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Offline Mike

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What have you flown so far?
« on: April 25, 2006, 04:50:20 PM »
So, Frank and I have been talking in the thread "flinging bovine excrement" about a new thread similar to the post your picture and that kind of stuff.

Let's list all the cool stuff you have flown over the years. ANYTHING you got your hands on, license or no license, rating or no rating, just as long as you were at least in the air holding the controls and moved them a little.

Lets see how many aircraft types we can rack up here!


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 05:23:42 PM »
First plane to ever fly - Beaver
then:

C-150
C-152
C-172
edit again: C-172RG
C-182
Citabria
Cheetah
Tiger
Tomahawk
Warrior
Archer
Arrow
Geronimo
Seminole
Yak-52
I think that's it so far

edit forgot about a friends' Mooney

2nd edit: forgot i've got a few hours in a C-172RG (thanks Frank!)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2006, 03:33:41 PM by plthijnx »
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 06:18:11 PM »
Ok, when it comes to planes:

First plane ever was a little Piper Cherokee (PA 140 I believe)
then:
C-150
C-152
C-172
C-182
C-210
C-337
C-414
Seminole
Archer
Decathlon
Boeing Stearman (yeah!! 2.5hrs!! what a ride!! ;D)

Diamond Dimona
Grob
SF-25 "Motorfalke"
HB-21
Samburo (not sure on the spelling)

I gotta look up the rest in my logbooks....


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 06:43:16 PM »
Yep, I was right, it's called the AVO-68-V "Samburo" motor glider


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 08:20:28 PM »
Ok here is my list (kind of small but hoping to make it bigger and bigger with the years):

B-205
B-206
B-212
B-412
C-152
C-172
IAI-201 Arava
Navajo
R-44
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 09:18:58 PM »
Let’s see:

Cessna:
150
152
170 (on floats)
172
210 (with a massive 550 engine)
310 (both R and C model)
340 (wishful thinking here. My company may trade up. I am hoping they do!)

Beech crap...errr... craft:
King air C90
Baron 58
Duchess BE 76

Piper:
Seneca II
Cherokee 140
A strait tail Bonanza

Lockheed 60 (has an amazing IO720 with 400hp!!!! It was a truck!!!)

If anyone would like to add a plane to my list just give me a call and we will go fly it!!!!

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 10:01:10 PM »
Wow that's a cool list we already have here! I'm surprised to see that I'm first to list this type:

F-177RG

Yeah that's a short list, but still a wonderful experience and one I hope to have again.

C310: LOL at the Beech name-joke, and a great final line to the post too and I think that one sums it up for most if not all of us here :D

Mike: Cool 2.5 hr ride you got there!
Btw how is a Seminole to fly?

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 10:17:30 PM »
Let's see...

First plane ever was a Mooney, I think.  Had no idea what type.  Then:

C-172
Diamond Katana (C model)
Piper Cadet
Warrior
Arrow
Seminole
Decathalon
Mooney M20-C
C-152
Archer (and Cherokee 180...basically the same thing)
C-177RG

I think that's it.  I tried to put it in chronological order...

Frank, the Slowminole...I mean the Seminole isn't too bad.  We always said it had the glide ratio of a chomed set of car keys, but I did like flying it.  It flies just like a big Cherokee.  It's a great twin engine trainer, but if you want to actually go somewhere, you're better off getting a fast single.  You'll get there faster and use less fuel.

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 11:34:26 PM »
Oh, I forgot the:

V-tail Bonanza (the one that belongs to Harrison Ford even!! who else gets to do that??!!!)
C-182RG
and
the Grumman Tiger


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2006, 12:49:23 AM »
Do simulators count?? I got to fly the B-2 Sim at Whitman Air Force base for an hour. That was fun. If you ever get to fly one remember not to flair on landing. You will start to climb and finally stall. You have to force it on the runway. It wants to glide forever. That was the hardest part to overcome…besides the night refueling… ;D

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2006, 01:43:49 AM »
That's some handy information there buddy! ;)
I will remember that for the next time I go fly the B2.

HA HA, just kidding!
I actually think it's cool you got to fly that simulator, must have been amazing and it definetly counts since I think you got the closest to flying one of those of anybody here in the forum.
But let's not count any playstation simulators here, only "real" and "full motion" simulators!


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2006, 02:56:28 AM »
Oh, yeah.  182 time.  I've got that, too. 

Also got to fly one of Northwest's 757 sims in high school.  That was an awesome experience.

You mean my Frasca 242 time doesn't count here?   ;D
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2006, 06:22:56 AM »
Engineer’s hands-on flying on:

B 206 (a lot)
B 206L
B 205
B 412
AS 350
AS 355F/N (offshore too)
AS 365 (a lot)
A 109 Power
A 119 Koala
R 22
S 76A+/B
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2006, 03:39:35 PM »
Frank, the Slowminole...I mean the Seminole isn't too bad.  We always said it had the glide ratio of a chomed set of car keys, but I did like flying it.  It flies just like a big Cherokee.  It's a great twin engine trainer, but if you want to actually go somewhere, you're better off getting a fast single.  You'll get there faster and use less fuel.

also it has counter-rotating props so it doesn't have a critical engine. although some would argue that you do because if you loose one engine the other one is the only one left and therefore critical.
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2006, 06:10:07 PM »
I've heard that the critical engine isn't as big a deal as the FAA says it is. 
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