Flight Review Today

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TimTaylor
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:52 am

chicagorandy wrote:Haven't yet begun to invest the considerable $$$$ a Sport Pilot License commands, and from what I'm reading over the past year it sounds more like getting a license to ride a Unicorn, great idea but none to rent.


Perhaps, unless you have the resources and want to use them to purchase your own LSA and rent a hanger. That's why I always come up with the calculations that say you need a flying budget of at least $1,000 per month to own an LSA. You also need the cash to purchase the airplane. In my mind, the Sport Pilot certificate is a best fit for us older guys who don't have a medical, but have plenty of money to spend on a hobby.

Then, to get philosophical about it, you get into the question of values, etc. If you have the resources to do it without asking anyone else to give up anything of significance, then go for it. If you have to put someone else's future at risk or ask them to sacrifice, then maybe not.
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 pm

chicagorandy wrote:Haven't yet begun to invest the considerable $$$$ a Sport Pilot License commands, and from what I'm reading over the past year it sounds more like getting a license to ride a Unicorn, great idea but none to rent.

Andy, you have spent a lot of time and effort in preparation for the Sport Pilot written exam. If I was you, I would go ahead and take and pass the written. Don't lose the time and money you have already invested. I think it's good for 2 years, IIFC.
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby rcpilot » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:40 am

TimTaylor wrote:............Light Sport in dying here in Georgia and North Carolina, or so it seems.


Well it's sort of what I went through 3 years ago on Long Island when I decided to start training for sport pilot. Only 1 flight school offered it and they were down to just a Skycatcher, that at the time, I was too fat for. Hence I ended up just buying an E-AB to do my training in.

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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:43 am

TimTaylor wrote:The bad news is they are selling the Remos GX and also their Carbon Cub which I have never flown. Both are listed for sale. About two years ago, the SkyCatcher at Lake Norman was sold. Both of these rental locations are replacing their LSA's with Cessna 172's.

Also, about two years ago one of the SkyCatchers I was flying was totalled by a tornado that hit KPDK in Atlanta. Now, this week, the other SkyCatcher I fly out of KGVL was totaled.

So, just in case Lanier does not replace their totaled SkyCatcher, I called Jon Hansen at KRYY in Marietta, GA to inquire about renting one of his LSA. He is the SkyArrow dealer and has 3 or 4 different LSA's available. Well, too bad, Cobb County has told him he can no longer rent LSA unless he is running a flight school and he has no desire to run a flight school. All of his LSA are for sale.

Light Sport in dying here in Georgia and North Carolina, or so it seems.


Problem solved. Replacement SkyCatcher arrives Sunday.
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:59 pm

TimTaylor wrote:
TimTaylor wrote:The bad news is they are selling the Remos GX and also their Carbon Cub which I have never flown. Both are listed for sale. About two years ago, the SkyCatcher at Lake Norman was sold. Both of these rental locations are replacing their LSA's with Cessna 172's.

Also, about two years ago one of the SkyCatchers I was flying was totalled by a tornado that hit KPDK in Atlanta. Now, this week, the other SkyCatcher I fly out of KGVL was totaled.

So, just in case Lanier does not replace their totaled SkyCatcher, I called Jon Hansen at KRYY in Marietta, GA to inquire about renting one of his LSA. He is the SkyArrow dealer and has 3 or 4 different LSA's available. Well, too bad, Cobb County has told him he can no longer rent LSA unless he is running a flight school and he has no desire to run a flight school. All of his LSA are for sale.

Light Sport in dying here in Georgia and North Carolina, or so it seems.


Problem solved. Replacement SkyCatcher arrives Sunday.


I really would not want to purchase an LSA until we see if the definition is going to be changed to raise the weight limit significantly. By then, I'll probably be able to afford it.
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby Warmi » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:46 pm

Yeah, a lot of people will probably try to wait ,which will further depress the market , but then again ... it make take FAA another 5 or more years before anything happens and that’s basically 5 wasted years.
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:59 pm

Warmi wrote:Yeah, a lot of people will probably try to wait ,which will further depress the market , but then again ... it make take FAA another 5 or more years before anything happens and that’s basically 5 wasted years.


Not wasted at all. My preference is to rent and my rental SkyCatcher arrives Sunday. Having owned 3 airplanes, owning a 4th is not my preference.
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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 pm

TimTaylor wrote:
Warmi wrote:Yeah, a lot of people will probably try to wait ,which will further depress the market , but then again ... it make take FAA another 5 or more years before anything happens and that’s basically 5 wasted years.


Not wasted at all. My preference is to rent and my rental SkyCatcher arrives Sunday. Having owned 3 airplanes, owning a 4th is not my preference.

At this stage of my life, I'm trying to own less stuff, not more.

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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:20 pm

SkyCatcher arrived today. Back in business.
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Re: Flight Review Today

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Re: Flight Review Today

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:53 pm

I flew the new (2010) SkyCatcher today for 1.9 hours. While it does have 1800 hours on the engine, Lanier has a spare engine out of the one that got totaled in a tornado.

I've now flown 4 different SkyCatchers and there isn't a noticeable difference in any of them. I think it's really a shame Cessna didn't stick with the SkyCatcher. It's a great little airplane (if you can live with 490 pounds useful load).
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