Old Pilot in Training

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Mike
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Old Pilot in Training

Postby Mike » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:18 pm

Greetings all. Haven't flown in over 30 years. Went up in a C172. Worst landings EVER. Unable to stay lined up with runway. IT'S STILL THE GREATEST THRILL EVER! I'm hooked again.

Sling 2 Pilot
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Re: Old Pilot in Training

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:16 pm

Great, keep it up, it’s like riding a bike. Take a rusty pilot course, nail the landings, get a BFR and you are back in the game..

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FastEddieB
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Re: Old Pilot in Training

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Congratulations!

Where are you located?
Fast Eddie B.
Sky Arrow 600 E-LSA • N467SA
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Mike
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Re: Old Pilot in Training

Postby Mike » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:11 pm

I'm in Ohio and looking at all the LSA's.

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Jim Hardin
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Re: Old Pilot in Training

Postby Jim Hardin » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:05 pm

mike: do you qualify for Basic Med or Class 3?

I love LSA but you might want to consider getting back into your comfort and competence zone with something you are familiar with... Then tackle the LSA's.

Jumping to a Rotax, castering nosewheel, non-standard engine controls, glass panels etc. can be a little overwhelming at first.

TimTaylor
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Re: Old Pilot in Training

Postby TimTaylor » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:13 pm

It took me 2.5 hours in a C162 and I hadn't flown in 8 years. My Remos GX checkout was 1.0 hours. A lot depends on your prior experience.
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