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I haven't been flying much lately, but plan on spending some time back home this summer refreshing/sharpening my skills.

Always planned on getting my commercial, but time/money and distance to Springbank airport are an issue these days.
 

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I'm a pilot!! Well on the computer that is. I've always wanted to fly a plane but never have. My cousin is pilot and mechanic. He's currently in Afghanistan fixing our crappy Canadian Forces aircraft(mostly helicopters). I don't think he flys them but he does search and rescue in them. I always joke that they have him on board to fix them as they fly!!
 

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I wish I was. I think I'd make a good pilot too. Maybe someday when I've got a lot of money to spare I'll get my license.
 

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I'm going for a flight this Saturday. At Springbank Airport they have a deal for an introductory flight. For $70 you get half an hour of ground instruction and half an hour of flying. I don't think I'll go for a license ever, but it'll be nice to see what it's like at least.
 

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Are you nervous at all when flying man? I'd be freaked right out... hell, I'm afraid to even get on an airplane... missed out on a few vacations 'cause of this fear, lol.
 

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violation said:
Are you nervous at all when flying man? I'd be freaked right out... hell, I'm afraid to even get on an airplane... missed out on a few vacations 'cause of this fear, lol.
You are probably a lot safer in a plane than on our highways.
 

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Yep - Commercial, no IFR though. Night rating, Float endorsement (that was the best flying ever). Did that in Orillia, Ontario some years back. Havent flown for about a year now. Did a trip once from Winnipeg to Toronto Island, solo, via Duluth/Sault Ste Marie, to build hours. Filed a flight plan to fly thru a MOA, lo and behold - three B2 bombers in formation to starboard, less than a mile off. Didnt get a radio call though - they knew full well who I was and where I was headed. Lots of stories -

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Jeff Flowerday said:
I've jumped out of planes, so flying them is pretty normal.
Sweet Jesus... a bit of an adrenaline junkie are we? :eek: :eek:

That's some crazy stuff dude... I can only imagine what that feels like. I don't have enough balls to even think about attempting that, haha.
 

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Jeff Flowerday said:
I've jumped out of planes, so flying them is pretty normal.
Only if it was going to crash would I jump. Why would I want to jump out of a perfectly good plane? Not a chance! Or bungee jumping either. I fell off the roof once, that hurt enough.

SeeYa :wave:
 

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Sweet Jesus... a bit of an adrenaline junkie are we? :eek: :eek:

That's some crazy stuff dude... I can only imagine what that feels like. I don't have enough balls to even think about attempting that, haha.
I'm not an adrenaline junkie, I enjoy life. There is only one thing better than jumping out of a plane, and that's extremely good sex. Average or crappy sex doesn't compare.
 

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Pretty bumpy. Awesome view though. We went from Springbank airport to Bragg Creek, then back up towards Cochrane, followed kinda along the Bow and back to the airport.
 

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I was...haven't in flown in well over 15 years. I had aspirations of becoming a commercial pilot until the crash (pardon the pun) of Canada's airline industry in the early 90's. I opted for responsibility (steady job, family, house and car payments) over living in a tent up north. No regrets though...as much as I enjoyed the training and the acrobatics, cross country stuff bored the heck out of me. Besides I have the attention span of a hamster and would very likely be a candidate for statistic (versus successful pilot).

My grandad was a bush pilot in Northern Saskatchewan. He said he wouldn't come flying with me until I had over 6,000 hours and would stay away from me around the 20,000 hour mark. Apparently he and his colleagues viewed these numbers as benchmarks and milestones for mishaps.
 

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I use to play Topgun for Nintendo ,never could land on that damn carrier lol !
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