I have another 12 in a 172 from my college days.

I have been in the right seat of a Mooney, Champ, 310, Commander, C-206, my father owned them or a share growing up. I am (to be) a 3rd generation pilot. We have 7 cousins and uncles that hold a private and 5 of them own an airplane, 4 of us are 32 or younger. I am one of two male cousins that isn't a pilot. It's in my blood.

My dad will turn over 29,000 hours by the end of the year. Nope... That's not a typo. He is 61 and they will have to make him quit, and he has never worked for an airline.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 04, 2011, 09:03:43 pm


My dad will turn over 29,000 hours by the end of the year. Nope... That's not a typo. He is 61 and they will have to make him quit, and he has never worked for an airline.

Holy smokes!  What does he do?
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: BloodRedHog on October 04, 2011, 09:44:14 pm
300 total hours
Most in a PA32 Piper Saratoga Turbo SP
Some in a Cessna 172, 182 and a Piper Arrow

Based at KAPA
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 04, 2011, 09:58:12 pm
300 total hours
Most in a PA32 Piper Saratoga Turbo SP
Some in a Cessna 172, 182 and a Piper Arrow

Based at KAPA

I love flying in to APA!  It's beautiful up there and I have had some fun adventures there as well.  Good busy airspace practice for you too.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on October 05, 2011, 08:06:09 am
Holy smokes!  What does he do?

started out in the army, farmed, crop dusted and flew checks for a bank early on... there were days when i was a kid, during harvest he was working 20 hours a day. now he is a pipeline pilot. flys about 25-28 hours per week/11-1200 per year. he has--without question--one of the best aviation jobs you can get, maybe best job ever. he is currently flying a 2010 c-206 full glass panels a/c and all the other trimming you can imagine. its awesome. in about a month they are starting to migrate to expedition aircraft. he was just in canada and flew the red and black plane you see on the webpage, follow the link below. when he gets it, i will post pics, supposedly an awesome flying airplane.

http://www.expeditionaircraft.com/Home.aspx

i am proud of him, if you cant tell. a few months ago received an award for having 20k+ hours incident/accident free. there are only 4 other pilots in the corporate world who have more hours with less.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: ADAM_713 on October 05, 2011, 08:08:00 am
50 in a Maule
20 in 152
10 in 172
50 DA-20

give or take.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: dc10x1103 on October 05, 2011, 08:15:07 am
727    dc10   md11    tt- 25,000    flew for fedex for over 27 yrs until i retired       been flying corporate for the person who started tcby for 10 yrs in a falcon50.    my son is now in the left seat of an airbus for fedex.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: HawgPilot on October 05, 2011, 12:13:15 pm
810 hrs TT
45 hrs Cessna 150
60 hrs PA 28
122 hrs C172
40 hrs BE 58(baron)
543 T182 Turbo
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 05, 2011, 01:03:43 pm
727    dc10   md11    tt- 25,000    flew for fedex for over 27 yrs until i retired       been flying corporate for the person who started tcby for 10 yrs in a falcon50.    my son is now in the left seat of an airbus for fedex.

More fedex guys, I love it, I've heard it's never too early to start making your connections and shaking the right hands.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on October 05, 2011, 09:27:06 pm
1000 or so hours in single engine-150, 152, 172, 177, 182, Cub, 210, Tramahawk
20 in an Aztec
100 or so in a Duchess
1600ish in a Baron hauling checks
410 in a Fokker F27
300ish in a Lear 25
50 or so in Lear 35
1800 in Saab 340
3500 CRJ200
125 A320/319
1200 MD-11
3300 or so in 757&767

I work at UPS
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 05, 2011, 09:29:11 pm
Fed Ex and UPS, all kinds of good networking for us on this board.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on October 05, 2011, 09:35:30 pm
Fed Ex and UPS, all kinds of good networking for us on this board.

If you are lucky enough to be able to pick between the two, go FedEx.  But, the reality is, take the first good offer.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: dc10x1103 on October 06, 2011, 10:21:49 am
If you are lucky enough to be able to pick between the two, go FedEx.  But, the reality is, take the first good offer.
it was sheer luck that i was in the right spot at the right time with fedex.  i started in 1972 with them, flying a falcon 20, and ended flying all over the world in a dc10. 
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: MemphisHawg on October 06, 2011, 07:29:25 pm
500 hours C172
250 hours Piper Dakota
385 hours A36 Bonanza
75 hours in C152, Piper Arrow, C-177RG, C310, PA-44

Two of my passions: Hogs and Flying. What a great idea to add this to the site!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: MemphisHawg on October 06, 2011, 07:33:34 pm
it was sheer luck that i was in the right spot at the right time with fedex.  i started in 1972 with them, flying a falcon 20, and ended flying all over the world in a dc10. 

I'll bet your signature is on the picture I saw hanging on the wall in the board room at FedEx. It was a memento to FWS signed by about a dozen (I think-it's been awhile since I saw it) of the original pilots.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: MDH on October 07, 2011, 10:55:19 am
~500 Hours TT
spread fairly evenly between C182, C172, C210, C310, Piper Cherokees of various flavors, Piper Comanche and Vans RV-6a. 

There are a bunch of different ones that I have an hour or two here and there in.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Sooiepride on October 09, 2011, 11:44:43 am
And the award for lowest time goes to.....

80 hours TT, 48 hours PIC!

All in a C172, C150, and a Cherokee 160 and 180.

Started toward my PPL back at the Wright Patterson AFB Aero Club in 05 and last flew in 08.  I love flying and want to get back into it, but I just can't afford it right now.  Was a civil engineering Captain in the Air Force, got out and took a 20% paycut and had 2 small additions to the family, so....

I am helping to start a Civil Air Patrol squadron in our town here in East Texas.  We are solely a cadet squadron and therefore we don't have any aircraft assigned to us.  Just need a few more pilots to have the possibility of getting and aircraft assigned.  Any pilots around Nacogdoches, TX, interested in joining the CAP? LOL!!!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: theFlyingHog on October 09, 2011, 05:30:39 pm
it was sheer luck that i was in the right spot at the right time with fedex.  i started in 1972 with them, flying a falcon 20, and ended flying all over the world in a dc10.
Do you know a gentleman by the name of Collins? I believe he was at fedex before he flew for jerry jones.

I've got about 270 hours
100ish in DA-20, 150ish in C172 and around 16 in BE76
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: dc10x1103 on October 10, 2011, 08:09:09 am
Do you know a gentleman by the name of Collins? I believe he was at fedex before he flew for jerry jones.

I've got about 270 hours
100ish in DA-20, 150ish in C172 and around 16 in BE76
he was not a line pilot.  if he had a flying position, he flew the corporate aircraft.  i know the name but i never met him.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: theFlyingHog on October 10, 2011, 01:05:08 pm
he was not a line pilot.  if he had a flying position, he flew the corporate aircraft.  i know the name but i never met him.
Ah. He's a friend of my grandparents. I've heard a few stories about him but only met him a few times.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Hogbus320 on October 20, 2011, 12:32:54 pm
7000 and change mostly EMB145 and A320

about 1500 of it (pre airline days) was a slew of Cessna's and Beechcraft's.

Flying for Sir Richard Branson now.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: MDH on October 20, 2011, 06:22:52 pm
7000 and change mostly EMB145 and A320

about 1500 of it (pre airline days) was a slew of Cessna's and Beechcraft's.

Flying for Sir Richard Branson now.

I'm going to KHOT tomorrow to work on a 145 they are trying to resurrect after sitting for 4 years or so.

Well maybe someday you can fly Branson into space ;) Or at least tag along.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on October 21, 2011, 11:47:41 am
I'm going to KHOT tomorrow to work on a 145 they are trying to resurrect after sitting for 4 years or so.

Well maybe someday you can fly Branson into space ;) Or at least tag along.

I would hate to be the test pilot for that one!  Yikes!  I flew an Md11 that had been sitting in Brazil for a few years.  NOT FUN!!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Hogbus320 on October 21, 2011, 01:52:16 pm
I'm going to KHOT tomorrow to work on a 145 they are trying to resurrect after sitting for 4 years or so.

Well maybe someday you can fly Branson into space ;) Or at least tag along.

Actually the application window for VG is open right now and even though they said %50 of the Pilot Cadre will come from VAmerica, VAtlantic, VAustraila, and VBlue, their minimums are a bit lofty and I am way too underqualified for it:  Ph.D. in astrophysics, Academy Grad preferred, 1000 as test pilot, 100 as test pilot instructor, previous space experience preferred (NASA jockies)...I'm just a hillbilly who got lucky
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: MDH on October 21, 2011, 09:11:06 pm
Actually the application window for VG is open right now and even though they said %50 of the Pilot Cadre will come from VAmerica, VAtlantic, VAustraila, and VBlue, their minimums are a bit lofty and I am way too underqualified for it:  Ph.D. in astrophysics, Academy Grad preferred, 1000 as test pilot, 100 as test pilot instructor, previous space experience preferred (NASA jockies)...I'm just a hillbilly who got lucky

Even a hillbilly can dream ;)  When I first saw the whole video about Spaceship One I was blown away.  Until that point I'd never been a big fan of Rutan, but he earned my respect with that one.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: rzrbkred on November 05, 2011, 11:00:30 am
Looking to fulfill my dream of flying. Anyone know if there is an instructor in SeAr? Pine bluff or Monticello?
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Dutch on November 07, 2011, 11:45:48 am
Chronologically:

60 in C152/C172 at ASG while at the University

about 230 in T-6 @Hell Rio/T-44 in Corpus/C-130H2 @Dobbins/Atlanta

around 700 in C-130H2 here in Fort Worth, TX for the Guard.  Best job ever.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: rzrbkred on November 08, 2011, 07:52:13 pm
Ner mind
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on November 08, 2011, 08:15:23 pm
Looking to fulfill my dream of flying. Anyone know if there is an instructor in SeAr? Pine bluff or Monticello?

Sorry, I am in Kansas hunting... I have to think there are options in Pine Bluff...
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: TeufelHog on November 12, 2011, 06:34:46 pm
          T-34C = 105 Hrs:  TH-57 = 137 Hrs:  CH-46E = 2,071 Hrs:  Total = 2,313 Hrs
                                                   "Phrogs Phorever"

Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on November 12, 2011, 09:59:27 pm
          T-34C = 105 Hrs:  TH-57 = 137 Hrs:  CH-46E = 2,071 Hrs:  Total = 2,313 Hrs
                                                   "Phrogs Phorever"



sweet...
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on November 12, 2011, 11:36:47 pm
          T-34C = 105 Hrs:  TH-57 = 137 Hrs:  CH-46E = 2,071 Hrs:  Total = 2,313 Hrs
                                                   "Phrogs Phorever"



Whiting or Corpus for primary?  I was a VT-3 guy at Whiting for T34s.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: TeufelHog on November 13, 2011, 06:36:53 pm
Same, same . . . VT-3 and HT-8 at Whiting Field.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on November 13, 2011, 09:19:14 pm
Same, same . . . VT-3 and HT-8 at Whiting Field.

Very nice, my brother in law just came to me as a student in T-1's from Whiting.  VT-3 and VT-6 now are T-6B squadrons and VT-2 is holding out with the T-34's.  By the spring all 3 primary squadrons at Whiting should be T-6B and they will move to start upgrading Corpus.

Nothing can quite compare to the T-34 as a primary trainer.  I've had students who were T-34, T-6A, and now T-6B and the best thinkers with the best situational awareness were always T-34 guys.  Instruments skills were the best from the T-34 as well.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: BayBoy on November 19, 2011, 09:31:21 am
Received my PPL in 2009.   Approx 160 hrs, mostly 172.
Two flights to FL.   Also to MO MS and to AL.   Many to TX.
Diagnosed with cancer in April, 2011 and placed myself under 61.53.

I miss it like crazy.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: flynhog on November 20, 2011, 10:36:50 pm
UH-1, AH-1, and OH-58 Helicopters C-12 and C-26 All military.

Every SE Cessna made it seems- 177RG is my favorite.  Most SE pipers too.

BAe3100 Jetstream
B727
DC-9
A320
CE560XL/XLS for Netjets these days.

Waiting on the powerball numbers to get right so I can get my flower garden going.

WPS!  Beat LSU!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on October 25, 2012, 04:18:35 pm
thought this was a thread worth stickyin'... i will go in and clean it up... feel free to copy/paste and update... if it doesnt get any activity we will remove...
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on October 26, 2012, 12:36:22 pm
I'm up over 230 total hours now.  Began in May 2011 with zero hours, obtained PP on 10-19-2011. 
Planes:
Cessna 150 - around 70 hrs or so 
Cessna 210 - only an hour or so
1967 Navion Rangemaster - only an hour or so
Cessna 172 - Couple of hours
Mooney M20A - only an hour or so
Piper Cherokee 180 -less than an hour
Citabria - 2 hours
1967 Cessna 182K - My primary airplane, the balance of my total time is in this and a couple of other 182s

 
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on October 26, 2012, 12:51:34 pm
my updated times:

C182 - 188hrs
C172 - 3hrs
C152 - 3hrs
FBA3 - 1hr

Have some right seat time in a Baron, 414 and C206's.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Hankweb on October 29, 2012, 01:11:26 pm
Cessna 150/152 - 78 hrs
Cessna 172       - 230 hrs
Cessna 182       - 32 hrs
Cessna 206       - 38 hrs
Cessna 210       - 102 hrs
Bonanza A36     - 812 hrs
About 15 hrs instruction Pilatus PC 12
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on October 29, 2012, 01:15:11 pm
Welcome aboard, Hank!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: rnclittlerock on October 30, 2012, 01:41:16 am
50-60 in 172s and 152s.

private check ride in the next few weeks, been slacking too long cause it's just fun to putter around central AR solo without having to study anything, lol, i started almost a year ago.

Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Hankweb on October 30, 2012, 09:20:55 am
Thanks so much for the welcome! Great forum....found you guys after reading but not joining for a couple of years. Mostly Monday Morning QB until the "anti"/negative sentiment finally wore me out and  I finally checked what else was on the board, found you guys, and joined.
 Love flying and love having a place to talk about flying related stuff.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on October 30, 2012, 09:37:05 am
Thanks so much for the welcome! Great forum....found you guys after reading but not joining for a couple of years. Mostly Monday Morning QB until the "anti"/negative sentiment finally wore me out and  I finally checked what else was on the board, found you guys, and joined.
 Love flying and love having a place to talk about flying related stuff.

Maybe you mentioned it elsewhere, if so I missed it, but it looks to me like the A36 Bo is what you fly now. Is this correct?  If not, what do you have now?
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Hankweb on October 30, 2012, 10:42:17 am
Yes. The A36 for almost 6 years. Actually in the process of selling half of it.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on October 30, 2012, 03:50:54 pm
About 15 hrs instruction Pilatus PC 12

uh.

jealous.

nice to have you around.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on January 30, 2013, 09:23:41 pm
my updated times:

C182 - 222hrs
C172 - 3hrs
C152 - 3hrs
FBA3 - 1hr
F33A - 1.5hrs
BE58 - 3hrs
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on April 12, 2013, 10:13:25 am
Update:
Busted 300 total yesterday.

Began in May 2011 with zero hours, obtained PP on 10-19-2011. 
Planes:
Cessna 150 - around 75 hrs or so 
Cessna 210 - only an hour or so
1967 Navion Rangemaster - only an hour or so
Cessna 172 - Couple of hours
Mooney M20A - only an hour or so
Piper Cherokee 180 -less than an hour
Citabria - 3 hours
1967 Cessna 182K - My primary airplane, the balance of my total time (~220 or so) is in this and a couple of other 182s
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: RNC on April 12, 2013, 10:42:18 am
About to roll over 100, doesn't add up to a lot in almost two years but seems like a lot starting from scratch, up till now.

I could see another 100 before year's end assuming I escape first annual and prop overhaul with my wallet intact....

Had to drive to DFW last week since the prop didn't get done in time.  For shame!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Blue35 on April 23, 2013, 09:59:48 pm
Started flying in the CAP in the fifties, L16. US Army Flight School in 1966, 3500+ rotary wing with 1800 in RVN, UH-1, C, H, OH6A, AHIG, Cobra transition at Hunter AAF in about 1970.  After military flew offshore in Gulf, Bell 205, 414, Bolkow, S76. 3500+.

The only thing I fly now is a CP210, go to NOLA about twice a year, 2+15 from here and in August, wife makes me take her to Revelstoke, BC.

Once flying is in your blood you never get it out. I certainly miss flying the helicopter, especially the gun ships.  Finest aviators I ever saw were the gunship pilots I flew with in Nam.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Pistol Pete on April 23, 2013, 10:30:27 pm
Started flying in the CAP in the fifties, L16. US Army Flight School in 1966, 3500+ rotary wing with 1800 in RVN, UH-1, C, H, OH6A, AHIG, Cobra transition at Hunter AAF in about 1970.  After military flew offshore in Gulf, Bell 205, 414, Bolkow, S76. 3500+.

The only thing I fly now is a CP210, go to NOLA about twice a year, 2+15 from here and in August, wife makes me take her to Revelstoke, BC.

Once flying is in your blood you never get it out. I certainly miss flying the helicopter, especially the gun ships.  Finest aviators I ever saw were the gunship pilots I flew with in Nam.


We don't allow rookies on here!

Just kidding, I just went past 100 hours in Cessnas. about 40 in a C150, and a little over 60 in a C172.

Welcome!!!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on April 24, 2013, 09:52:43 am
We don't allow rookies on here!

Just kidding, I just went past 100 hours in Cessnas. about 40 in a C150, and a little over 60 in a C172.

Welcome!!!

Flying is flying.  Still one of the best things you can do in your life and one of the greatest accomplishments of man.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on April 24, 2013, 10:03:20 am
Started flying in the CAP in the fifties, L16. US Army Flight School in 1966, 3500+ rotary wing with 1800 in RVN, UH-1, C, H, OH6A, AHIG, Cobra transition at Hunter AAF in about 1970.  After military flew offshore in Gulf, Bell 205, 414, Bolkow, S76. 3500+.

The only thing I fly now is a CP210, go to NOLA about twice a year, 2+15 from here and in August, wife makes me take her to Revelstoke, BC.

Once flying is in your blood you never get it out. I certainly miss flying the helicopter, especially the gun ships.  Finest aviators I ever saw were the gunship pilots I flew with in Nam.


welcome!!!

what year is your 210? i assume the P=pressurized, so its turbo? my cousin has a T210M (1979) i think and i got to play around in it over the weekend. what a traveling machine.

there are a couple of us that reugalarly talk about 182-->206-->210 comparisons, hope you chime in!

i have a client that is (hopefully) about to get in the helo business (Hughes 269C) and has promised me a ride. ive never been in one.

again... welcome--cant wait to hear some of your stories.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Pistol Pete on April 24, 2013, 08:49:21 pm
Flying is flying.  Still one of the best things you can do in your life and one of the greatest accomplishments of man.

I agree!!! His list made me feel highly inferior! Maybe I can catch up a little...
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Blue35 on May 06, 2013, 07:27:59 pm
Flying is flying.  Still one of the best things you can do in your life and one of the greatest accomplishments of man.
Absolutely, I would not trade my time in aviation for a Million dollars. I made about $500 per month flying the gunship in 68 and would have done it for free.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: The Chief on May 07, 2013, 06:12:00 am
Absolutely, I would not trade my time in aviation for a Million dollars. I made about $500 per month flying the gunship in 68 and would have done it for free.

I'm glad I make more flying gunships today.....

J/k.  Good on ya.  You paved the way for whippersnappers such as myself.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Blue35 on May 12, 2013, 09:39:52 am
welcome!!!

what year is your 210? i assume the P=pressurized, so its turbo? my cousin has a T210M (1979) i think and i got to play around in it over the weekend. what a traveling machine.

there are a couple of us that reugalarly talk about 182-->206-->210 comparisons, hope you chime in!

i have a client that is (hopefully) about to get in the helo business (Hughes 269C) and has promised me a ride. ive never been in one.

again... welcome--cant wait to hear some of your stories.
Be careful in that helicopter. You can get in trouble real quick. They were known as TH55 in Army flight school and killed a couple of students at Fort Wolters, TX. My class flew the slower H-23.

Hughes made a great helicopter in the Hughes 500 known as the Cayuse, OH6-A, Loach. We took a carrier load of them to Qui Nhon in 67.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: OldCoot on July 30, 2013, 08:53:55 am
A big thanks to all you military guys.  I was worried that we'd not have good experienced commercial pilots because most of the aviators from Vietnam have retired.  With the wars we've had, one very good thing that comes out of it is that we will have good, experienced, young pilots that have many many hours in the air.  Hopefully, every one of you guys will be flying the public around with Delta, US Air, etc.

It always makes me feel good when I board an airplane and see an experienced combat pilot at the wheel.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on July 30, 2013, 11:10:55 am
A big thanks to all you military guys.  I was worried that we'd not have good experienced commercial pilots because most of the aviators from Vietnam have retired.  With the wars we've had, one very good thing that comes out of it is that we will have good, experienced, young pilots that have many many hours in the air.  Hopefully, every one of you guys will be flying the public around with Delta, US Air, etc.

It always makes me feel good when I board an airplane and see an experienced combat pilot at the wheel.


The experience of the guys who have flown in the past 10 years is definitely a lot different than what the guys got in the late 70s and 80s.  Afghanistan/Iraq/Kuwait/the Arabian Peninsula can be demanding places.  It's not easy getting big aircraft to do what you want when it's 125 degrees out with a 29.38 altimeter with blowing dust at an airfield whose base PA is 3500'+.  There's been a lot of experience built in the past 10 years that should serve the airlines well.  Let's hope the unions allow some of them to be hired.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 01, 2013, 02:52:17 pm
Let's hope the unions allow some of them to be hired.

The Unions don't do the hiring, HR and Labor does that.  About the only thing a union/line pilot can do is give a recommendation or if the guy is a Dbag-throw your 2 cents in the mix.  Other than that, we have NO say as to when or how many get hired.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 01, 2013, 03:06:06 pm
A big thanks to all you military guys.  I was worried that we'd not have good experienced commercial pilots because most of the aviators from Vietnam have retired.  With the wars we've had, one very good thing that comes out of it is that we will have good, experienced, young pilots that have many many hours in the air.  Hopefully, every one of you guys will be flying the public around with Delta, US Air, etc.

It always makes me feel good when I board an airplane and see an experienced combat pilot at the wheel.
I appreciate the military pilots too and have many friends from all branches and aircraft types, however;
I've flown with good and bad pilots from all backgrounds. Either you have "it" or you don't.  Some people, like me, couldn't pass the military medical due to 2 ACL reconstructions will metal screws in my knees.  Magically, I somehow managed to hide my lack of ability from multiple airlines and now fly 767s around the world.  Granted, I'm lucky that I don't have to fly passengers around anymore, but they'll be happier knowing that a civy isn't flying them.

By the way, when you board the plane how do you know the guys up front have seen combat? 
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: OldCoot on August 01, 2013, 05:28:06 pm
I appreciate the military pilots too and have many friends from all branches and aircraft types, however;
I've flown with good and bad pilots from all backgrounds. Either you have "it" or you don't.  Some people, like me, couldn't pass the military medical due to 2 ACL reconstructions will metal screws in my knees.  Magically, I somehow managed to hide my lack of ability from multiple airlines and now fly 767s around the world.  Granted, I'm lucky that I don't have to fly passengers around anymore, but they'll be happier knowing that a civy isn't flying them.

By the way, when you board the plane how do you know the guys up front have seen combat?

I can't tell every one of them but I can tell a lot of them.  And you are right about the combat part, but I can spot a vet a mile a way.  You'll say it's crazy but vets hold themselves different.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 01, 2013, 06:13:59 pm
I can't tell every one of them but I can tell a lot of them.  And you are right about the combat part, but I can spot a vet a mile a way.  You'll say it's crazy but vets hold themselves different.

I fly with them everyday and unless they introduce themselves as "Viper" or "Cooter" I wouldn't know their background just by looking at them.  The good ones don't tell you unless backgrounds are discussed.  It's "Viper" that usually sucks anyway.  I guess I need to get my "combat experienced pilot" radar fixed, work on my posture and find another line of work.  Until I find something that a mere civilian trained with trashed knees pilot is worthy of, I hope I can manage to get your Amazon order from point A to B!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 01, 2013, 07:12:21 pm
but vets hold themselves different.

Left hand, right hand, pinky out, thumb up or is it with between index and thumb?  Is it a secret shake of holding themselves?  I like to hold myself too, but I want to know how to do it correctly so I can get respect.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: OldCoot on August 02, 2013, 10:35:08 am
Left hand, right hand, pinky out, thumb up or is it with between index and thumb?  Is it a secret shake of holding themselves?  I like to hold myself too, but I want to know how to do it correctly so I can get respect.

Not being a prik would be a good start.  It's harder than it looks though.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 02, 2013, 12:01:52 pm
Not being a prik would be a good start.  It's harder than it looks though.

Knowing WTH your talking about before spouting off about crap you don't know goes along way toward me not being a prick. 
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on August 02, 2013, 12:13:21 pm
I will say that there is definitely a difference between guys who come up through the military and switch to the airlines/cargo versus guys who make it through the majors all on their own.  I'm not going to say that one is discernable from the other on an outward appearance or not, however, I would say that the guys who go the distance in the civilian world have a much harder road to travel.  It's not easy accumulating the experience (debt) and surviving as many interviews as they do before making it to the top at places like UPS, Fed Ex, Delta, and so on. 

It is a lot easier for us in the military.  It is very competitive to be selected, but many good guys are left out due to medical requirements.  One of the best guys I went through college and training with never was pilot qual'd due to being slightly color blind.  It's something he was told he had at 20 years old with not idea he suffered from it until he didn't get 100% on the eye exam.

But once in, it's all given to you.  200 hours of pretty intense flying in training in high performance aircraft right out of the gate.  Then it's straight to wide body aircraft or fighters with only a few hundred hours to your name.  It's all right there for free.

It's not as easy to transition from a viper cockpit or a C-17 even to the majors as it once was.  The prior military guys who are in their 40s and 50s and have been flying for Delta and UPS for 15 years had it much easier than the guys who attempt to make the jump today and many take a paycut from their 6 figure military flying career to an $18,000 regional jet job to keep employed while continuing to apply to the majors.  And at that point you're still at the bottom of the list when it comes to line numbers.

It's a give and take.  One is not necessarily inherently better than the other because it comes to experience.  There are guys who are flying KC-10s and C-5s in the Air Force who have only landed at places where there is a nice 10,000 foot runway and a 5 star hotel waiting for them.  While you have the C-130s landing on 4,000' dirt strips at 11,000' of altitude in the mountains in the summer near the equator.  The same is true in the civilian world.  You have pilots who had tough instructors, flew in tough conditions, and then you have guys who progressed early and often and have had a pretty easy go of it so far.  They fly the SFO to Japan route and really only get about 0.5 of hands on yoke time out of a 12 hour flight.  But they might be great mission managers and have the automation and aircraft down pat.

There's no reason to argue over it.  There's definitely room for ribbing each other though, because that's what's fun.  What else do you do while sitting around for the weather to clear up?  Everyone has great experience in some way or another, the best we can do is respect each other's experience and learn from each other as often as we can.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 02, 2013, 01:52:08 pm
My posts weren't meant to take away from the experience and sacrifices of military pilots, but the military vs civilian argument gets so old.  I never got shot at, wasn't deployed for months at a time to the desert or some other less than stellar locale.  I get annoyed by the general public's assumptions about aviation.  Sort of like "don't you want to fly commercial some day?"  Me: "I do fly commercially".  Ignoramus: "you know what I mean; flying people."  Me: "why would I want to take a pay cut?" Ignoramus: deer in headlights look.

As my 767 initial instructor who was a P3 Navy Captain explained about military vs civilian new hires: military guys are more technically proficient with theory and general book knowledge.  Civilian pilots are typically more proficient at stick and rudder flying.  After a year of line flying he can't tell the difference between the two.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: RNC on August 02, 2013, 02:32:48 pm
No need to defend yourself.  There's always a wanna-be segment of the population, someone has to buy those Soldier of Fortune magazines, after all.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on August 02, 2013, 02:33:56 pm
My posts weren't meant to take away from the experience and sacrifices of military pilots, but the military vs civilian argument gets so old.  I never got shot at, wasn't deployed for months at a time to the desert or some other less than stellar locale.  I get annoyed by the general public's assumptions about aviation.  Sort of like "don't you want to fly commercial some day?"  Me: "I do fly commercially".  Ignoramus: "you know what I mean; flying people."  Me: "why would I want to take a pay cut?" Ignoramus: deer in headlights look.

As my 767 initial instructor who was a P3 Navy Captain explained about military vs civilian new hires: military guys are more technically proficient with theory and general book knowledge.  Civilian pilots are typically more proficient at stick and rudder flying.  After a year of line flying he can't tell the difference between the two.


That's crazy to hear that from a P-3 guy.  I used to fly with a bunch of P-3 guys and they could fly them some airplanes.  They do some pretty cool stuff at high speed very very low to the water and it's all hand flown.  It's neat what they can do out over the water where they don't have to worry about hitting terrain and towers.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Brownstreak on August 02, 2013, 02:47:53 pm
He used that as a general rule, but as with anything there are exceptions to the rule.  I've since flown with him on the line numerous times  and he is an exceptional pilot.  I'm fortunate to have had him as an instructor as well.  I certainly thought it was interesting that he said that.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on September 19, 2013, 04:17:17 pm
Update:
Over 350 total after flying last weekend. 

Began in May 2011 with zero hours, obtained PP on 10-19-2011. 
Planes:
Cessna 150 - around 75 hrs or so 
Cessna 210 - only an hour or so
1967 Navion Rangemaster - only an hour or so
Cessna 172 - Couple of hours
Mooney M20A - only an hour or so
Piper Cherokee 180 -less than an hour
Citabria - 3 hours
1967 Cessna 182K - My primary airplane, the balance of my total time is in this and a couple of other 182s
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on September 30, 2013, 01:25:54 pm
Pretty good month...
(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/gotyacovered/null_zps8b8de150.png)
current totals... little behind schedule!!!
(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/gotyacovered/7545a56d86ab23d264ff1f147c04758f.jpg)
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on September 30, 2013, 02:10:51 pm
Update:
Over 350 total after flying last weekend. 

Began in May 2011 with zero hours, obtained PP on 10-19-2011. 
Planes:
Cessna 150 - around 75 hrs or so 
Cessna 210 - only an hour or so
1967 Navion Rangemaster - only an hour or so
Cessna 172 - Couple of hours
Mooney M20A - only an hour or so
Piper Cherokee 180 -less than an hour
Citabria - 3 hours
1967 Cessna 182K - My primary airplane, the balance of my total time is in this and a couple of other 182s


im trying to catch ya... you got your PPL right after i solo'd (9/2/11). got my ticket 2/2/12...
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on December 18, 2013, 10:17:07 am
Busted 400 total yesterday. 
Oldest son in for Christmas, flew he and my daughter-in-law around, then later, finally got in an instrument lesson.
Flew a VOR approach and a GPS approach.   
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on December 24, 2013, 11:22:51 am
Busted 400 total yesterday. 
Oldest son in for Christmas, flew he and my daughter-in-law around, then later, finally got in an instrument lesson.
Flew a VOR approach and a GPS approach.   

i guess you were in VMC? they were fun, werent they? ;D
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on January 02, 2014, 02:25:24 pm
i guess you were in VMC? they were fun, werent they? ;D

Yessir. First trip around it was with no foggles on, just so I could see it once,,,, after that  it was simulated instrument in VMC. 

Since then I had another lesson doing ILS approaches at a towered airport, KLAW. 
However, that's when the suction filter problem, that I asked you about, became evident.  I've been too busy with Christmas, and houseful of family, and hunting trip afterward, to check that out.  I'm almost certain it is the filter, and probably what was wrong back in March last year, so I'm thinking I sent the DG off to have repaired last year for nothing.  Well, I guess it got a good cleaning at the shop, that's about it. 
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on January 24, 2014, 02:38:37 pm
Yessir. First trip around it was with no foggles on, just so I could see it once,,,, after that  it was simulated instrument in VMC. 

Since then I had another lesson doing ILS approaches at a towered airport, KLAW. 
However, that's when the suction filter problem, that I asked you about, became evident.  I've been too busy with Christmas, and houseful of family, and hunting trip afterward, to check that out.  I'm almost certain it is the filter, and probably what was wrong back in March last year, so I'm thinking I sent the DG off to have repaired last year for nothing.  Well, I guess it got a good cleaning at the shop, that's about it. 

good stuff!

i am still waaaaaaay behind in my IFR training.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on January 24, 2014, 02:54:17 pm
2013 Total
(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/gotyacovered/33967e4e8f4b60bf76927c2e632d50e5.jpg)
Total Time
(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/gotyacovered/53d88c32957f7d2cce5621e1aeb4270f.jpg)
from 8-16 thru 9-30 i flew 41.33 hours. Needmore 45 day stretches like that.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Flying Razorback on January 25, 2014, 11:20:28 am
Glad to see you were able to get a variety of experiences in 2013.  It's good to get time in a multi-engine and time in complex aircraft.  Especially with complex aircraft it's good experience to see how busy you can get.  When on an IFR approach and having to worry about all the configuration changes, checklists, instrument cross check, radios, and slow down and timing points you can get yourself behind the airplane pretty quick and forget to go final flaps or get the gear down.

Keep on, get that IFR training when you can.  Even if you're still far from the ticket you could possibly save your bacon if you end up in a bad situation or things change fast on you.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on January 27, 2014, 12:17:07 pm
Glad to see you were able to get a variety of experiences in 2013.  It's good to get time in a multi-engine and time in complex aircraft.  Especially with complex aircraft it's good experience to see how busy you can get.  When on an IFR approach and having to worry about all the configuration changes, checklists, instrument cross check, radios, and slow down and timing points you can get yourself behind the airplane pretty quick and forget to go final flaps or get the gear down.

Keep on, get that IFR training when you can.  Even if you're still far from the ticket you could possibly save your bacon if you end up in a bad situation or things change fast on you.

it was a blast. the approches were so fun, really neat-o. i cannot wait to get my ticket. looks like i am gonna get a new/reman/MOH engine first, though... unfortuantly.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on July 02, 2014, 09:56:56 am
June 2014 turned out to be my biggest month yet,,, 25.7 hours, have only flown about 40 this year due to my plane being down, but getting in some IFR lessons and continuing to build some time with some xc trips, closing in on 450 total.  I've visited 7 new airports this year, and most of those were in the month of June.  Got my complex endorsement in an old Piper Archer back in Feb.  A departure out of KDAL and IFR lesson back home in a turbo C210 last week was the highlight of the year, so far.   
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on July 02, 2014, 10:11:56 am
June 2014 turned out to be my biggest month yet,,, 25.7 hours, have only flown about 40 this year due to my plane being down, but getting in some IFR lessons and continuing to build some time with some xc trips, closing in on 450 total.  I've visited 7 new airports this year, and most of those were in the month of June.  Got my complex endorsement in an old Piper Archer back in Feb.  A departure out of KDAL and IFR lesson back home in a turbo C210 last week was the highlight of the year, so far.   

sweet!

how much heavier did that T210 feel? what is just awesome???
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on July 02, 2014, 11:01:32 am
sweet!

how much heavier did that T210 feel? what is just awesome???

It is quite a bit heavier,,, I kept adjusting the trim tabs to help with it until he allowed me to engage the AP for a pretty long stretch. 
CFII said that ATC could probably detect the lack of confidence in my voice to take me straight back over DFW, so they routed me way South before getting vectors to eventually put me on my destination heading.  But it made for a longer lesson! :)
Most of the way down in the right seat, I was studying the panel,,, it's similar to mine but it has an engine monitor and he uses that for MAP and RPM instead of the old guages, and his DG, Heading bug and HSI are all in the same instrument,,, so that took some getting used to as well, plus the gear, plus it doesn't have a "both" fuel selector position so you have that to think about.  It was intimidating as it is a lot of plane compared to my 182.  Just need more time in something like that to get really comfortable with it.  The altitude hold on the AP is nice (I don't have that, only heading).  You land quite a bit faster (about 100 mph instead of 80 on the airspeed) in it than in the 182.  CFII had me stay off of the brakes and let it slow down on it's own when we landed, as opposed to the owner's landing at KDAL,,, trying to get the heck out of the way I guess,,, lots of brakes and a turn to taxiway much faster than what I ever do.  Great experience but I want to do it again!  Soon!
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: Blue35 on July 22, 2014, 09:57:44 am
It's almost that time of the year. Will take wife to Revelstoke, BC on August 10 in the CP210.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on July 22, 2014, 11:36:25 am
It's almost that time of the year. Will take wife to Revelstoke, BC on August 10 in the CP210.
It's almost that time of the year. Will take wife to Revelstoke, BC on August 10 in the CP210.

nice. you will be subject to questions and jealousy. there are several of us on here (well maybe just two) that dream of owning a 210 instead of our 182's.

glad to have you around here.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on November 28, 2014, 09:20:43 am
Milestone reached Wednesday when I flew, busted 500 total. Plane down a bit this year kept my total hours below normal, figured I would have hit 500 back in the Spring or Summer. Closing in on IFR, early 2015 is the goal.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on September 14, 2015, 09:16:39 am
Busted 600 total time on Friday 9/11/15. 
Flew again yesterday, 11K' for the trip down to avoid a headwind, changed significantly somewhere above 9K'.  Was only getting about 112 kts at 9K and got closer to 130kts at 11K. 
Then on the trip back, flew at 6K' and was clipping along at 150kts + for most of the trip home. 
ATC had me descend at my discretion down to 4K',,, this pick of the gps was with only about a 200'/min descent rate, 170kts,,, rare sight in my old bird.
On the ground it was from 150 at 17, gusts to 25,,, glad I had a 16 runway.  Somewhat of a bumpy ride for most of the way home at 6,000, but I don't mind when I get that kind of ground speed.
Yes I have faster plane envy.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on September 17, 2015, 10:29:05 am
Busted 600 total time on Friday 9/11/15. 
Flew again yesterday, 11K' for the trip down to avoid a headwind, changed significantly somewhere above 9K'.  Was only getting about 112 kts at 9K and got closer to 130kts at 11K. 
Then on the trip back, flew at 6K' and was clipping along at 150kts + for most of the trip home. 
ATC had me descend at my discretion down to 4K',,, this pick of the gps was with only about a 200'/min descent rate, 170kts,,, rare sight in my old bird.
On the ground it was from 150 at 17, gusts to 25,,, glad I had a 16 runway.  Somewhat of a bumpy ride for most of the way home at 6,000, but I don't mind when I get that kind of ground speed.
Yes I have faster plane envy.

good stuff gus, congrats on the 600+ club... i am sitting just under 500, still not proceeding with my Instrument... its a priority, but just not happening. one of those LIFE things...
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: theFlyingHog on January 14, 2016, 01:55:39 pm
My only flying for a couple years has been the odd chance to sit right seat in a king air. Get to hand fly as much as I want between t/o and landing. Our pilot is teaching me more and more about how to fly it. Sweet airplane
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on January 18, 2016, 01:09:07 pm
My only flying for a couple years has been the odd chance to sit right seat in a king air. Get to hand fly as much as I want between t/o and landing. Our pilot is teaching me more and more about how to fly it. Sweet airplane

that is a cool deal... i have not been in one, while it is flying anyway!!!

Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on September 19, 2016, 11:36:07 am
I hit 700 TT back in August.  Seem to be averaging about 125/year since very first lesson in May of 2011. 
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: gotyacovered on September 20, 2016, 09:00:19 am
I hit 700 TT back in August.  Seem to be averaging about 125/year since very first lesson in May of 2011. 

ya have me beat, i am about 10 hours per year behind you... i haven't quite cracked 600... got my ppl on feb-2012.
Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: GusMcRae on January 24, 2018, 10:56:49 am
Remainder of 2016 and all of 2017 took my average down, but I finally hit 800 total time this week.

Title: Re: Aircraft and flight time?
Post by: theFlyingHog on January 26, 2018, 07:23:09 am
Iím still around 300 since i canít log my king air time