Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

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Re: Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:10 pm

TimTaylor wrote:Absolutely not, but thanks for the insult.


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Re: Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

Postby HAPPYDAN » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:45 am

To the OP: If you're still considering a "crash course", here's one I find intriguing:
http://www.blueridgesportflight.com/
I lived in NC for 5 years, and that part of the country has spectacular scenery.
And here's another one, by one of our occasional posters, Paul Hamilton:
http://sportaviationcenter.com/
That one is intriguing also, because it's near Reno and Lake Tahoe, both exciting areas, but for different reasons.
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Re: Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

Postby doylexus » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:03 pm

Shout out to thank everyone for helpful, honest responses.

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Re: Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

Postby TimTaylor » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:08 pm

If you really want to learn to fly and this is your only alternative...go for it.
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Re: Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

Postby FlyAgain » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:56 pm

HAPPYDAN wrote:
chicagorandy wrote:" I did the 3 week $10,000+ course with EAA at Oshkosh.The bad - no certificate.:

HappyDan…. are you still 'happy' about the costly adventure? Would you recommend it to others and now what are your plans?

Myself, I simply never understood where I went wrong. As an old black-boot Army Major, I can't function properly without accurate G-2. So, unless some ridiculous opportunity drops in my lap, I'm done.


I hope you continue the endeavor. Keep in mind that flying and teaching are two separate and distinct skill sets. I spent most of my Air Force career in the training and education realm and have seen people gain almost instant success by changing the instructor or the venue.

I had a terrible time with landings working up to my first solo as a I had a change in instructors. "What's your situation, what's your situation?!" type of training. I eventually got a CFII with a PhD in education. One day we did 3 low approaches. One at round out height and the next two in the flare with just enough power to hold the plane 2 feet off the runway with the stall warning occasionally chirping. It was perfect, I got the sight picture and soloed the next day. I learned more in one hour from this patient older gentleman than I did in 10 hours with the other screamer guy.

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Re: Sport Pilot training. 10-day killer course or Long Island?

Postby HAPPYDAN » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:32 pm

To FlyAgain - Thanks for your kind response. I'm glad it all worked out for you, and I hope the best as you continue your endeavor. But after considerable effort and expense, I decided to toss in the towel.


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