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5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« on: May 11, 2006, 06:47:06 PM »
ATTAWAY GUYS!
Like the "PRICELESS" series!  And 2 in one week, you're gathering steam.   :D

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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 07:50:34 PM »
Way to go Charles... :D

I remember I couldn't go flying one time as a student after some neanderthal put the oil cap on so tight I couldn't get it off...  >:(

If I would have known at the time, I would have asked... "Chuck, was that you???"  |:)\ ;D
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 09:58:45 PM »
Great one!!! reminds me of last year, at my birthday (when I sure wanted to fly) I came to the airport and found out the plane I flew (a C-172) had been flown by some guy who came in nose first into the runway rather hard, resulting in bent prop, busted engine, firewall, and a few other things...  :(

anyway, great strip!!!
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 01:41:11 AM »
yeah, i've seen that scenario more than once unfortunately. i had to reschedule my multi-commercial twice because of that!
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 03:42:10 AM »
Like I said in my blog . . . not invented!

I once gave a student tools to take with him on a checkride. The Schweizer he was supposed to be flying had problems with oil-fouling the plugs everytime it sat for more than 3hrs and he was from Switzerland and had no time to re-schedule his checkride since he was going back home the next day.
He was an A&P in Europe anyways but not here in the states.

If I had a nickel for everytime a student had his plane down at the time of the checkride. . . .
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 04:57:44 AM »
49 hours for 9K?  WHEW!

An average of 183$ per flight hour?  For fixed wing?? *faints*

I guess I was lucky to get the 152 for 65/hr wet, instructor for 30/hr.  :)

(The 9K is what I'm expecting to pay for my instrument.  *cringe*)

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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2006, 05:57:00 AM »
He, how come the student looks like me as I was younger than today?
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 05:41:35 PM »
He, how come the student looks like me as I was younger than today?

HA HA!

I never thought about it but you're right.... with the glasses and all... ;)
That's funny!


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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006, 03:29:21 AM »
Great strip.  No checkride for me, but I did try to go fly one day and some idiot had taxied down the vehicle access roads insttead of the taxiway and put a fence into the right wing.
WOW I did that!

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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2006, 08:17:42 AM »
Great strip.  No checkride for me, but I did try to go fly one day and some idiot had taxied down the vehicle access roads insttead of the taxiway and put a fence into the right wing.

Didn't have that happen, but had an idiot who decided that he would drive right in front of me (via the little access gate) while I was taxiing on my second solo.  I'm thankful the strut kept the prop from hitting the ground cause I put the brakes on hard.  Didn't see him after I got up in the pattern, so no clue what his mission was.

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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2006, 03:38:52 PM »
i guess that'll wake you up, eh wbarn!
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2006, 09:34:16 PM »
49 hours for 9K?  WHEW!

An average of 183$ per flight hour?  For fixed wing?? *faints*

I guess I was lucky to get the 152 for 65/hr wet, instructor for 30/hr.  :)

(The 9K is what I'm expecting to pay for my instrument.  *cringe*)


Back when I got my license (in 1985), A C-152 II was going for $28/hour wet, and instructor time was $12.00/hour.  It cost me around $3K to get my PPL ticket.... and that was through Parks Air College.

Oh... and if you wanted to get fancy, and have a C-152 II IFR equipped (meaning TWO radios one of which had a GS), it went for $32.00/hour wet.

Ah, those were the days!
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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2006, 09:57:34 PM »
I am always amazed about how you guys catch even the slightest mistake! ;)
Talk about hard-core fans... ;D

I must have had a helicopter number in my head when I drew it....
It costs about 9k to 10k to get one of them. And actually, in our book Jason is learning how to fly helicopters. So there is a little mix-up. Our website-strips are usually made up on the spot a day or so before Tuesday...

I used to get an R22 for $110 and hour and I think it was $95 or so block rate when I first started. Those days have long passed as well unfortunately.


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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2006, 06:21:54 PM »
49 hours for 9K? WHEW!

An average of 183$ per flight hour? For fixed wing?? *faints*

By my figuring (well my online currency converters) that's 98ish.  A good ten quid cheaper than what I'm paying for lessons these days.

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Re: 5/12---PRICELESS!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2006, 08:19:58 PM »
Back when I got my license (in 1985), A C-152 II was going for $28/hour wet, and instructor time was $12.00/hour.  It cost me around $3K to get my PPL ticket.... and that was through Parks Air College.

Oh... and if you wanted to get fancy, and have a C-152 II IFR equipped (meaning TWO radios one of which had a GS), it went for $32.00/hour wet.

Ah, those were the days!

Lucky you! down here, the C-152 is $90, plus $30 instructor (although most people charge like $40 or $50). a C-172 will drain about $110, and the pirces are going up 'cause the fuel is getting more expensive these days...
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