Intro from Scottsdale, AZ

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Intro from Scottsdale, AZ

Postby AZ SportCruiser » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:00 pm

I'm a retired Air Force pilot (RF-4C, F-111D/E and T-37) and after not flying for 10 years, found myself the proud owner of a SportCruiser. Figured I've flown enough at night and in bad weather and now was the time to really enjoy day VFR flying! Recently relocated to Scottsdale and enjoying the flying environment here. Dave
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Postby deltafox » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:48 pm

Welcome to the forum. I bought a PiperSport in 2010 after making a similar decision about weather flying (former Navy P3C and T34C). However I did install the night kit (LOA) to fly on nice summer evenings. I'm contemplating a trip to AZ in the fall, hopefully we can meet and compare notes.
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Postby drseti » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:56 pm

Welcome aboard, Dave F. Glad to have you on the forums. Given your background, I would urge you to take a rigorous LSA transition course (see http://avsport.org/about/downsize.htm for a sample curriculum). These little planes are a different world from what you're accustomed to flying.

Curious about your RF-4C days. Where and when? (I'm a former Wild Weasel -- electronicker, not nose gunner.) In any case, thanks for your service.

Safe skies,
Paul
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RF days ...

Postby AZ SportCruiser » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:43 pm

Paul
I was a back seater in RFs at shaw and then Kadena ... then got into pilot training and into the F-111. Anyway have about 90 hours in the SC and enjoying it ... the 'speed' is about the only thing I miss :)

Dave
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Postby drseti » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Nice to meet a fellow GIB, Dave. :D My home base was Osan, during the Pueblo fiasco.
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Postby AZ SportCruiser » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:14 am

We had a detachment at Osan where we spent 2 week rotations ... and typhoon evacs. Many hours low level up and down the valley of Taegu ... great memories
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Postby designrs » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:19 pm

Welcome to the board AZ / Dave F.
I've been flying the PiperSport / SportCruiser for about a year and a half now
(3 planes on the line at the flight school where I fly.) Great aircraft!

Guess it's a little slow compared to the F4 though.
I'm in awe of all you guys!!

:)
- Richard


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