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Old 7th Dec 2018, 09:25
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Concorde 2000 , LGW
Posts: 7
1. EASA (UK) ATPL + Gliding Silver
2. 20,500 (+ 350 Gliding)
3. Blanik to ! 1979.
4. Career + fun,but not both at the same time ! Have share in SEP and about to buy a glider
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 10:22
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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: On BA58/59
Posts: 147
1. Lapsed (2016) JAR PPL. Following a move to SA, the SA CAA are allowing me to pursue an SA PPL (having to sit all exams again...which is actually quite fun, then pass Skills Test)
2. 300
3. September 1999 G-BKSA C150 at Andrewsfield
4. Pure fun
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 16:31
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 126
1. NPPL, PPL, LAPL A and S, SLMG FI, Full Cat Gliding Instructor
2. 4000 glider, 1900 Power
3.T21 ( Daisy ) Lasham 1966
4. Fun, fun and more fun
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 10:00
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: London
Posts: 123
1) Long-expired PPL
2) 26 (!)
3) T-31 glider, 1952, then Magister for PPL, 1953
4) CCF Flying Scholarship, then fun
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 08:08
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 455
1. Gliding Silver 'C', Instructor. PPL(A) Instructor. Microlight X Examiner. CPL(H). ATPL(A).
2. Over 6,000.
3. First air experience 1973, PA28 G-AVWL Weston Super Mare. First lesson 1977 in Chipmunk, Filton Airport.
4. Fun, career, fun.
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 09:00
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On the wireless...
Posts: 1,877
1. PPL (SEP / MEP / IRR / Night / FI)
2. approx 2500
3. 1968, C150
4. PPL training was at that time an integral part of Air Traffic Control training, perpetuated thereafter for fun and professional knowledge.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 20:48
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Area 51
Posts: 25
1. PPL LSA USA
2. 2,500+/-
3. 1975, Grumman AA1B
4. Fun
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 12:38
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: WILTSHIRE
Posts: 82
1. ATPL + SE/ME instructor
2. 18000
3. Compton Abbas October 1984 - Cessna 150
4. Fun - Commercial + fun - fun
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 14:20
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 1,354
1. Silver 'C'
2. Not enough!
3. At my club, in a K21
4. Fun, including some perverse kinds such as fishing gliders out of fields and helping run the club
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 11:10
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Age: 59
Posts: 63
1. PPL (SEP / Night)
2. 300
3. Trial lesson, Prestwick Airport, 2003, PA28 G -BDPA. Many more hours in it after taking the plunge!
4. Fun, and these days, to make an annual contribution to our engineer's pension fund!
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 22:10
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Qwerty
Posts: 365
Ask me again in two years time as it is all irrelevant at the moment, my licence is worthless as my Class one medical has been suspended since last June due to Leukemia!

Two relaxing (boring) years as I recover from a bone marrow transplant and then hopefully I will get my ticket back and be allowed to return to the Shiney jet to earn some money. I never thought I would say it but I actually miss getting up at ten to three in a morning to to go work!


Safe flying people and make the most of today as you never know what tomorrow might bring.

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Old 19th Dec 2018, 22:21
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Glens o' Angus by way of LA
Age: 56
Posts: 1,974
Thatís a bastard, Speedy recovery there CV
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 22:37
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Looking for the signals square at LHR
Posts: 183
That is a bugger, CV. I wish you well.

1 CPL/IR FI Water rating
2 4500+
3 Auster J/5 1958
4 Fun, then commercial followed by a stress-free retirement from an environment unrecognisable from that first experienced nearly 40 years before.

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Old 19th Dec 2018, 23:50
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Qwerty
Posts: 365
Thanks, still alive, hopefully cured but you never ever quite know with cancer so hopefully now just a slow recovery.

No one ever said life would be easy.and I had some bad days and weeks.

No point moaning, that don't make things better.

NHS treatment and the staff. Brilliant, I am unable to describe how brilliant they have been.

ATPL
7000hrs
C152 August 1989 East Midlands Flying School
For the money and to pay tax to finance the NHS, I have cost them literally hundreds of thousands in care and medicine. Wife and family prevent me from fly for fun. However much you earn they seem to be able to spend it!

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Old 20th Dec 2018, 18:45
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West Coast Canada
Posts: 3,500
Council Van

Good luck in your return to work as a directional consultant in high speed aluminum tubing

As for money to fly I have a very strict budgeting plan. I spend most of my money on my Woman, good red wine, and my aeroplanes, the rest is wasted

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Old 20th Dec 2018, 21:43
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Qwerty
Posts: 365
Thanks very much.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 22:03
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lestah
Posts: 159
Best wishes with your recovery CV.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 22:19
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southampton
Posts: 2
1. What licence do you have, or are you working towards?
2. How many hours do you have in your log book?
3. When was your first flying lesson and in what?
4. Career or just for fun?

Quirky one coming up. I joined the forum when I was considering getting out of a soul destroying IT career into something better. I eventually decided against aviation as I frankly couldn't afford it. Then someone suggested something slightly different, and after initially scoffing at the idea I went for it. I now do for a living what every little boy used to dream of before flying machines were a twinkle in Orville and Wilbur's eyes... That doesn't stop me reading this forum and dreaming of branching out from my current two dimensions upwards...

1. ETDL
2. We don't have a log book, but I have approximately 1300 hours amassed, with an average takeoff weight of 100-300 tonnes and a fixed cruising altitude of 0ft. Anywhere between zero and 1000 SOB.
3. May 2017, in a 377 in Selhurst. I banged it into another 377, then pulled them apart. Then banged them together again. Then pulled them apart again. Then went back to the classroom.
4. Definitely career AND fun!
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 22:41
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Originally Posted by DaveTM View Post
1. What licence do you have, or are you working towards?
2. How many hours do you have in your log book?
3. When was your first flying lesson and in what?
4. Career or just for fun?

Quirky one coming up. I joined the forum when I was considering getting out of a soul destroying IT career into something better. I eventually decided against aviation as I frankly couldn't afford it. Then someone suggested something slightly different, and after initially scoffing at the idea I went for it. I now do for a living what every little boy used to dream of before flying machines were a twinkle in Orville and Wilbur's eyes... That doesn't stop me reading this forum and dreaming of branching out from my current two dimensions upwards...

1. ETDL
2. We don't have a log book, but I have approximately 1300 hours amassed, with an average takeoff weight of 100-300 tonnes and a fixed cruising altitude of 0ft. Anywhere between zero and 1000 SOB.
3. May 2017, in a 377 in Selhurst. I banged it into another 377, then pulled them apart. Then banged them together again. Then pulled them apart again. Then went back to the classroom.
4. Definitely career AND fun!
Dont know how you can keep concentrating for so long, especially when running into or out of London in rush hour under continues caution signals.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 23:33
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Inglaterra
Posts: 25
1. What licence do you have, or are you working towards? Frozen EASA ATPL
2. How many hours do you have in your log book? 170
3. When was your first flying lesson and in what? 2017 / PA28
4. Career or just for fun? Why not both!?
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