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Old 20th Nov 2016, 17:33
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Join Date: Jul 2000
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33-years, rotary and plank
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Old 20th Nov 2016, 17:39
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49 years and hanging on in there, pretending to be an aviator by hiding in the sim :-)
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Old 20th Nov 2016, 18:35
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Redding CA, or on a fire somewhere
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34 Years....
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Old 20th Nov 2016, 18:49
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: N England
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41 years of which the last 36 rotary
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Old 21st Nov 2016, 13:17
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Join Date: May 2016
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FAA Master Pilot. 55 years in fixed wing, 52 years in helicopters.
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Old 21st Nov 2016, 16:26
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Warrington, UK
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Flew for 36 years before I retired in 2014, having started in gliders.
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Old 21st Nov 2016, 17:54
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FAA Master Pilot. 55 years in fixed wing, 52 years in helicopters.
By Christ! 107 years. He must have done his first solo on a Wright Flyer.
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Old 21st Nov 2016, 20:57
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
By Christ! 107 years. He must have done his first solo on a Wright Flyer.
Not Necessarily,
I know it is not allowed to out fellow Rotorheads but in this case:

We are talking about Otto Lilienthal!😜😜

Cheers SLB
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Old 22nd Nov 2016, 12:41
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Tightgit
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The artist formerly known as john du'pruyting
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Flew for 36 years before I retired in 2014, having started in gliders.
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was that on Horsa's MG?
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Old 22nd Nov 2016, 13:28
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10 years and 9 months. Just a newbie
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Old 22nd Nov 2016, 18:56
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I have been flying for approximately a year my log book tells me. And that has taken me 38 years.
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Old 22nd Nov 2016, 20:28
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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: In the Haven of Peace
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Using the logic of Mr Flexible Disc coupling, it appears that I had some kind of airborne seat fabric under the underwear of my perspiring derrière for 3.19 years. This left me plenty of time for many more gallons of infuriator and the milk of my mother. Life is indeed good
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 07:34
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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23 years, all rotary.
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 11:22
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Join Date: Jun 2013
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40 years licensed next july, but begin to fly helo 41
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 13:00
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Florida
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17 years and counting.
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 16:44
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RMK
 
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Location: London
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10 years; so still wet behind the ears.

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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 17:58
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: usa
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3 Plank + 44 Rotary, still going just a little slower these days but still smiling.
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 19:12
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: canada
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off and on since 1977 but lost my medical in the early 2000's.... great armchair pilot now...
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Old 24th Nov 2016, 14:51
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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38 years, started on planks but quickly graduated to rotor. Still going...
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Old 24th Nov 2016, 16:14
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Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Spain
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38 years when I retired in 2008. You know what, much as I loved my flying career, I don't miss it at all now.

It was great while it lasted, all 16325 hours of it!!
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