Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

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Mtaylor
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Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:31 pm

:lol: I am just starting the studding of witch type of aircraft that I will need. I am going to fly LSA, ELSA,SLSA ? I will be doing allot of flying from Oregon to AZ with my wife. I am 225 and my wife is 145 and 6' tall. Does anyone have any idea's ?
No for some history.
I am a 100% disabled Vet. I have P.T.S.D and I no longer work, so I have allot of time on my hands. I was a Natural gas and propane tech for 20 years. I have not ordered any ground school course's yet ether. Any input would greatly be appreciated.

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby ct4me » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:41 pm

Welcome Aboard! You're at the beginning of a exciting journey.
KPRC to KOTH is do-able in an LSA, in one day, providing the weax cooperates. I've done kDVT to KBNO (Burns). Of course, the wildcard will always be the Coastal weather.
You probably need to start with a budget, since the mission has been defined.
Do you have your Sport Pilot ticket already?
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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:55 pm

No not yet. I was looking @ the
King and Rainbow schools.

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:58 pm

ct4me what type of lsa do you fly?

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby ct4me » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:31 pm

CT, of course! (2006 ctsw)
But there are many good choices out there...
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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:35 am

I am looking @ a ercoupe 415cd. not fast but durable

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:36 am

Oh buy the way I am in chino valley this mo.

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby jnmeade » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:32 pm

It is always an eye opener for you and your wife to go sit in airplanes. Getting in and out and simply sitting in them can often quickly show things you like or don't.
I have great confidence in Rainbow Aviation. I took a three week mechanics course from them and found them friendly, competent and current. They are the people I trust most in LSA aviation.
If you are interested in commuting, speed quickly becomes an issue. Space for storage and access in flight can be as well.
For those kinds of trips, an autopilot quickly turns from convenience to necessity. It would be especially nice if you every had to let down through clouds after being trapped above a marine layer. (This would be illegal and an emergency, but it is better than dying.)

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby ct4me » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Unless $$$ is no object, then budget is a big issue.... as the CFI says... "what keeps the aircraft in the air???" answer: Money!
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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby drseti » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:27 pm

jnmeade wrote:I have great confidence in Rainbow Aviation. I took a three week mechanics course from them and found them friendly, competent and current. They are the people I trust most in LSA aviation.


+10! Three of the best weeks of my life. :) I went back for two of their follow-up modules (weight shift and glider), and hope to do the powered parachute add-on when it's offered.
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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:47 pm

drseti wrote:
jnmeade wrote:I have great confidence in Rainbow Aviation. I took a three week mechanics course from them and found them friendly, competent and current. They are the people I trust most in LSA aviation.


+10! Three of the best weeks of my life. :) I went back for two of their follow-up modules (weight shift and glider), and hope to do the powered parachute add-on when it's offered.


From everything I have read, they have a real good reputation. The company has course's in California also. It is not to far from my Oregon house.

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Re: Hello from Coos Bay Oregon (OTH) and Prescott AZ. (PRC)

Postby Mtaylor » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:55 pm

:D I called rainbow and I will be ordering the sport pilot course on the first of the month.


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