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    500+ This must be a daytime job 737NUT's Avatar
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    I finally did it!!!

    Well since May 15th, I have been very busy doing something up until now, I only dreamed of! I am now a Private Pilot!!!!! I have been very busy training and testing so it left me no extra time to keep in touch. Sorry.
    I took my family up today for the first time. My kids loved it! Wife got a migraine from being stressed! LOL

    Anyways, my goal is to get my instrument, commercial, multiengine and ATP.

    Oh yea, and start building my new sim!
    Rob

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    Hey - congratulations!! A great achievement. I remember that feeling like it was yesterday (even tho it was 20 years ago ).

    Just dream up every excuse you can to fly and share costs with others - and fly far and wide. Keeping current and safe without going broke is the challenge.
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    That is awesome! I know you must have ripped a huge smile when you got your ticket!
    God's in command, I'm just the Pilot.
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    Congratulations. I too remember it like it was yesterday.

    No greater feeling in the world.
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    Thanks!!

    I guess all those hours in the 737 sim finally paid off. I trained in the new G1000 equipped 172. Since i was already used to a glass cockpit eniroment, it was an easy transition. It still hasn't really sunk in yet though.

    It cost 110.00 per hour to rent so i need a better job now LOL

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    Congratulations Rob Nothing like getting that real experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by 737NUT View Post
    Thanks!!

    I guess all those hours in the 737 sim finally paid off. I trained in the new G1000 equipped 172. Since i was already used to a glass cockpit eniroment, it was an easy transition. It still hasn't really sunk in yet though.

    It cost 110.00 per hour to rent so i need a better job now LOL
    Luxury! We've got it tuff. Try flying in Aus. It'll cost you around $170AUD per hour ($135USD) for a C172 and with steam gauges at that.

    Congratulations and happy flying. As Nic says, it's a battle between keeping current and going broke.

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    Here is a way to keep current that won't cost as much. The initial outlay is more but then you OWN your own plane.

    http://www.quadcitychallenger.com/qc-mods.html
    God's in command, I'm just the Pilot.
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    $110/hour is a STEEL....(sorry aluminum) ....$150 here in Canada and more like $250 in Europe
    Great, Never stop,....
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    Congratulations on your PPL, and good luck on the rest of your plans


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