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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Baradium on July 03, 2016, 03:31:38 AM »
Ouch
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on July 01, 2016, 03:51:49 AM »
found out something today. If you get into my predicament make sure you GO TO REHAB OR IOP!!!! it is a requirement for the 1st and 2nd class medicals. so far i've done everything backasswards and it's costing me huge. IF I'd of gone to rehab or IOP first, like right off the bat, still hungover or a day or two later then my medical insurance would have covered it. But since i've been sober for 11+ months now........yeah, no. negative. the $ comes out of my pocket and i'm up to $9500 spent so far including my CE-500 SIC sign off last weekend and that total will be climbing at least another 4300-4500 in the next week or so for IOP. IOP is Intensive Out Patient or something like that. basically rehab for people who have to work. 3 or 4 nights a week, depending on where you go @ approximately $270 bucks a night for 4 or 5 weeks (depending on the 3 or 4 nights a week plan)
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 28, 2016, 02:04:10 AM »
oh! and these new ATP requirements are WHACK!
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 28, 2016, 02:03:38 AM »
Thanks G!

Got my SIC sign off last Friday and so now my wife and I are saving for a house (gotta do what we gotta do) then i'll be saving for the full blown type rating. 1200 hours (for part 135.243c) is going to come up pretty quick with just under 400 to go.
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by G-man on June 23, 2016, 08:06:13 AM »
At least you are back in the air......good luck and fingers crossed here.....

As one knows---"Time spent in the air or on the water is not deducted from ones lifespan".....
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Aviation related topics / Re: Loss of alternator at 6500 ft in the dark
« Last post by G-man on June 23, 2016, 08:01:58 AM »
Glad you made it, but I suspect your battery may need to be changed....it should have lasted at least 20 minutes at night with non-essential stuff turned on....
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 23, 2016, 03:03:37 AM »
Congratulations on getting back in the air

Thank you sir! have my CE-500 SIC ride at some point this weekend, maybe Monday, and after that have a trip planned for later on that week or the following week to KASE. I won't be paid, but at this point and time? I don't care, it can wait another 45 days or so lol  ::cowboy::
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Aviation related topics / Loss of alternator at 6500 ft in the dark
« Last post by Daniel Lindberg on June 23, 2016, 12:27:21 AM »
 ::sweat::
My wife and I were enroute from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on December 7, 2015. We were enroute to our home base at 08D (Stanley ND)
It was a beautiful night to make the 3-4 hour flight home. Normally I fly alone in the dark, but is was such a nice night, my wife and I decided to make the journey home. We were at 6500 ft and cruising at about 130 kts. All of a sudden my voltage light blinked once, my Garmin 430 blinked once, then my fuel gauges dropped to empty. Within 15 seconds all electric items were dead. We had no lights, no GPS, nothing. Fortunately I had a backup WiFi system in my plane and my ipad on my lap. This allowed us to find an airport and give me the needed info to safely land at a small airport that had their runway lights on as I could not activate the lights from my plane. Very scary, very dark, and things happened very quickly. I also have electric landing gear which was obsolete, so I tried twice to manually crank the gear down, thought it was down, it was not. We are still waiting for our plane after the gear up landing. But thanks to my backup WiFi system and ipad, we survived and lived to fly again soon. I share this story to save lives, but also would recommend www.aviationessentials.net for the backup systems, they offer new and used items like the one that virtually saved our lives that night. I will continue to fly at night, however it's going take alot to get my wife back up in the dark. N292LG
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Baradium on June 19, 2016, 10:00:01 PM »
Congratulations on getting back in the air
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 17, 2016, 04:01:41 PM »
Called Oklahoma yesterday and they said they approved my application Wednesday and that my medical was in the mail to me. I'd asked them to fax it to me so that I could have it in hand. When the fax came through, up across the top of the medical it said MEDICAL CERTIFICATE THIRD CLASS to which I immediately got on the phone to OK city because I'd applied for the 1st class and didn't understand why I'd been issued a 3rd. Long story short, what they did was grant me a 3rd class medical so I can get back to flying for recreation/training/bfr/ipc etc while my 1st class application is forwarded to Washington DC and reviewed for approval there which is where all HIMS program medical applications are reviewed.

So I got that goin' for me......which is nice
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