Can you fly?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VisuTrac, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Heck yes, I own a plane

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  2. Heck yes, I own a helicopter

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  3. Heck yes, I own a gyroplane/copter

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  4. I hold a fixed wing aircraft pilots license (commercial, transport, private, sport, etc.)

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  5. I have a rotor craft license

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  6. I'm gyro certified.

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  7. I wish i could.

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  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'm wondering how many monkeys hold some sort of pilots license

    please take my poll
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I only fly when thrown from a window.;) Or coach. Though I have done hang-gliding a couple of times.
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Thank you for your informative post that added value to this conversation .. :rolleyes:
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    What? Your aircraft all must have motors? That sound prejudiced to me.
  5. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Well, I have 179 more takeoffs than landings if that helps any!:cool:
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  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    what? you jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft? ;)
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  7. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Hell ya! It's the ONLY way to fly![flag]
  8. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I have a couple of dozen hours but only ever had a student license. Where I live lots of my friends fly and a few own there own planes. But none have licenses. I asked my buddy if he was worried about getting caught and his reply was "what are they going to do, pull me over!". He did have an emergency once and had to land, he wasn't about to declare it and land at an airport( that would bring an FAA inspector in) so he put down in a farmers wheat field. Walked up to the house and paid the farmer for the damage, called his brother to bring the truck and trailer, took the wings off, loaded it on the trailer and took it home.
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  9. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Used to own a plane, have a litte stick time in gliders, a tiny bit in a helicopter, some jumps and a fair amount in a trike ultralight but none compare to flying a hang glider. Have over 900 hours in them.
  10. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    I'm a pilot and have an A&P. I want to share a story I read somewhere about why Airplanes fly. The short version.​
    In the story a mans son ask him "Dad, what makes airplanes fly". Then man goes on about all the theories and science behind flying and then tells his son that they are all wrong. Why are they wrong the son ask. Because says the dad, "It's actually Money that makes airplanes Fly" ;-)​
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  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    The two most worthless things in aviation......
    The runway behind you and the altitude above you!
  12. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    well back when I was a teenager I started going for my pilots license. I was in the Civil Air Patrol so I got to take lessons at a discount and I took part in a "Solo Camp". So yes I've flown, but never completed to get my license. I missed the ground school test by one question, then was grounded by my ear DR. due to a surgery to fix my ear drum. Unfortunatly I never went back to taking my lessons, I do however still have my log book.
  13. Wheelsucker

    Wheelsucker Out of Airspeed, Altitude & Ideas

    PP/SEL since 1996
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Once again, all this shows is that we have a lot of talent in various areas here on SM. Lovin' it.
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  15. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I have over a 1000 hours air time as a navigator does that count?
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  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I've been on at least 10,001 helicopter's ride's over the Gulf, I perhaps could fly one in necessary.
    I'm pretty sure that when it come's time to land one that what ever is in front of me is what I'll hit.
    I hope that clear's up my ability to fly ?
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  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    rules for flying... never run out of airspeed, altitude, or ideas at the same time...
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  18. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    no and no interest i hate flying but seem to be in a plane about 4 times a month lately
  19. toydoc

    toydoc Monkey+++

    I have thousands of hours in all kinds of airplanes but only in simulators
  20. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Did you work on landing (we hope) or only taking off and flying? ;-)
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