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Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downeaster, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Didn't know there was such a day.... I'll tell Sue I appreciate her. :D
     
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  2. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well....you had better just do that - young man!
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  3. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Today on the VFT site.:thumbsup:
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  4. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I went to an Elementary school named after him in Tulsa OK. It is on a road that was also US 66. They are both open and in use today.
     
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  5. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    It’s gotten so expensive to obtain a PPL but if time, money, and space were no object, I’d be building a carbon cub now so I could go land on mountaintops and skim rivers on the semi-cheap. Kitfox is a less spendy option, but those have even gone up dramatically in the used market with the youtube/instagram popularization of bush flying.
     
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  6. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    When I got my PPL in the late 70`s a Cessna 150 wet with instructor was $25.00 an hour. 100LL was 1.46 per gallon. I can`t even imagine what that would cost today. I think my PPL cost me around $1,100.00 including solo time and ground school.:shrug:
     
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  7. DirtyErnie

    DirtyErnie Renaissance Hick

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  8. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    FWIW, I saw the/a Goodyear blimp at Marana Reginal A/P from a distance while on an errand. By the time I got back, it was gone so no pics. Darn being a responsible adult.
     
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  9. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I was flying a brand new Mooney 201 wet for $35 an hour. Even then I knew that was a killer deal.
    Cruise speed almost double a 172 that cost $ 17 an hour . I remember 80 octane for less than a dollar a gallon. Plus we had a STC to run pump gas.
     
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  10. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  11. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Scenic Airlines in Vegas had one and for an extra $5.00 got to ride in the copilot seat. Loudest machine I've ever been in. Having the blade tips right outside the window was a little unnerving. Best $25 I ever spent.
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  12. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I so want to ride in an open cockpit biplane. There's an outfit near here that does "lighthouse tours" with one. I keep saying I'm going to do it, but Summer gets away from me and next thing I know it's Fall and they've shut down for the year.
     
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  13. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I`ve got a little seat time in a Starduster Too. Tail drager, no flaps. That`s about as close to flying a real airplane as I ever got. Loved it.:yikes:
     
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  14. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I had a ride in a Ford Tri-Motor too back in 76. Noisy but, for a aviation enthusiast (nut) it was great. I don't recall how much it was. Worth every cent. I mean how often does one get a chance to get a ride in one? So few left, never mind still flying.
     
  15. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    went on an aerobatic ride in a Stearman a couple years ago - most fun I’ve ever had in an airplane. could not stop laughing at full volume the whole time!
     
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  16. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Today on the VFT site.:thumbsup: That looks like a challenge to fly.:doh:
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  17. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    A really tight formation.
     
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  18. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

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  19. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  20. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi halfmile,
    why so? It's the same configuration as a P38. Mind you, that's only true if only one guy has the controls.
     
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