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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 15:22
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How many hours did it take you to get your first twin ride.

Personally I'm still slogging it out in the singles with 1300hrs (4 years) but to be flying.

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About 1200 hours and 8 years!
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 19:53
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2000 hrs and 2.5 years (1970's)
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1900, 3.5 years also in the 1970s
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First twin turbine command was logged at 496, took until about 780 before I touched a piston twin though.
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Part-time, full time, and an 18 month break, about 6 years - after 2100 hrs on the singles in the '70's.
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10 yrs & 600 hrs. Worked part time in aviation for many years, just couldn't give up the well paid job elsewhere, had the best of both world there for a while,flew & got good bucks, the latter not from aviation though.
Ah the good 'ole days when it was fun to fly:-)
Gee "AE" 70's hey? Did the dope covered wings give you headaches?

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About 800 hours and 2 years. Was not ready for it or mature enough
but very lucky to be right place/right time.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 22:06
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3 years & 322 hrs total time. In mid '60s, my first twin was a DC3. Nearly cleaned up runway lights on both sides of the runway on first take-off !
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800 hours and 12 months.

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Loved your honesty Arcturus. It would only have got better from then I would hope.
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Grrr

120 hours

Initial Twin, Initial Tail Wheel and initial radial all on a Lockheed 12A

Ever tried to do all this and look our of those small slate cockpit windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arcturus I can emphasise with you, the bloody thing just wouldn't go where it was suppose to. I can understand people like my father that learnt on a DH82A, Wirraway and then launched on to Beaufighters with around 300 hours.
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About 2000hrs single over about 4 years.
Another 2 1/2 years and 1300hrs combined multi piston and single and first jet endorsement. [747]
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Wally...I'm what is known as a 'mature' pilot. My first twin endorsement was with Frank Woodfall aviation at Archerfield. A Partenavia....WOW!!! I felt I was flying an airliner!!!
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Don't have my log book handy but definitely under 200hrs. Just right place, right time I guess.

Unfortunately haven't flown a twin in about 4 yrs and that was only for an IR renewal.
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Abourt 2 years, flying on the weekends and around 1200 hours.
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3 years and 1300hrs.
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2000 hrs and 4 years-CPL in Jan 88.
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