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Flight lessons?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by gospringboks, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. gospringboks

    gospringboks Member

    I've always been interested in taking flight lessons. I'm not gonna be in the cockpit of a 777 anytime soon, but I wouldn't mind the occasional recreational flight. Has anyone taken any lessons/classes?
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Zack Moussaoui could help you with that, I'm sure.
  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I never have, but I have several friends that fly. One is a rich Wall Street guy who has had his own plane since he was in college.

    It's a blast going up with them, or when one decides we're going to fly off for a golf weekend somewhere.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I remember reading a quote from an experienced pilot who said that a flight instructor doesn't actually teach you to fly a plane. You basically teach yourself through trial and error.
    The flight instructor's job, he said, is to keep you alive while you're learning to fly.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    PM WildBillCrazyHat. I'm pretty sure he's a pilot.

    And I'll begin taking rotar wing lessons around December/January.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I flew a plane once for a story. It was a rush, to say the least. But given its hefty price, I don't think I'll do it again.
  7. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Buddy of mine has his license. He was working toward a commercial license before it got way too expensive. The few times we went up, he'd hand the controls to me.

    It was entertaining if nothing else.
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    From what I understand, flying isn't something you can do occasionally and stay sharp.
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