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    Quote Originally Posted by HiSpd View Post
    I'm a military pilot. Fly F/A-18c's out Miramar, CA. Have my civilian endorsements as well (multi-engine, commercial, instrument) I am actually looking to buy something like an Van's RV...Any suggestions?

    Bro, you have the facking JOB!!! I'd take that job over any other in the world. And I'd do it for free. So awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyinglakland View Post
    I am going to have to switch instructors for the second time within 8 hours of instruction between the two and it's getting old. I feel I am just waisting my hard earned high school job money. I want to finish before college, so I feel icant quit though. There are probably 6-8 students to just one plane, at the new flight school since the FBO changed. Not getting me closer to my s2000 either :/
    There is more than just one flight schools around the greater Cincy area. Check 'em out. Don't be afraid to drive for an hour (or more) to get to a quality instructor and airport.

    Do not think that you have to learn under a Class C airspace and/or with a towered field. Radio work can always come later--right now, learn your stick/rudder skills, your CRM skills, your ground school, and start getting quality hours in your logbook.

    Check out Claremont County, maybe. I don't know anything about it other than A) It's where Sporty's is located, B) Easy access, both by air and by car, C) no tower to deal with, D) well maintained facility.

    Again, and I can't emphasize this enough, do NOT feel obligated or pressured to go with "certified flight schools." In my opinion, those are a huge waste of money--because their job is to make money, and they can do that even if they don't make pilots.

    Best instructor you'll ever find will be some gray-haired retired military or airline aviator who sits in his lawn chair in front of his hangar in the afternoons talking with other gray-haired retired aviators. Those guys have seen it all, done it all, and more than once.

    What's more, they're TRUE aviators who love airplanes and aviation and want to see more young people follow in their passion.

    Go for it.

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    Thanks! I needed that. My pastor flies from the middletown airport, and he has been bugging me about the little school they have there. It is alot cheaper, just an extra 20 min drive. I may just have to go that route. Thanks I'll keep you updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasFlyer View Post
    There is more than just one flight schools around the greater Cincy area. Check 'em out. Don't be afraid to drive for an hour (or more) to get to a quality instructor and airport.

    Do not think that you have to learn under a Class C airspace and/or with a towered field. Radio work can always come later--right now, learn your stick/rudder skills, your CRM skills, your ground school, and start getting quality hours in your logbook.

    Check out Claremont County, maybe. I don't know anything about it other than A) It's where Sporty's is located, B) Easy access, both by air and by car, C) no tower to deal with, D) well maintained facility.

    Again, and I can't emphasize this enough, do NOT feel obligated or pressured to go with "certified flight schools." In my opinion, those are a huge waste of money--because their job is to make money, and they can do that even if they don't make pilots.

    Best instructor you'll ever find will be some gray-haired retired military or airline aviator who sits in his lawn chair in front of his hangar in the afternoons talking with other gray-haired retired aviators. Those guys have seen it all, done it all, and more than once.

    What's more, they're TRUE aviators who love airplanes and aviation and want to see more young people follow in their passion.

    Go for it.

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    Currently working on my PPL, going all the way to commercial. Learning on one of the most unique strips in the US, WV12 - Mallory. It's 2000x24 feet, Mountain on the right side, and a dog leg at the end of the runway. One of the instructors here has the most hours this side of the Mississippi, 41,000+. Great group of people with tons of experience. My father was a pilot and business partner in a local charter, and I'm looking to go down the same route, or corporate.

    YouTube - Landing WV12 Mallory Airport, South Charleston, WV

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    Working on my private pilot's. My dad and my brother have their PPLs, and are working on their instruments. My uncle's got his PPL, instrument, and multi-engine. Our whole family flies GA.

    I like to think we've got a good sized small fleet...

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    Currently working on my helicopter PPL and looking to go through to Commercial and CFI. I'm at 12.5 hours and my instructor said I'd be good for a solo flight before 20 hours! A couple more weeks !!!
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    If helicopter lessons cost the same as an airplane, I would probably have chosen the helicopter haha.
    That's awesome. What kind of chopper are you in? R44?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyinglakland View Post
    If helicopter lessons cost the same as an airplane, I would probably have chosen the helicopter haha.
    That's awesome. What kind of chopper are you in? R44?
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    I have the RC version! Way cool man!

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    Air Force, transitioning from C-12s to MC-130Hs

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