What do you fly?

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CrutyRammers

9,319 posts

139 months

Wednesday 15th May
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RalphyM said:


This...
Snap, well almost smile


Bottom of the aviation pile though we surely are, we do get to experience flight in the most raw and direct way.

paulguitar

2,357 posts

54 months

Wednesday 15th May
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LimaDelta said:
Very nice, yours is a little more complete than mine.



That looks almost done, LD.


Shotgun Jon

159 posts

78 months

Wednesday 15th May
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A glider for two hours

The Mrs is a CSS for Virgin though.

David87

5,184 posts

153 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Eric Mc said:
I used to fly Cessna 152s.
Yeah, me too. Learned when I was 17/18 and am now 31, so have forgotten most of it. Still reckon I could just about jump in one and fly it about without an ending of blood and ambulances though. hehe

jjones

3,329 posts

134 months

Wednesday 15th May
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my baby:


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r1flyguy1

1,311 posts

117 months

Wednesday 15th May
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PA38, PA28 (Various) PA34, BE76, out of the UK
B747-400BCF for 6 years up until 2017 now on A300-600F out of Hong Kong.

V8LM

4,823 posts

150 months

Thursday
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r1flyguy1 said:
...now on A300-600F out of Hong Kong.
Did you use to fly F14s?

LimaDelta

3,599 posts

159 months

Thursday
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edfrp said:
LimaDelta said:
Very nice, yours is a little more complete than mine.
Nice workshop, and handiwork smile

Only a few more thousand rivets to go!
When I started I was convinced I wanted to build it all. I am seriously considering the QB route now. hehe

wolfracesonic

3,425 posts

68 months

Thursday
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pushthebutton said:
phil squares said:
Started off in the military, was a T-38 instructor, then flew F-4 and F-15 on active duty and the B-52 in the reserves. Have flown the 727, A-320, 757, DC-10, 747, 777 and 787. Retired now and trying to figure out where the time goes every day! Was also a TRI/TRE.
Right.

Who wants to go next?
Me, Saturn 5 rocket, then space shuttle.

PeterGadsby

1,030 posts

104 months

Thursday
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Was in the ATC years ago so flew i a chipmunk which I really loved.

If I had the money (which I don't) would love to learn to fly a helicopter of some kind

- Pete

Eric Mc

106,057 posts

206 months

Thursday
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David87 said:
Yeah, me too. Learned when I was 17/18 and am now 31, so have forgotten most of it. Still reckon I could just about jump in one and fly it about without an ending of blood and ambulances though. hehe
My experiences go back a bit further - 1983/84 to be precise. I flew EI-BMM and BMN mostly -


CrutyRammers

9,319 posts

139 months

Thursday
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V8LM said:
r1flyguy1 said:
...now on A300-600F out of Hong Kong.
Did you use to fly F14s?
hehe

LimaDelta

3,599 posts

159 months

Thursday
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CrutyRammers said:
Snap, well almost smile


Bottom of the aviation pile though we surely are, we do get to experience flight in the most raw and direct way.
Where is that? Looks a lot like Northumberland/Scottish borders. I would quite like to give paragliding a try.

RalphyM

54 posts

65 months

Thursday
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CrutyRammers said:
Snap, well almost smile


Bottom of the aviation pile though we surely are, we do get to experience flight in the most raw and direct way.
Bottom of the pile, I don’t know what you mean. Everyone has to give way to us, surely that puts us at the top! smile

Is that a Nova Mentor? I still find it amazing that you can fly for hours on something that fits in a rucksack.



Petrus1983

1,920 posts

103 months

Thursday
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£ for £ I still love gliding no matter where it ‘ranks’ on the ladder. The only downside to it is you can’t plan a trip somewhere for a day out etc, but to just enjoy pure flying you can’t beat it.

Last summer -

lufbramatt

3,299 posts

75 months

Thursday
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frodo_monkey said:
I’m now in a desk job but still in the RAF. Flew (as a WSO - backseater):

Tornado F3: about 650hrs 2005-08
Tornado GR4: about 1500hrs, 2010-17

Plus the standard smattering of trainer aircraft, transport etc.
Got a mate who flew F3s around that time- chap called Jamie Haggo. Went on to fly Lynx Mk8s and is currently an instructor at Linton. amazing model maker too!

Mabbs9

383 posts

159 months

Thursday
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There's some great variety on here! I was 737 a few years 744 for 13 and 319-321 at the mo.

I've just remembered a weird coincidence, the first aircraft I flew in was a Pa28-180 reg G-AYAA. My dad's colleague took me flying from Manchester.

Years later I had a PPL and an acquaintance asked if I'd fly with him on a business trip (he had a medical restriction on his licence). I turned up at Liverpool to find the aircraft he had a share in was G-AYAA.

Next, looking at photos from the old Hamble flying school where a close relative trained, there she was on the airfield, G-AYAA.


MaxNg

168 posts

140 months

Thursday
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2500 hours or so on this lady: Bell 214ST

r1flyguy1

1,311 posts

117 months

Thursday
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CrutyRammers said:
V8LM said:
r1flyguy1 said:
...now on A300-600F out of Hong Kong.
Did you use to fly F14s?
hehe
I feel the need.....

Testaburger

2,358 posts

139 months

Thursday
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Standard smattering of small piston singles and twins, a couple of biz jets, then the last decade or so has been 777, A330 and now A350.

Keen to venture into microlights soon.
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