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fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
Too many expensive hobbies...
One of my more senior co-workers is going to have his Pilot Instructor Rating by the end of the summer, and he's offering free lessons (student has to pay for the plane time) to fellow employees.

Man, it's so tempting!
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wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: July 18th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Eventually...

You could fly the plane and then jump out of it -- pretend you're an action star.

You'd have to have a copilot though or it WOULD be an expensive hobby. :-D
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: July 18th, 2003 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
The FAA would probably frown on it as well.

Sounds like a sport for a rich Saudi prince.
From: j5nn5r Date: July 18th, 2003 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

On flying...

You seem to have done it backwards. Shouldn't you learn to fly the plane before you go jumping out of one?

I'd say go for it, at least twenty hours or so (till solo) and decide if you want your cert (PP-ASEL). I have mine and have never regretted it. I learned so much.

fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: July 18th, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, 20 hours at USD70/hr is 1400, which is less than what my trainer has cost me, and is less than what my AFF lessons are going to cost me. Like I said, so tempting.

Want to come skydiving sometime? It's fun, at least the first time...
jatg From: jatg Date: July 18th, 2003 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's it...

I'm not telling you any more of my goals. You seem to be doing them first.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: July 18th, 2003 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I still can't draw, and I'm not interested in owning a motorcycle (tho getting an M on my driver's license is on the "things to do list").

And this pilot thing is just a temptation right now.

Speaking of which, if I had been thinking a little bit faster the day we all went skydiving, I would have insisted on swapping loads with you two, so you would have been able to go first.
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