Author Topic: Really sobering read (helicopter-rent vs plane-rent)  (Read 6603 times)

Offline Baradium

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Re: Really sobering read (helicopter-rent vs plane-rent)
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007, 08:14:55 AM »
In a 152 you just reduce the fuel you carry to get the weight right.  With two people a 152 usually isn't going to be topped off...
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Re: Really sobering read (helicopter-rent vs plane-rent)
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007, 03:02:23 PM »
Frank, I totally agree with Phil........ |:)\
In my own experience, I'm 6'3"--230 lbs and have flown in a 150 with students as big as 330 lbs (yes folks, I know how to do a W&B)  ::)
Comfort need not be the prime consideration

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Re: Really sobering read (helicopter-rent vs plane-rent)
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2007, 04:32:26 PM »
In a 152 you just reduce the fuel you carry to get the weight right.  With two people a 152 usually isn't going to be topped off...

That's the check-ride answer. 

Frank, I totally agree with Phil........ |:)\
In my own experience, I'm 6'3"--230 lbs and have flown in a 150 with students as big as 330 lbs (yes folks, I know how to do a W&B)  ::)
Comfort need not be the prime consideration

You're not going to be going anywhere long distance in a trainer anyway.  What's an hour or so with your knees in your chin?
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Re: Really sobering read (helicopter-rent vs plane-rent)
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2007, 04:44:59 PM »
Well as I said before then it's not as much weight as it is width (shoulders) however for my below-average height of 5' 9" with sneakers on then I have relatively long legs, and due to problems with the backside of the kneecaps not being smooth then I can't lift with my knees strongly bent so operating anything with heavily bent legs is out of the question, but as said many times before, a ton of these questions will answer themselves the very next time I get close to an aircraft, I just hope that I get that chance.

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