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Nickoli
3rd Mar 2006, 10:13
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060228/NEWS0804/602280338/1006


How lucky were these two?

slim_slag
3rd Mar 2006, 11:00
In five years time he will be posting on the Private Flying forum telling us how he soloed with less than 1 hour in his logbook.

Kolibear
3rd Mar 2006, 13:21
Too late, we got there first!


this thread (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=213368)

G-CPTN
3rd Mar 2006, 13:47
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the agency is investigating how a 14-year-old was able to fly the plane.
"A student pilot certificate - to fly a plane - you must be at least 16 years of age," Kenitzer said. "This boy was too young to be flying."

Doh! Don'tcha just lurv the FAA? They're so SMART!

con-pilot
3rd Mar 2006, 19:37
Not wanting to brag, however, my father started teaching me how to fly when I was 12 years old while we were based in England. He started me out in a J-3 Cub that belonged to the Bentwaters/Woodbridge RAF Station Aero Club. The bases were leased to the United States Air Force back then and the US aircraft based there were F-101As and F-100s plus the odd T-33 and C-47 support aircraft.

When I moved back to the US the Aero Club consisted of an L-20 Beaver, two Piper Tri-Pacers and the J-3.

When I soloed on my sixteenth birthday in the US I had over 150 hours of logged flying time, I probably had another 100 hours of un-logable bootleg time in the C-47. (Plus a couple of rides in the T-33 and one wild ride in the back of a F-101B. Everybody involved in letting a wide eyed 13 year old kid ride illegally are either dead or long retired now. It was a different Air Force back then.)

So at the age of 14 I certainly could have flown a light airplane.

acbus1
4th Mar 2006, 05:49
I'm really jealous, con-pilot.

When I was a youngster, I'd have given anything just to get my hands on a beaver, never mind be allowed up in one.

av8boy
4th Mar 2006, 06:11
So at the age of 14 I certainly could have flown a light airplane.


But you still couldn't get that 727 stopped on the road when you had Wesley Snipes and Tommy Lee Jones in the back less than 10 years ago, could you... No sir. you had to roll it into the water... ;)

Howard Hughes
4th Mar 2006, 06:22
I don't think that was Con, he was busy running guns in his porter up and down Laos!!;)

con-pilot
4th Mar 2006, 15:35
No sir. you had to roll it into the water...

I wanted a drink of water.:p

BlueWolf
4th Mar 2006, 21:05
When I was a youngster, I'd have given anything just to get my hands on a beaver, never mind be allowed up in one.

You and me both mate!!!!:D :E :ok:

ChrisVJ
4th Mar 2006, 21:48
If you have a student licence in Canada the min age for solo is or was 14.

In Saskatchewan themin age for a driving licence is 14.

BlueWolf
4th Mar 2006, 23:00
On Pitcairn the age of consent was popularly considered to be 12, though this has recently been contested.