Winter Downtime

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Winter Downtime

Postby foresterpoole » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Hey guys and girls just checking in and as the title infers trying to get a good idea about how you handle extended downtime due to weather. Since I got my license I've been up for only 2 hours in the last month. Most of this was due to weather and my schedule. It also looks like a winter weather mess here in Louisiana around Christmas and new year's, which is when I planned to get some stick time in. How do you guys generally handle extended downtime and still feel current? It's been two weeks and I already feel rusty...
Ed

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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby TimTaylor » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:06 pm

The title implies, the reader infers. Anyway, I usually don't fly but once or twice a month all year long. My flying budget doesn't allow for more than that. That works for me, but might not be adequate for a new pilot. Seems like there should be enough good weather days to fly as often as needed even if only staying in the pattern and making takeoffs and landings.

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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby Warmi » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:53 pm

Can't fly on weekdays after work ( as I do in summer ) since it gets dark early so I basically try to use weekends and get at least one flight every weekend - if I can't ... well , wait till another weekend.
That's about it - I am not sure what else can be done ...
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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby Half Fast » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:45 pm

Move to Florida, maybe?
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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby Warmi » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:12 pm

Half Fast wrote:Move to Florida, maybe?


That's pretty drastic , you know...am still only in my 40s.... :D
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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby Half Fast » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:47 pm

Warmi wrote:
Half Fast wrote:Move to Florida, maybe?


That's pretty drastic , you know...am still only in my 40s.... :D



You may be surprised to learn this, but some of us were actually born here. :)
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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby Warmi » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Half Fast wrote:
Warmi wrote:
Half Fast wrote:Move to Florida, maybe?


That's pretty drastic , you know...am still only in my 40s.... :D



You may be surprised to learn this, but some of us were actually born here. :)


I believe you.. they say that anything can and eventually will happen :lol:

On a more serious note, Florida is quite lovely but for someone who grew up in cold and dark parts of northern/eastern Europe, Chicago humid weather is already more than enough - if I am going to move,it will be be somewhere north west ... but ...that's just me dreaming...
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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby foresterpoole » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Warmi wrote:
Half Fast wrote:Move to Florida, maybe?


That's pretty drastic , you know...am still only in my 40s.... :D


Hell, I'm a spring chicken I guess (36). I wish I could move, my wife has a lot of family in Florida (Orlando and Rockledge). Unfortunately, work which compounds my schedule but pays for my hobby, really keeps me in Louisiana and Texas.
Ed

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Re: Winter Downtime

Postby Half Fast » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:18 am

foresterpoole wrote:
Hell, I'm a spring chicken I guess (36). I wish I could move, my wife has a lot of family in Florida (Orlando and Rockledge). Unfortunately, work which compounds my schedule but pays for my hobby, really keeps me in Louisiana and Texas.



Yep, I've got 20 years on you, you young whipper snapper. So stay offa my lawn! :mrgreen:
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