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Old 04-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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any one fly or have pilot license?

I am going for my commercial and have my single engine private license.

Any one else fly? I planned to go into the airforce but realized i was colorblind and gave up, boo. At the time I didnt know about which tests they actually give you in the military. I am red/green and I can pass certain tests. Some military vets told me they dont always do the ishihara test, so I might have passed!

Whats scary though is when I went for my class erm.. A? I think medical (whichever 1 has the most demanding vision test, its the transport one), I got MANY of the color cards wrong and the nurse passed me anyways...

So how about you guys?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I have a private pilot certificate, but I haven't flown in a few years. I've actually run into a few people who avoided the USAF for issues that likely wouldn't have automatically disqualified them. It's really unfortunate, IMO.

BTW, I believe you meant a class 1 medical. I'm surprised you weren't required to take a SODA test due to the colorblindness, but I guess you met their qualifications without it.

Anyway, good luck with your training.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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No license, but I took many sailplane lessons when I was younger. I still occasionally pay for a ride or three each summer, and ask the pilot to let me fly. I *hate* landing them, but takeoff and following the towplane and releasing the cable is such fun! And no engine sounds, just wind
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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i used to fly...but i quit 2 years ago.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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I've been flying for the past 2 years, but have been a bit short on spare money at the moment to do much flying.
Only really took up flying as my father had built his own plane and then passed away before being able to fly it himself. ( He had owned a few planes over the years ). Thought it would be a good idea to learn to fly since we had a plane to use.
As yet I still haven't been able to fly my Dad's plane. It has been in the workshop for over a year now.
The plane I have been learning to fly is a Tecnam Golf.
Hopefully in the near future I will be able to have a fly of my Dad's plane.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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my dad does, ever since he was a contractor for the Air force back in the 80s, he asked if I was interested but I am Middle Eastern, idk if flying lessons for me would be best since I plan on going into law enforcement on federal level :p.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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I had a next door neighbor many years ago that had his private, insturment, instructor and commercial license. He got there at an early age by working (from high school on) at the local airport flight service.

He washed out in the airforce because he was color blind at speeds in excess of Mach 2. How'd they test that?

He went on to be a Captain with Delta. I suspect he is retired now.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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I have 15 hours but no ground school yet.
My father in law is a Capt with United.
One of our local guys is a commercial pilot too.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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I have 15 hours but no ground school yet.
My father in law is a Capt with United.
One of our local guys is a commercial pilot too.
Speak of the devil...

I have an ATP in multi-engine airplanes with a Saab 340 type rating, commercial certificate with single and multi engine, instrument rating, and a flight instructor certificate with single, multi, and instrument ratings. I have roughly 4000 hours total time.

I currently work as a captain and check airman for Colgan Air, but thanks to things beyond our control, our company is going away. Luckily, I can slide on over to our sister company and fly either a CRJ-200 or CRJ-900, but due to contractual things I can't be a captain on those until enough of the sister company guys leave that seat. So, first officer it will be for a while. Oh, well.

Any Houston area aviators interested in splitting some time, let me know. I haven't done any flying for fun in years, and I've been itching to go up.

Also, if I can help anybody in any way, be it knowledge or cheap flight lessons, let me know, I'd be glad to help.

Glad to see some fellow aviators here!
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