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Thekid321
08-23-2009, 07:30 PM
I found out that the local flying club will let you go flying with them for an hour for only 60 dollars as an introductory flight. Once I get a job (only 15) I was thinking about spending the money. I wouldn't be able to keep flying due to the economy of course, but it would be nice to actually get up in the air again. Though I'm kinda nervous. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thekid321
08-23-2009, 07:30 PM
I found out that the local flying club will let you go flying with them for an hour for only 60 dollars as an introductory flight. Once I get a job (only 15) I was thinking about spending the money. I wouldn't be able to keep flying due to the economy of course, but it would be nice to actually get up in the air again. Though I'm kinda nervous. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

RPMcMurphy
08-23-2009, 08:32 PM
Ask them if you can wash airplanes in exchange for lessons, or do some other work around the place. Mow the grass, etc.

Zeus-cat
08-23-2009, 09:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Ask them if you can wash airplanes in exchange for lessons, or do some other work around the place. Mow the grass, etc. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's how Buzz Aldrin got on the Apollo 11 flight to the moon.

Seriously, that is an excellent suggestion RPMcMurphy.

Thekid321
08-23-2009, 09:32 PM
I could try that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif i would actually like to do that, but the my only doubt is with the economy so bad they couldn't afford doing that. But I'll give it a shot. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AllorNothing117
08-25-2009, 05:21 PM
Hi, I turned 17 four days ago and I have been flying 3 times. Twice in a Grob tutor (the RAF training plane) and once in a Vigilant Glider (again RAF training plane) Whilst flying the Grob we get to do Aerobatics. And I'm gonna make a post on it shortly, it was the best thing I have ever done. All 3 flights were given to me free of charge and they were all done with RAF/ex RAF pilots, who were absolute Legends. As I said I'll do a full thread on it now...

And, how did I get to do this all for free? I joined the Air Caddets! 126 City of Derby squadron, west midlands, England. I simply cannot recomend it enough. You haven;t lived until an ex RAF pilot tells you mid way through your 2nd ever Grob Tutor flight that "that wingover you just did was flawless" ^_^

Eow_TK
08-26-2009, 04:50 PM
Haha that would be great Allornothing but are there air cadets anywhere near the Midwest USA? Maybe a trip to canada would be in order if there are any close to the border of wisconsin.

Kettenhunde
08-26-2009, 07:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> but are there air cadets anywhere near the Midwest USA? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/html/teens.htm

It is a great organization.

Unfortunately for our European brothers, their system of user fees and Government regulation makes flying just about unreachable for anyone not extremely wealthy.

We are lucky in this country to have such a robust General Aviation community.

Another thing you can do is hang out at the local airport FBO. Cleaning hangers, washing airplanes, and fueling is good way to earn lessons. I know a number of people who got their start in aviation in that way.

Another route is to contact your local EAA chapter and inquire about the Young Eagles program.

http://www.eaa.org/youngeagles/

http://www.youngeagles.org/programs/airacademy/

If you need to talk to someone locally, find a chapter:

http://www.eaa.org/chapters/locator/

AOPA also has a website and mentor program when you get ready to make the leap to student pilot:

http://www.aopa.org/letsgoflying/

Flying is within your reach. If you are in school, stay in school, make good grades, don't do drugs, work hard, stay focused, and one day you will realize your dream. Like anything that is truly worthwhile, it requires effort.

All the best,

Crumpp

Eow_TK
08-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Thank you very much Kettenhunde. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Ill check them out.

Its something I notice everyday that these forums and the people that write in them are so much nicer than pretty much anywhere else I've looked. I really appreciate everything and everyone here. Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Eow_TK
08-31-2009, 04:00 PM
I called the local volunteer for the young eagles thing. He apparently isnt a volunteer anymore, but offered to take me up in his ultralight anyway for free even though i offered to pay but hes not taking it. But the only thing im nervous is that it doesnt have a covering over it so itll be scary as hell the first time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif but at least i get to take another flight with the young eagles since hes technically not with them.