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Postby sportflugzeug » Wed May 02, 2018 3:43 pm

I am 40 years old, fly twice a week, passed the written, and study one to two hours a night. What is the average time to get the SP cert?

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Re: Average

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 4:36 pm

A good rule of thumb is that your required flight hours will be highly correlated with your age, in years. (Let's face it: the older we are, the longer it takes us to acquire new skills.)
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Re: Average

Postby sportflugzeug » Wed May 02, 2018 5:45 pm

Ok thanks.

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Re: Average

Postby TimTaylor » Wed May 02, 2018 5:59 pm

Just remember, learning to fly is flying. Enjoy it.
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Re: Average

Postby sportflugzeug » Wed May 02, 2018 6:10 pm

Good point.

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Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 6:26 pm

Besides, what really matters, hours (or lack thereof) on the logbook, or skill with the stick?
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Re: Average

Postby HAPPYDAN » Wed May 02, 2018 6:40 pm

drseti wrote:A good rule of thumb is that your required flight hours will be highly correlated with your age, in years. (Let's face it: the older we are, the longer it takes us to acquire new skills.)

Yup. What he said. Schools that offer SPL say 25 hours. Count on a few more. Enjoy the ride!

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Re: Average

Postby sportflugzeug » Wed May 02, 2018 7:47 pm

I am 4 hours in so far and have a training this Saturday. It is amazing how well things are going. My CFI is allowing me to touch and go, power on power off stalls, patterns, and steep turns. Then I study the FAR/AIM, Maneuvers, and Pilot Handbook 4 to 6 hours a week.

It’s all coming together.

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Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Keep up the good work, and I'm sure you'll be an ace within the next 100 flight hours. :)
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Re: Average

Postby sportflugzeug » Wed May 02, 2018 8:45 pm

I hope so,

The Power On Stall without right rudder is not my favorite maneuver... :shock:

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Re: Average

Postby TimTaylor » Wed May 02, 2018 8:51 pm

sportflugzeug wrote:I hope so,

The Power On Stall without right rudder is not my favorite maneuver... :shock:

Keep the ball centered. "Step on the ball." :)
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Re: Average

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed May 02, 2018 10:36 pm

drseti wrote:A good rule of thumb is that your required flight hours will be highly correlated with your age, in years. (Let's face it: the older we are, the longer it takes us to acquire new skills.)


I think the airplane you are flying has an impact on how many hours it will take as well. I think I could take someone through sport pilot in a Cub or Taylorcraft in less time compared to a more modern LSA.

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Re: Average

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 10:55 pm

3Dreaming wrote:I think I could take someone through sport pilot in a Cub or Taylorcraft in less time compared to a more modern LSA.


Probably so. (Don't forget my favorite of that era, the 7AC Champ!)
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Re: Average

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu May 03, 2018 8:41 am

drseti wrote:
3Dreaming wrote:I think I could take someone through sport pilot in a Cub or Taylorcraft in less time compared to a more modern LSA.


Probably so. (Don't forget my favorite of that era, the 7AC Champ!)


Or even a Luscombe.

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Re: Average

Postby sportflugzeug » Thu May 03, 2018 10:07 am

I am confused about the power on power off stalls.

The power OFF is landing Stall. So I configure the plane; fuel pump on, 30 -50 flaps, carb heat on, mags on both, lift nose up until buffet, I DO NOT KNOW RPM, alleviate stick pressure, use rudders if necessary, stay OFF ailerons, nose goes down, full throttle, 50-30 flaps then 30-15 flaps the. 0 flaps. Flying forward full throttle increased airspeed out of Stall.

The power ON stall is departing stall. 15 flaps, fuel pump on, mags on both, carb heat in (OFF), wait until in white arc, I DO NOT KNOW THE RPM, lift nose wait until buffet, stall, and then after that I’m lost...

The above information is what I think I know. I could have many things wrong.

Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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