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fulanito_chile
03-11-2004, 04:42 AM
do any of you fly real world aircraft? if so which ones? i've had a few hours at the control of a Cessna and a pitts special but thats about it...

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

fulanito_chile
03-11-2004, 04:42 AM
do any of you fly real world aircraft? if so which ones? i've had a few hours at the control of a Cessna and a pitts special but thats about it...

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

ELEM
03-11-2004, 05:16 AM
Funny that! I was just wondering when someone would ask this question again. Comes up every 2 weeks or so!

Yes, PPL with floatplane rating since 1981.Had shares in 3 a/c, all taildraggers, last one tandam open cockpit, hand started, no brakes or electrics and flown from short farm strip. Seat of the pants flying!

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

Fehler
03-11-2004, 05:22 AM
No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have been on a ride in a F-15 though. The pilot went straight up off the deck and I got sick really fast. He took it easy on me the rest of the flight, but it was there that I got the appreciation for G forces and the ability/inability for a pilot to pull continuous manuevers. (Which is why I still say that although the FM's are realistic in this game, I dont believe pilots could continuously pull the moves I see on line every day. A human is a frail piece of equipment, and the weakest link of a fighter plane.

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fulanito_chile
03-11-2004, 05:30 AM
how did you get a joy ride in a f-15?!?

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

Storm_Bird
03-11-2004, 06:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fehler:
No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have been on a ride in a F-15 though. The pilot went straight up off the deck and I got sick really fast. He took it easy on me the rest of the flight, but it was there that I got the appreciation for G forces and the ability/inability for a pilot to pull continuous manuevers. (Which is why I still say that although the FM's are realistic in this game, I dont believe pilots could continuously pull the moves I see on line every day. A human is a frail piece of equipment, and the weakest link of a fighter plane.

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Cool, you are a pilot in Air Force?

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blairgowrie
03-11-2004, 06:08 AM
In my younger years I had about 400 hours on Cessnas 150 & 172, Cherokee 140 & 180 and a Super Cub. Once had an aerobatic ride in a Citabria with an instructor and can relate to the feeling that Fehler had when he had his F-15 ride.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
03-11-2004, 06:11 AM
Here! &lt;raising hand&gt;



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vicloc
03-11-2004, 06:14 AM
I have been reading this forum for a long time now and has never written anything. I just enjoy reading it I guess, so I thought I take the plunge & contribute a post. I play under the name "victordang" mostly on Greatergreen, just in case any of you guys have met me online :-)

I have a private pilot license with aerobatic rating. Flying mainly the Robin 2160, about 90+ hours. I have only limited hours on the Marchetti SF260 (9 hours).

Victor Dang.

Black Sheep
03-11-2004, 06:17 AM
I used to fly the De Havilland Chipmunk in my Air Training Corp days - the all time legendary crap aircraft http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

It was so gutless that to get the thing to loop you had to initiate a slight dive to build up enough speed; it wasn't capable of a true loop either, more of a vertical elipse.

That said, I absolutely loved my time in her and as a fourteen year old kid who had a big interest in WWII aviation, nothing could beat waddling out to her with a parachute strapped to your arse and being strapped in by a mechanic.

Great days http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

slambog
03-11-2004, 06:23 AM
Back in my Teens I used to fly on a weekly basis in a Citabria (Spelled Backwards airbatic), I piloted this aircraft from the back seat looking over my buddys shoulder, I can rememebr the fist time I agreed to let my friend do a loop. It was the best high I ever had in my life the flights we had. On most occations (sp) we brought along a Cam Corder one of the full size ones, to record our events I rememebr hoisting this monster on my shoulder and having it feel like it weighed 90 lbs when he pulled like 4g's while flying thru a caynon.

Funny thing was after flying in that little sucker I had like no fear when on a commercial hitting turbulance http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers

Conan_249th
03-11-2004, 06:24 AM
I could never afford flying lessons, so I let the American taxpayers train me. 20 years, 5 months and 12 days in the USAF. Priveliged to fly A-7, A-10, F-117, AT-38, G.O. checkout in F-15 and F-16. Currently flying the Airbus 300-600 for major American carrier. After 1 and-a-half years flying FB and recently LOMAC, only just beginning to feel comfortable at the games. My hat is off to the many fine pilots I meet here. It IS different, and more a reflection of the future than my aged past! lol

I'm the Recruiting Officer for the 249th IAP where we have a few current and former military aviators from three of our 14 or so member countries plus an active duty USAF flight surgeon. We are putting the finishing touches on what I hope will be the best training program in online gaming. Our focus is on a no pressure, no minimums but be as good as you want to be approach with personal instruction if you desire. The squad flies primarily in online campaigns. If you are interested, give me a shout at Conan@249th.com.

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The_Red_Spoon
03-11-2004, 06:29 AM
I've flown under instruction a couple of times (everyone should do this at least once), and I've been a light aircraft passenger several times (my brother has a PPL).

I'm far from being a real pilot, but I know enough about flying to realise that the effect of wind & weather on aircraft at low speeds and altitude is heavily undermodelled in most flight sims.

TPCMike
03-11-2004, 06:46 AM
Royal Air Force.

Around 1000 hours mainly in Tucanos and Hawks.

My finest hour:

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Me in "Johnnie" Johnsons Mk V

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Antibbfc1
03-11-2004, 06:48 AM
Nope, not a pilot, but will soon be hainvg a 30min flying lesson in a Tiger Moth http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (Won it on a promo day at work)

ZG77_Manicoti
03-11-2004, 06:58 AM
First officer on 737-700 with just over 5000hrs total time.
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fulanito_chile
03-11-2004, 07:05 AM
WoW quite a C.V you guys have.... ufff but Conan smacked it with the F-117....

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

AWL_Spinner
03-11-2004, 07:09 AM
Yup!

Well, I hesitate to use the term "real pilot" in the presence of airline and military jocks, as the biggest I've flown is a Seneca, but yes, Canadian PPL w/multi and night, 'bout 170hrs. Hope to get CPL soon, and then I'm not sure where I'm going to take it.

moo.cow - my first flight was with the ATC in a Chippie too, and they're a joy. Since then the only aerobatic flying I've done is sat in the back of a Nanchang CJ6 while an ex-RAF Hunter Instructor went through a full routine. Just beautiful! More, more!

Cheers, Spinner

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ShVAK
03-11-2004, 07:21 AM
a. For me, 22 years with the Canadian Air Force. 3000 hours in aircraft, primarily:

CT-114 Tutor (Snowbird equivalent)
CF-101 Voodoo
Alpha Jet (GAF)
Macchi 339 (RNZAF)
Jet Ranger
Bell-204
Bell-212
HV-11
EH-101

b. (56th)`GHOST flies F-16s with the Portuguese Air Force.

c. Our honorary member, =353=MONROEQ, flew P-47s and P-51s with the 353FG in WW2 (2 confirmed kills).


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WWTaco
03-11-2004, 07:26 AM
Yes,

Private pilot with IFR rating.

1000 hours 10 hours ina cessna deathtrap all the rest in a beechcraft sierra..

got like 2 hours in at-6 texan.

want to go to air combat USA and do some time in their SIAI Marchetti SF260.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

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BSS_Goat
03-11-2004, 07:29 AM
I fly a desk at work ....does that count?

The-Tyke
03-11-2004, 07:47 AM
Currently a Capt. on the 737-300 for a UK low cost carrier.
Before that :
BAe 146-300
Canadair Regional Jet
Dash-8
FK-27
Shorts 3-60
Instructor on light singles.

lindyman
03-11-2004, 07:57 AM
PPL. Single Engine Piston, VFR daylight, land. Only 107hrs logged. Except for a short visit in a Bellanca, it is all in Piper PA28 and Socata Rallye. My intention is to spend a couple of weeks in the Czech Republic this summer for learning aerobatics (if nausea doesn't stop me.)
_
/Bjorn.

Slick750
03-11-2004, 08:54 AM
My brother owns a Piper,lets me fly but not land http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif .The plane is mostly used on weekends to carry strippers around from town to town...I might buy it from him, he wants a 6 seater with autopilot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

GT182
03-11-2004, 08:56 AM
Just a desktop pilot here. I have been up for rides in a 1942 DeHavalind Fleet, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Piper Cub, AT-6, Cessna 310 - 172 - 206, a 1969 Gyrocopter(can't remember the mfgs. name tho) and a B17 - Yankee Lady.

TPCMike, mabe you could get "Johnnie" Johnson to bring his Mk V to Reading Pa. the 1st weekend in June this year to the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's WWII Weekend show. he can contact them at www.maam.org (http://www.maam.org) They'd love to have a Spit there to go along with the Hurricane. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And all of you close to Reading Pa, try and make it to the show. June 4th, 5th, 6th. Rides on the Yankee Lady will probably start June 1st. She's one of the very few B17s still flying.

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BigKahuna_GS
03-11-2004, 08:59 AM
S! All

My Dad was fighter Pilot in the Marines in WW2 and Korea--he almost went to Viet Nam also. He was test pilot during his 30 year career and flew some 175 different types of aircraft.

So I got introduced to flying early on. I have flown acrobatics in Stearmans and Great Lakes. The best flying fun I have had is dogfighting in Marchetti turbopowered trainers with AirCombat USA. If you get the chance I highly recommend it.

Dogfighting with a real plane is Sweeeet !


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TPCMike
03-11-2004, 09:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GT182:
TPCMike, mabe you could get "Johnnie" Johnson to bring his Mk V to Reading Pa. the 1st weekend in June this year to the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's WWII Weekend show. he can contact them at http://www.maam.org They'd love to have a Spit there to go along with the Hurricane. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Air Vice Marshall (When retired) "Johnnie" Johnson was the top scoring allied pilot of WW2 with 38 confirmed kills. The aircraft I was sitting in was a BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) Spit painted up in the colours of his V. He got 12 kills in that particular one if I remember rightly.

I doubt the RAF would let me bring it over there. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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GT182
03-11-2004, 09:21 AM
Ok Mike. I didn't realize you were in the UK. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

But, if you have the chance to get over this way, stop in and look us up at MAAM. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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DuxCorvan
03-11-2004, 10:03 AM
I'm a real pilot. Only that I can't pilot a plane.

But, hey, maybe I can. I've not tried yet. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

huggy87
03-11-2004, 10:48 AM
US Navy. FA-18C. Soon moving to Super Hornet.

PBNA-Boosher
03-11-2004, 10:52 AM
I'm learning! Got 4 hours under my belt and still going!

DONB3397
03-11-2004, 11:02 AM
Been a while, but 240 hours: Aero Champ, Piper J3, Cessnas 140 and 182, Piper Tripacer.

Fast a/c? 2 million frequent flyer miles over last 20 years. Does that count?

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huggy87
03-11-2004, 01:25 PM
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Air Vice Marshall (When retired) "Johnnie" Johnson was the top scoring allied pilot of WW2 with 38 confirmed kills.

[/QUOTE]

TPC Mike, I wouldn't be fulfilling my airplane geek duty if I didn't correct you. Richard Bong, an American, had 40 kills. Several Soviets had more than that. I think you meant top scoring 'British' ace. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TPCMike
03-11-2004, 01:35 PM
Sorry of course, I meant RAF pilot although not neccesarily British as we had over 10 nationalities flying our aircraft.

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TX-EcoDragon
03-11-2004, 04:16 PM
Private Pilot ASEL, High Performance, complex, tailwheel, Instrument, finishing up commercial and CFI now. IAC aerobatic competitor.

As far as aircraft types flown:
Lancair:
Legacy 320
Legacy 360
IV
Bellanca/American Champion:
Citabria
Decathlon
Super Decathlon
(homebuilt) Christen Eagle II
Extra:
Extra 200
Extra 300L
Rebel 2300 AKA: The "Raven"
Piper:
PA28161 (warrior)
PA28181 (Archer)
PA28200R (Arrow)
Beechcraft:
C-33 Debonair
F-33 Bonanza (aerobatic. . well .. kinda)
T-34 Mentor (aerobatic. .until that AD issue with the spar)
Cessna:
C-172 Skyhawk
C-172 RG Cutlass
C-182 Skylane
C-182 RG (edit: forgot the RG!)
C-206 Stationaire
C-T210 Turbo Centurion

Warbirds:
North American A-T6 Texan/SNJ/Harvard
North American P-51D (TF conversion)
Boeing/Stearman PT-17

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