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MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2012


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  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 16 Jul 2019

Good point, FP.  I take an annual health assessment to save $ on my health insurance premiums at work and, thankfully, everything came up good.  Doesn’t mean that I don’t have a disqualifying condition that would prevent me from flying.  

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Thanks for the input, Bucks.  You have to pass a medical exam to get your license so you're spot on about that.  Glad to hear you have fond memories flying in a single engine.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

I probably will but I really want to make sure I'm committed to doing it before I sign up.  I don't want to be one of those people that quits in the middle of training and waste a bunch of time and money.  Thanks for the feedback.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Yeah, I've been reading a lot about the cost and time commitment and there was a pretty consistent minimum range of $9K to $12K so you just confirmed the cost for me.  I can take a "discovery" flight for $99 but I'm afraid that will sway my decision-making to doing it, but I still haven't worked through all of the considerations yet to make sure it's something I want to commit to doing.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

If I ended up buying it would literally be years from now so I don't have to think too much about that right now.  Just trying to figure out if I want to pursue the PPL or not.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

More the former than the latter plus I'm not sure I want to actually own a plane so I'd be renting.  Who knows if that changes and I end up wanting to own a plane but definitely not until I had tons of hours of experience.  Thanks for the feedback, FP.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Thanks for the input, B44, that's exactly what I was looking for.  I've always had a pretty strong interest in it and fully understand the risks involved.  I thought about doing it several years ago but my kids were young so it wasn't really doable.  Now that they're much older and independent I've got more time.  I'm in the phase of trying to decide if I really want to do it or not based on the time and money commitment so to test whether or not this is a serious thing or just in passing I've started reading the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge.  My plan would be to try and learn as much as possible before I even signed up for flight school so it's probably a good year before I enrolled in a formal course.  Time-wise I'd have all evening after work and the weekends to study.

The flight school that's near me is 141 and they have a fleet of mostly Cessna 152's & 172's but they do have a few other planes.  Initially, I'd just want to be trained in VFR and go from there.  As far as reasoning, it's just always something I've been interested in but never had the time nor money to really consider it.

Understood on the risk and that's something I'm very conscious of.  Still haven't decided if it's something I want to commit to so I really appreciate your honest feedback.  Guess I'll continue reading everything I can get my hands on and at some point I'll know for sure if I want to go through with it or not.  Thanks again for the response.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

Say you’re more into nerdy types (read: S&P+ ratings)

Shots fired, Navy! 

Comment 18 Jan 2019

I don't think anyone in the public really knows.  Hopefully we'll all find out soon & hopefully he stays in Columbus.

Comment 17 Jan 2019

Same here, Linga, I’ve upvoted every comment in this thread.  Best pun thread that I’ve ever seen & I’m not just saying that because im the OP.