Hello from Tucson, AZ

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Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby cimmaronjim » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:16 am

I have just made up my mind to go for a sport pilot license. I have a lot of things to do before beginning. I am at least 40 lbs over weight, so this my be just the incentive I need to work on that, otherwise I may play hell trying to find any CFI with an LSA that has the load capability for my fat azz.

I also need to get my finances in order and convince the wife I'm not going to get myself killed or at least that the life insurance premiums are up to date.

I only know of one sport instructor around here and he is in a neighboring town and trains in an Ercoupe. I don't really want to drive 50 miles and I'm thinking I want to train with rudder pedals since they are the norm rather than the exception, but I am at least 6 months away, so maybe some other CFI's will step up and offer training in my area before I am ready to start.

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby drseti » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:42 pm

Welcome aboard, Jim. You are about to embark on a grand adventure, and we're all here to help. There's a lot in the forum archives about finding an instructor and aircraft. Search the threads under Training. Good luck!
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby dstclair » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:35 pm

Don't know where you are in Tuscon but there's SP training in a CTLS in Bisbee. Copper City Aviation.
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby cimmaronjim » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:01 pm

Thanks guys.

dstclair wrote:Don't know where you are in Tuscon but there's SP training in a CTLS in Bisbee. Copper City Aviation.


Yeah Bisbee remains an option, if I don't find anyone local.

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby ct4me » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:08 pm

Even if you find a Tucson program, you should take at least some instruction from Eric in Bisbee. Few have as much time training in the CTsw and CTLS. He's a slight guy with a good payload aircraft, so there should be plenty of capacity for you too. And he's a great guy, too!
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby cimmaronjim » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:05 pm

Thanks Tim, that's a good recommendation.

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby hirschr » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:01 pm

I trained with the guys in San Manuel and would recommend them. Might be worth a call, I know when I was there they were considering adding a rudder kit to one of the Ercoupes and also talked about using a C150.

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby drseti » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:08 pm

One of my graduates bought an Ercoupe 415c, flew it with me, and got additional training at San Manuel. He had nothing but good things to say about their operation.
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby cimmaronjim » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:29 pm

Thanks guys it's good to know I have some good recommendations, that sound like they are worth the hours drive.

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby cimmaronjim » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:29 pm

Wow, only took 2+ years but I'm back on board and have started. Found a great dude in Marana AZ and have begun lessons flying a Eurofox.

Woohooo!!!

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:54 pm

cimmaronjim wrote:Wow, only took 2+ years but I'm back on board and have started. Found a great dude in Marana AZ and have begun lessons flying a Eurofox.
Woohooo!!!

Welcome back! :D
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby chavycha » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:45 pm

Congrats and enjoy your learning!

I think you'll be glad you are training on a plane with standard rudder configuration. Your transition to other LSAs or standard category airplanes will be much easier. The guys I've flown with who have trained in Ercoupes are super-sloppy with their rudder inputs. Same goes for those who have learned in Cherokees (you can fly those with basically no rudder if you want). :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby MrMorden » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:02 am

cimmaronjim wrote:Wow, only took 2+ years but I'm back on board and have started. Found a great dude in Marana AZ and have begun lessons flying a Eurofox.

Woohooo!!!


Nosewheel or taildragger Eurofox? They are nice airplanes. Congrats on starting your training!
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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby cimmaronjim » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:28 am

MrMorden wrote:
cimmaronjim wrote:Wow, only took 2+ years but I'm back on board and have started. Found a great dude in Marana AZ and have begun lessons flying a Eurofox.

Woohooo!!!


Nosewheel or taildragger Eurofox? They are nice airplanes. Congrats on starting your training!


It's the Aerotrek A240 nosewheel. They sure are nice one's.

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Re: Hello from Tucson, AZ

Postby drseti » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:22 am

Never flown the A240, but I fly an A220 (taildragger version) from time to time, and they're great!
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