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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 19:35 #21

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I want to learn to fly, get my pilots licence.

Can't afford it right now unfortunately. I kinda worked the prices out a couple of years ago....in the UK you have to clock up a certain amount of 'flying hours' in training in order to get your licence, and it would cost around £17,000 minimum.

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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 19:39 #22

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:O £17K! A bloke who works with my husband just got his private pilot's licence. But there was some reason why it's not practical for him to do chartered flights like he'd planned to. I'll find out what the catch was.
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 19:44 #23

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Perhaps its because there is a big difference between flying a Cessna and a Jumbo Jet... :hahano:
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 19:47 #24

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I've sometimes thought about learning to fly myself...I think it's best that I learn to drive first though :chuckle:

£17,000! :O
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 20:03 #25

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Well, I was a professional horsewoman - breaking, schooling and competing any and all horses I was brought, mainly in eventing, but also in dressage and show-jumping (and I will again, when I can get my next good neddy) - and I rarely took a risk. :conf: Riding is the highest risk sport of all, so it must never be taken lightly. Hence the massive and life-long training involved. The whole point of the training is to diminish the risks involved as much as possible and build a trustworthy partnership with the horse, who will then be on your side and working with you.

So, despite my past.... I don't like risks at all. :O
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 20:27 #26

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irrepressible wrote:
I've sometimes thought about learning to fly myself...I think it's best that I learn to drive first though :chuckle:

£17,000! :O

I bet ya know, statistically and all, that flying a small aircraft is probably safer than driving a car down the M6 :chuckle:

And yep, 17K...sounds a lot doesn't it.

But perhaps not so much when you consider that a new car can cost that much and far more eh. A new top-end BMW will cost far more than a decent second-hand Cessna lol..

check, Cessna 172, £67,250... ;)

cessna172forsale.co.uk/
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 20:36 #27

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Nice little plane...I'll take it :D

I have thought about it over the years, always wondered if it was something I could do, I was quite good at flight sims as a kid...I learned to land an F/A 18 Inteceptor on an aircraft carrier :cool: :chuckle:

I imagine one's first solo flight might be a bit hair raising. Also one's first solo landing :chuckle: You'd probably be used to having the instructor there to take the controls incase you ballsed up :chuckle:
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 20:49 #28

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Flying's probably safer than driving. I'll bet landing isn't though. :P :D
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Thrill seeking, etc. 05 Oct 2012 20:56 #29

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Gilly wrote:
Flying's probably safer than driving. I'll bet landing isn't though. :P :D

Could be a bit of a downer if things went pear-shaped... :D
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Thrill seeking, etc. 03 Nov 2012 08:44 #30

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only by individuals, but by the masses. In periodicals
and cyclopaedias, in schools and universities; every-
where, in fact, error prevails, and is quite easy in the
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Thrill seeking, etc. 03 Nov 2012 09:58 #31

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What the fuck are we doing in Afghanistan?
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Thrill seeking, etc. 03 Nov 2012 10:43 #32

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diamondgeezer wrote:
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What the fuck are we doing in Afghanistan?


Same here. According to the God . . . uhm . . . Moloch . . . uhm . . . allies given so-called "Basic Law FOR the FRG", which is supposed to be looked upon by the underlings as a constitution, by the people for the people, article 26 German soldiers are not allowed to participate in "war of aggression" and this "shall be made a criminal offense", but as we all know the peaceful imperialists are only freeing the people from vile dictators in foreign countries with huge natural resources and thus everything is legal according to their God . . . uhm . . . Moloch . . . uhm . . . allies given laws.
"The truth must be repeated over and over again,
because error is repeatedly preached among us, not
only by individuals, but by the masses. In periodicals
and cyclopaedias, in schools and universities; every-
where, in fact, error prevails, and is quite easy in the
feeling that it has a decided majority on its side."

~ J. W. v. Goethe

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