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blazer-glory
06-12-2005, 10:17 AM
And what type of plane was it?

jurinko
06-12-2005, 10:30 AM
me at the controls

http://www.scitech.sk/~jurinko/janikovce18.jpg

of that
http://www.scitech.sk/~jurinko/janikovce17.jpg

T_O_A_D
06-12-2005, 10:43 AM
Me just barely.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6641084723

I should have a video link up sometime today of it. I'll add it to that thread above.

VF-152_Orion
06-12-2005, 10:43 AM
Dont know if this counts, but I have a little stick time in the mighty grey P-3C Orion!! no landings though

And about 1600 hrs in the back

SeaFireLIV
06-12-2005, 10:56 AM
When I had a fight in my student days and got thrown through a window. Boy, did I fly!

FI_Willie
06-12-2005, 10:58 AM
Stearman, J-3's, Short winged Pipers, Champs, Taylorcrafts, Cessnas, Pitts Specials, several different taildragger homebuilt experimental types, Cessna twin, and some other stuff I can't recall at the moment.

Last flight with me at the controls was 12 years ago. I'd rather ride and look nowadays. Reason being, the DFW TCA and the new rules stemming from 9-11-01. I can't go out and bust FAR's like I used to.

MEGILE
06-12-2005, 11:00 AM
2 hours in a Piper Cherokee http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Need more for lessons http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Hydra444
06-12-2005, 11:06 AM
T-6 Texan.That is a sweet bird,very nimble and a blast to fly.Was my 21st birthday present from my sister and her fiance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Huckebein_UK
06-12-2005, 12:12 PM
I've flown an R-22, a Katana trainer, and a Tigermoth - all before I was 18! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TheCrux
06-12-2005, 12:40 PM
Recently? A few hours of sticktime in a homebuilt RV-4. Two place tandem seating race-inspired taildragger that looks vaguely like a P-51D with fixed wheelpanted gear. Will do 180 mph with just 150 HP and fully aerobatic.

VERY repsonsive controls. You make very easy movements. You definately don't slap the stick around like it is so tempting to do on a flight sim.

While I roll and hammerhead like a fiend on this sim, I wasn't prepared how disorienting and uneasy ( queasy? ) doing rolls are on a real A/C. I was on one hand thinking "man that was wild!" but on the other hand thinking "Alright...that'll do".

Sure gave me respect for the dynamics of high-perf flying.

blazer-glory
06-12-2005, 12:46 PM
Wow that quite a few of you!
Willie. Did I read that right? You built your own plane and flew it?

Did you install a Saitek Evo for the controls? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LOL at Crux. You would'nt get me any near a plane in real life so I tip my hat to you!

Tallyho1961
06-12-2005, 12:51 PM
One hour in a Diamond Katana. It was great!

JG5_UnKle
06-12-2005, 12:52 PM
Chipmunk in the ATC and gliders over 13 years ago

Piper in the past

Most recent would be the PA-38 Tomahawk

OD_79
06-12-2005, 01:10 PM
Me at 643 VGS RAF U/T Gliding instructor in the Grob G109B Vigilant, which I flew solo at 16.

This is the Vigilant

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/tom1502/Picture016.jpg

And this is what I converted to the Grob G103 Viking

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/tom1502/VikingOps2004.jpg

Me in the Viking!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/tom1502/MyVikingOps2005.jpg

I have also flown aerobatics in the Scotish Aviation Bulldog and Grob Tutor.

OD

EURO_Bruno
06-12-2005, 01:14 PM
I got a 40 minute ride in the back seat of a P-51 Mustang. "Big Beautiful Doll" owned by Ed Shipley out of Chester County Airport in Pennsylvania.

The absolute thrill of my life. . .

I actually lived the dream.

~S~

EURO_Bruno

Taylortony
06-12-2005, 01:25 PM
I have been lucky in my career and have done a bit and had a go in a lot of different things, nothing as exotic as the mustang though, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif have to do it as part of my work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Had a go at flying

Wessex
Puma
Chinook
Jaguar GR1
Vc10
Sia Marchetti SF260
Fouga Magistair
Most of the Piper range
Most of the Cessna range
Most of the Beech piston range
odd ones like the odd LearJets, Citation etc
horrid stuff like Robins and Kolibers, they have the same leading edge slats that the 109 has..

and a few more no doubt
have flown in a lot more stuff like Hercs, Gazelles, ch53, UH1E and airliners etc

Oddest thing in my Aviation Career was a visit by the USAF in about 1978 and they looked in awe at the fact we were using the Wessex still, as all of the USAF ones had long since been retired by decades..... Then of late after the RAF finally retired theirs in the last 5 years, coming face to face with one I worked on for 6 years in the local museum.......I Must be getting old http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Guest/Finals.gif


http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/IL2_Skins/Guest/Climb_Out.gif

AerialTarget
06-12-2005, 01:38 PM
I had about eight hours in a Cessna One Fifty Two. I made one bad landing, several stalls, and a few very good S-turns over a railroad!

JG27_Stacko
06-12-2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by jurinko:
me at the controls

http://www.scitech.sk/~jurinko/janikovce18.jpg



We call that the "Gorilla grip"... a plane - like all vehicles - is controlled with the fingertips, and if you were sitting in the left-hand seat (the PIC seat) you would use your left hand only, indeed as just mentioned your left index and middle finger.

I have about 75 hours on the c172, and am slowly (ever so slowly) working towards my CPL, I already have the PPL part complete. I got 95% on the PPL throry test - the highest mark in the history one of the oldest flight schools in the Southern Hemisphere - The Royal Queensland Aero Club. A relative owns 6 twins (Navajo's) that i have also racked up plenty of time behind the controls in - but none of that is in the logbook.

Kazimierz.
06-12-2005, 01:52 PM
Two and a half hours in a Grob sail plane, one tow, two catapults, and one of those snapped and had a hairy aborted landing, no take offs or landings, but I was allowed to release from the tow plane!
awesome.

Thanks to my other half for the best birthday ever.

Wilburnator
06-12-2005, 01:58 PM
I have about 35 or so hours in a Cessna 152 that I flew as a teenager. A few of those were solo. I also took the controls of my father's 1947 Luscombe now and then, but no takeoffs or landings in that.

skabbe
06-12-2005, 02:02 PM
http://www.pilots.nu/images/YWG_CTSW2.JPG

civildog
06-12-2005, 02:22 PM
Cessna 152
Cherokee
Comanche
Texan

han freak solo
06-12-2005, 02:24 PM
Only 40+ hours in a Cessna 152 about 20 years ago. Did solos in practice area and 4 solo cross country trips. I washed out of Texas State Technical Institute flight school due to funds. (TSTI changed to TSTC in the late 1980s)

It was a great experience. The TSTI airport was the old John Connally Air Force Base with massively long runways. There was an avionics firm on the south end of the field that serviced many military and government aircraft.

Some of the highlights:

-Once a spare Air Force One was present getting retrofitted with new avionics.

-Old US Navy A-3s came in using drag parachutes.

-US Airforce T-33 trainers would come in to refuel.

-Many heavy commercial airliners and heavy military transports would practice approaches there.

-I saw a US Air Force C-5 doing approaches and go arounds to burn off fuel since one of the many main gear was stuck at 90 degrees to landing position. Word had it that it finally returned to Kelly AFB in San Antonio to a foamed runway.

-Had great airshows there annually back then, too. With the Thunderbirds, warbirds (old and new), and the Concorde came one year as well.

-Saw what a bird strike could do to a Cessna 172RG. Put a hole in the leading edge of the left wing about 4-1/2" in diameter.

-Learned to avoid the wing tip vertices of the heavies when in an opposing parallel landing pattern in just a Cessna 152.

-Our ground instructors were varied. Two civilian commercial pilots, one P-38 pilot, one Jolly Green Giant pilot, one F-104 pilot, one retired USAF colonel that taught us meteorology, etc. Our flight instructors were guys that just graduated from TSTI the year or two before.

I coudn't keep paying the $30/hour for the plane and the $15/hour for the instructor. Ground school ate up many times the money of flying.

Really good times. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

HercMan
06-12-2005, 02:27 PM
Yep - It's me on the left.....

http://www.thekeeblefamily.com/peter/images/hercfltdeck.jpg

JG27_Dacripler
06-12-2005, 02:32 PM
Cessnas 152 and 172 for a total of 5 hrs at the yoke.. I had to hang up my lessons due to my bad hearing. I simply could not hear the controler and missed out important cues that would have killed me or others. Spartan School in Tulsa OK

It was an intro flying lesson and I took the free hours flight I took the bait hook line and sinker so I signed up for school and paid very little. it was fun while it lasted, I did much more in the classroom than flying.

Jungmann
06-12-2005, 02:51 PM
All Cessna SE
T-34
Bucker Jungmann

"You want torque? You're not ready for torque!"

ST__Pawnee
06-12-2005, 02:58 PM
Only gliders so far:

ASK-13
K-8b
ASK-21
Mistral-C
LS-4b
Discus b

1 sec after touchdown in my Mistral-C:
http://www.dfk.no/arkiv/gallery/albums/album05/P1020120.sized.jpg

Cragger
06-12-2005, 03:09 PM
I've never kept a log of how much flying I've done but its a fair amount for a start. I've never pursued actually aquiring a pilots license. Most of the 'flying' I've done has been at the controls of aircraft have been with friends and family under the guidance of their owners. The ones I can immediately recall having spent 10 or more hours at the controls and have controlled from startup to shutdown are.

C-152
Baron 58 (assisted)
Comanche
Piper Cherokee

AFSG_Bulldog
06-12-2005, 03:26 PM
Let's see... So far..

Cessna: 150, 152, 172, 172RG, 180 on floats, 182, T182, TR182, 208B, 210, 425, Citation II and CJ.

Stearman 220 and 450

Piper: J3, PA28-140, 160, 200R

Beech 18

Citabria 8KCAB

Aeronca Sedan

Luscome Silvair 8S

And I got to sit in a P-51 once...LOL

blazer-glory
06-12-2005, 03:28 PM
Att HercMan...

Shoot,shoot shoot. He's yours!

What is that your're flying?

han freak solo
06-12-2005, 03:36 PM
Here's TSTI pics, circa 1986. Me on a solo trip from the practice area. Kind of lame to you real pilots, I know.

Turn to base leg. Shows the TSTI campus well.
http://www.lssdigital.com/CessnaPic1.jpg

On final to 17R.
http://www.lssdigital.com/CessnaPic2.jpg

Time to put down the camera!
http://www.lssdigital.com/CessnaPic3.jpg

BPO6_PANP
06-12-2005, 03:38 PM
Bell 47 piston and soloy conversion
MD 500 delta model
crop dusting and agg work
BLM and forest service contracts

LStarosta
06-12-2005, 04:02 PM
Cessna 150,
Cessna 152,
Cessna 172,
Piper Warrior,
Piper Arrow,
Cessna Caravan (208),
SA226/227 Metroliner II/II.

That's pretty much my experience at the ripe age of 17. I did get to sit in the captain's chair of a Boeing 767, but that was before 9/11. Now I'm sure they have airlocks and titanium alloy doors or something.

Skinwehr
06-12-2005, 04:10 PM
I got to fly a little bit in a customer of mine's super cub. Not all that exciting I guess, but to me it was.

Back when I was a JROTC cadet I used to fly the door gunner seat in Huey gunships. That was a heck of a lot of fun.

This may be slightly OT, but a neighbor of mine is in the process of building a FW190 in his Garage. I am helping with "skinning" it.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/skinwehr/MeSuperCub.gif


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/skinwehr/FW190me.gif

blairgowrie
06-12-2005, 04:27 PM
A couple of hundred hours in Cesna 150, 172's Cherokee 140's and 180's. About 20 hours in a taildragger Super Cub. Night rating.

I fly much better in real life than I do in FB game. I can stay alive in real life.

TX-EcoDragon
06-12-2005, 04:29 PM
*Waves*

As far as aircraft types flown:


Bellanca/American Champion: Citabria(GCBC/7ECA/7KCAB, Decathlon, Super Decathlon
Homebuilt: Christen Eagle II, Rebel 2300 AKA: The "Raven", Lancair Legacy 320, 360 and IV
Extra: Extra 200 Extra 300L, Piper: J-3 Cub PA28161 (warrior), PA28181 (Archer, PA28200R (Arrow), PA32R301T (Saratoga II TC) Pitts: S2S, S2A, S2C Beechcraft: C-33 Debonair, F-33 Aerobatic Bonanza, A-36 Bonanza
T-34 Mentor (aerobatic. .until that AD issue with the spar, Cessna: C-172 Skyhawk, C-172RG Cutlass, C-177RG Cardinal, C-182 Skylane, C-182 RG, C-206 Stationaire, C-T210 Turbo Centurion


Warbirds/Vintage:Stinson L-5, North American A-T6 Texan/SNJ/Harvard, North American P-51D and TF-51, Boeing/Stearman PT-17 and 450 SuperStearman, WACO YMF-5

Jet:Aero Vodochody L-39

Rotorcraft: Schweizer 300 CB

blazer-glory
06-12-2005, 04:45 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TheGozr
06-12-2005, 05:49 PM
Jungmann, where the Bucker was from ? 125? 150?

Thx

Woof603
06-12-2005, 06:31 PM
AT6, DH Chipmonk, T33, F86, Beech 18, C47/DC3, Vickers Viscount, L188 Electra, B727, B707, DC9, DC8, L1011.

PBNA-Boosher
06-12-2005, 07:53 PM
Yep, getting my pilot's license this july flying Piper Cherokee 140's, Cherokee Cruisers, in other words. A sweet little plane. Handles very nicely.

wayno7777
06-12-2005, 08:16 PM
Well, about 6 minutes stick time in a UH-1H. The LT. kept his feet on the rudder pedals, but I got to change altitude with the collective and bank with the cyclic. My other 80 hours were spent in the crewchief's seat. Also did about 6 hours of hoist training.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/Army_69-15924.jpg

Worf101
06-12-2005, 08:22 PM
Does hangin' by my G-string out the side of Huey count?

Da Worfster

Butonga
06-12-2005, 08:26 PM
@1200 hours in the back of an HC130H, not really sure, havent checked my actual logs in a long time. Only required 4hrs a month for flight pay and I get @100hrs most months, so..yah. Depends on the officers, but when we deploy and do long patrols everyday, sometimes I get to take a turn flying the plane, of course one of the pilots is always in the other seat.

I'll be a flight engineer sooner or later and thats about as close as I'll get to being a real life pilot......I'll be the guy slapping the pilots on the head everytime they reach for the wrong lever, knob, button, switch, put their coffee cups over the instrament panels, go too slow or too low on approaches, line up on final ON THE TAXI WAY (it's happened...more than once, but all were newbie pilots, newbie pilots scare the hell out of me)! Keep tally on which pilot landed hard, used too much wheel break cause they taxi too fast, over torque motors..break the plane, because in my service we are not fixers or flyer's, we are fixer's AND flyer's and I hate doing extra work. Oh and if they are ring knockers, they'll get a general slap on the head to bring them back down to earth.



Att HercMan...

Shoot,shoot shoot. He's yours!

What is that your're flying?



That would be a C-130.

VBF-83_Hawk
06-12-2005, 09:05 PM
it goes about like this:
1,000 hrs in a Cessna 180F (Taildragger)
690 hrs in a Super Cub
255 Maule (tailwheel models)
105 hrs in a Pacer (PA-22/20)
83 hors in a J-3
36 hrs in a Stinson L-5
26 hrs in a Fairchild 24G
15 hrs in a Beach 18

2,200+ hrs in tailwheel airplanes
3,340 total time

not much but its a living http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

huggy87
06-12-2005, 09:08 PM
Over 1400 hours. Started out in a cessna 152. Most of my time is in the FA-18.

c172pilot
06-12-2005, 09:24 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
I' am a private pilot with around 115 hrs in c152's c172s PA161's a bit of glider time and few hrs in a taildragger. Money more money I need more money so I can get my Instrument, Commercial and Sea Plane ratings.

TacticalYak3
06-13-2005, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by FI_Willie:
Stearman, J-3's, Short winged Pipers, Champs, Taylorcrafts, Cessnas, Pitts Specials, several different taildragger homebuilt experimental types, Cessna twin, and some other stuff I can't recall at the moment.

Last flight with me at the controls was 12 years ago. I'd rather ride and look nowadays. Reason being, the DFW TCA and the new rules stemming from 9-11-01. I can't go out and bust FAR's like I used to.

That's all fine and well, but until you play a game featuring one of these planes, and spend a couple minutes reading a webpage about their specs there's so much you don't know. Just wait a minute mate, I'm sure some "expert" here will come along and correct any errors you have concerning these planes (and many more too).

TactS!

no not again
06-13-2005, 08:13 AM
Hi I used to fly gliders about 30 years ago at the Burton & Derby club. On my third solo {aerotow) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I had a gain of height of 2000 feet and sayed up for over an hour! It was one of those days . However badly I flew the glider didnt want to come down. Bye for now.

HercMan
06-13-2005, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by blazer-glory:
Att HercMan...

Shoot,shoot shoot. He's yours!

What is that your're flying?

That's the same as the one in front! A C130K, otherwise known as a Royal Air Force Lockheed Hercules C Mk1, in this instance converted for tanking (air to air refuelling) duties. This is what we did (from the outside!)......

http://www.thekeeblefamily.com/peter/images/hercandf3s.jpg

Old_Canuck
06-13-2005, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by blairgowrie:.... I fly much better in real life than I do in FB game. I can stay alive in real life.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif Wheels: Cessna 152, 172, Piper Cherokee, Piper J3; Floats: Cessna 172, Aeronca Sedan, Piper J3.

VBF-83_Hawk
06-13-2005, 03:27 PM
Thats the problem with the Brits....they are always "passing gas" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


Originally posted by HercMan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blazer-glory:
Att HercMan...

Shoot,shoot shoot. He's yours!

What is that your're flying?

That's the same as the one in front! A C130K, otherwise known as a Royal Air Force Lockheed Hercules C Mk1, in this instance converted for tanking (air to air refuelling) duties. This is what we did (from the outside!)......

http://www.thekeeblefamily.com/peter/images/hercandf3s.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

StellarRat
06-13-2005, 04:15 PM
Three hours in single engine light planes.

HercMan
06-13-2005, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by VBF-83_Hawk:
Thats the problem with the Brits....they are always "passing gas" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Hee hee! Good one!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

HeinzBar
06-13-2005, 04:47 PM
S!,
Me at work in the back of our Bell Jet Ranger and having a ball http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.jagdverband44.com/Photos/Maverick8x6%2005-05.jpg

TROOPER117
06-13-2005, 05:50 PM
Cessna 152 + 182, still learning!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JunkoIfurita
06-13-2005, 07:30 PM
That's the same as the one in front! A C130K, otherwise known as a Royal Air Force Lockheed Hercules C Mk1, in this instance converted for tanking (air to air refuelling) duties. This is what we did (from the outside!)......

I lurve the Hercules amost as much as I do the venerable Gooney Bird http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Big, stately planes that'll go anywhere.

Been behind the wheel of a surviving Trans-Australian Airlines DC-3 at an airshow (friends with the owners), but I wouldn't call that flying http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif as I wasn't going to do ANYTHING except hold her level.

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FoolTrottel
06-13-2005, 07:41 PM
except hold her level

Well, aint that the basics of flying?

TheGozr
06-14-2005, 12:00 AM
Bucker,Wacco, Ryan, Sokoi jet,Glider, some experimental planes, Mig 17, Yak 9's, Ultra lights and some Cessna's

Zacast
06-14-2005, 01:28 AM
I have about 25 seconds of pilot time in a Cessna 152. Half hour intro flight =)

I'll be starting college getting a degree in aeronautical science with flight training this fall. It will be fun. =)