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  1. A PM would be appreciated with the name. I have e-mailed my friend flying up there and have still not heard back from her.
  2. Here's what it looks like from the inside. This is myself and instructor with a 206 during training. We only did a run on to the grass once. I believe the theory was that even if something is a little risky, it's good to know the capability of the machine if required. Or something to that effect. I just remember laughing like crazy when it was done
  3. Personally, I want to hear about every accident and it's causes. Ideally a first hand account from those involved. Nothing worse than pride getting in the way of knowledge.
  4. I trained with one guy doing his private license. He was about 240 and the c of g and gross weight worked out fine. The problem that the instructor reported was that during auto's, while pulling back to flare, the cyclic actually hit his rather rotund belly! :shock:
  5. If your worried about conservation and the environment this may not be the career for you, lest you get a pang of guilt every hour when you dump another 100 litres of jet in your machine. And that's for a light... it only goes up from there So if you don't want to fly for an oil company or move operators into lease sites... remember, you helped put them there in the first place.
  6. A commercial license is also a tax write off where as a private license is not (to my knowledge). This makes it almost pointless to just get the 60hrs private license.
  7. Personally I would say go make the money and then pay cash for your training. It may be very difficult to make payments on a $50000 loan on what you will be making as a new pilot/groundcrew/indentured servant. You would probably find yourself back in the oilfield to service your debt. The difficult part may be keeping focused on your goal and not going out and partying the money away. I sold my house to pay for my training. While I regret my decision sometimes, not having an oppresive debt load combined with a small paycheck is some comfort and gives me some flexibility when it comes to w
  8. Well, I think I have heard enough of all sides of this arguement. Oddly enough though, it has helped me decide what is for lunch. I'm having KD..... Kraft Dinner.
  9. Well, The once thought impossible has come to pass. Yesterday was the written test and this morning the flight test with respectable scores on each. 15 more hours and I will officially join the ranks of the low time vagabond unemployed pilots union! (hmmm... that could use a catch acronym but it's just not coming to me) I can't think of a fraternity that I would rather join right now! :up: RW
  10. As luck would have it, I'm still insured through SISIP (don't know what it stands for), from my time in the military. Costs me 3 bucks a month for $50,000 (33 yrs old, non smoker). And, being a military policy they don't sweat about the small stuff like flying... or acts of war. Only thing they won't pay for is suicide. Hmmm... on second thought... maybe flying a helicopter isn't covered? RW P.S. I know $50,000 is not much coverage but right now I just need enough to cover the wake :up: I'll boost it when I get a wife and kids. Ahhh, who am I kidding! I'm going to be a heli
  11. Well, so far so good. Am now at the magic halfway point! Yup DR Crash is now at 50 hours! Only another 50 and I will be out scouring the planet for that first job. Chief Pilots tell me how you like your coffee and what kind of donuts to bring (beer and pizza also available on 2nd interview).
  12. LMAO TTF Geez... I can't get anything past you guys
  13. Almost forgot to tell everyone what happened last week! I have been unleashed upon the sky by myself! Mind you .... I guess I never had any problems with the sky... was the terra firma that I had the issue with. Thanks for the support everyone. RW aka Phoenix
  14. Hmmm... I don't know why everyone is giving such a hard time to the guy about bringing his girlfriend along. I bring mine everywhere I go. In fact they are typing this right now! :up: Mental Note: disinfect cyclic and collective with every DI from now on.
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