Tom from Central Texas

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Tom from Central Texas

Postby tomgillotti » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:30 pm

Hello! I have recently become interested in aircraft ownership and decided to check out some forums as they usually contain some great information. I am a new(ish) pilot. I earned my private cert. in 2011 and was awarded my commercial in 2014. I fly for a living and LOVE my job. I am interested in the leisurely side of flying. I recently stumbled onto some videos on YouTube that got me curious. So, now I am here to try to learn and hopefully figure out if aircraft ownership is for me. I'll probably start by posting some in the Light Sport forums as this is where my search is beginning.

A little about me: I am a husband to a great wife and father to an awesome little 2 1/2 year old. I am originally from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!!) and have moved around to a few different places and our next stop is Texas. I wish I had some more hobbies, but that's kind of why I'm here... for the most part I like to watch football and hockey, go to the gym, play video games (yup... kind of a nerd), and FLY!!

Thanks for checking out my intro! See you in the forums and maybe in the sky soon, too.

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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby drseti » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:40 pm

Welcome aboard, Tom. I'm sure you'll find many posts of interest here. If you have questions that don't seem to be answered in any of the existing threads, please don't hesitate to post them.

So, you say you fly for a living? What kind of job, equipment, and routes?
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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby tomgillotti » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:44 am

Paul,

Thanks for the welcome. I fly cargo airplanes... we haul people, cargo, etc. ;)

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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby drseti » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:29 am

Still curious about the type of aircraft, and the routes or region over which you fly. I'm sure LSA, if you go in that direction, would be a whole different experience.
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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby tomgillotti » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:45 am

I am a C-130 pilot. Just recently graduated initial qual, so I couldn't really tell you where I'll be flying.

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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby drseti » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:57 am

Got it, Tom. Thanks. I'm ex-USAF (from 50 yrs ago, when that bird was new...)
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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby tomgillotti » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:23 am

Awesome! Did you fly when you were in? What did you fly, if so?

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Re: Tom from Central Texas

Postby drseti » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:58 am

Mostly, I flew a desk. I got stuck with Command Post duty in SE Asia, which actually saved my a$$.
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