Hi from CT

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Re: Hi from CT

Postby Andrew G » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:33 pm

I trained in a Cub first, then a Kappa... at Chester, CT airport. The instructors there are A+... get in touch with me if you want information.

Will be transitioning to (my) CT beginning this Saturday weather permitting. Andrew

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Re: Hi from CT

Postby chicagorandy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:05 pm

TimTaylor wrote:
chicagorandy wrote:"I was responding to ChicagoAndy"

And I will take that as a response to ME as well.

lol
Is he your brother?


No, but there are doubtless aviation interested Andrews here in my home town. lol

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Re: Hi from CT

Postby Atrosa » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 pm

ShawnM wrote:Welcome Tony, you'll certainly enjoy the adventure.

I did exactly what you want to do, buy your own plane and train it it. I started my initial training in a Remos at a flight school just north of Orlando when I lived there. Very soon after I bought my very own (used) SportCruiser. You mentioned buying a Czech Sport. :mrgreen: I finished all my training and took my checkride in my own plane. Very satisfying for sure. A lot can be said for owning your own plane.

LSA's are a lot of fun and a joy to fly and at the same time easy to maintain. If you are into "gadgets" there's no shortage of that either. I love flying a modern airplane with it's many safety features and equipment that lessen my workload as a pilot. There are many, many great LSA's out there and I must say that you have great taste in airplanes, the SportCruiser is the best. (did I just swat a hornets nest?) :mrgreen:

Don't let the idea that "Sport Pilot and LSA is, for the most part, a rich old man's hobby" deter you, maybe you are old and rich, I dont know. I'm neither and I love sport pilot and LSA. I'm usually one of the younger people at my local aviation gatherings. I know several "younger" LSA owners and pilots. Rich? Not even close. I dig through the couch cushions before I head to the airport so I can buy just a little more fuel for the day. :mrgreen:

Whatever you decide to do I will say you won't be disappointed with a sport pilot rating and a wonderful LSA.

Blue skies Tony and enjoy your adventure.


Not sure what is old or rich, I'm 48. I am blessed with a great job as an investment accountant. I grew up dirt poor so I know how to stretch a dollar. I'm saving for college for a kid because by tuition assistance standards if you save even a little bit of money for retirement you are rich. My home in ct is a nest egg that I will be cashing in as soon as I retire. CT is way to expensive to retire in and don't ever die here with any assets, lest the tax man cometh.
My land in NH is my retirement location. No income tax/ no sales tax and a couple of miles from 8B2 (look I'm talking "pilot" already) = Heaven.

BTW the sportcruiser looks the part, my buddy who designs jet engines for pratt & whitney says if it looks like a turd it probably is. The bristell is also super sexy but out of my budget.

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Re: Hi from CT

Postby Atrosa » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:03 pm

amster105 wrote:Hi Tony

I'm from CT as well. I used to rent from Danbury, but they no longer have an LSA for rent.

There is a Light Sport at Chester, CT, even though it doesn't say it on their website. I'm not sure how far that is from you but that could be one option.


AWESOME info!! I'm 20 minutes from Chester. I'm in Middlefield. 5 minutes from powder ridge or lyman orchards.

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Re: Hi from CT

Postby Warmi » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:25 pm

ShawnM wrote:...
Don't let the idea that "Sport Pilot and LSA is, for the most part, a rich old man's hobby" deter you, maybe you are old and rich, I dont know. I'm neither and I love sport pilot and LSA. I'm usually one of the younger people at my local aviation gatherings. I know several "younger" LSA owners and pilots. Rich? Not even close. I dig through the couch cushions before I head to the airport so I can buy just a little more fuel for the day. :mrgreen:

Whatever you decide to do I will say you won't be disappointed with a sport pilot rating and a wonderful LSA.

Blue skies Tony and enjoy your adventure.


Well, some good news for you Shawn to go with this upcoming long weekend/holiday .. you do own a damn plane so you are rich after all ... :D
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Re: Hi from CT

Postby drseti » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:30 pm

Warmi wrote: you do own a damn plane so you are rich after all ... :D


When I bought my first plane (a Beechcraft) about 40 years ago, one of my smart-ass relatives said "It must be nice to be rich."

Realizing that an airplane is not an asset, but rather a liability, I replied: "It was."
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Re: Hi from CT

Postby TimTaylor » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:36 pm

drseti wrote:
Warmi wrote: you do own a damn plane so you are rich after all ... :D


When I bought my first plane (a Beechcraft) about 40 years ago, one of my smart-ass relatives said "It must be nice to be rich."

Realizing that an airplane is not an asset, but rather a liability, I replied: "It was."


Exactly why I'm in no hurry to buy another one.
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Re: Hi from CT

Postby rideandfly » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:58 am

Atrosa wrote:Hello everyone. My name is Tony and I'm starting my journey in becoming a pilot. My goal is to get into a plane like a czech sport or something and putt around the northeast. I live in CT and have a vacation place in NH. My place in nh is close to twin mountain airport 8B2. I will be asking a bunch of newbie questions so please be patient with me.


Tony, Welcome!

Plenty of knowledgeable folks here that can answer questions. It will be a fun and rewarding journey for you!

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Re: Hi from CT

Postby ShawnM » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:54 pm

Warmi wrote:Well, some good news for you Shawn to go with this upcoming long weekend/holiday .. you do own a damn plane so you are rich after all ... :D


What? I’m rich? Why didn’t you tell me this sooner? You obviously have not seen my bank statements. :mrgreen:

I know people who have bought old and tired aircraft for under $20k that were actually airworthy so you certainly don’t have to be rich to own a plane. :D


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