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Old 04-03-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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How many pilots on here?

Hi, I am a Student Pilot currently taking flying lessons at a local flight school in NJ. I am interested to see how many other Boxster owners on here currently fly for work/leisure or even plan to in the future? My father was a Pilot(Military) and I moved base-to-base all my life so I guess I sort of had it in my blood. It was my dream to fly for the military as well but my weak eyes were a disqualification. My dream now is to live on an air park and fly as much as I want and maybe eventually instruct to make my living. It seems likeit will be a few years before I can do that.

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Old 04-03-2015, 12:43 PM   #2
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I have my private pilot and my glider pilot license.

I spent 23 years in the USAF as a navigator on the KC-135R; the big air refueling jet. Along the way I spent 5 of those years as a liaison officer to the US Army in a close-air support/air liaison officer role. I've seen the world from one end to the other.

Now that I'm retired I work as a range control officer on a joint-use Air Force/Army bombing range. I'm still around military aircraft everyday.

I couldn't have had a better career.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:46 PM   #3
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Plus 1 for Private Pilot!!!
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:46 PM   #4
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I work as a Test Pilot to pay for my Porsche addiction... :-)
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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student pilot here, 15 hrs not yet solo'd, but ready. I fired my last CFI. Currently flying a C-150, but have been in C-120, C-170, and a PA-28. I love the C-150 by far the most. I like to hop off my Busa and step into a 150. Yea, life is good.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:58 PM   #6
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I thought I was on the Hayabusa forum. Correction: I like to step out of my Boxster, and into a C-150
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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Commercial Pilot, Instrument rating, airplane owner (Beech Super III, 200 HP), airplane builder (Vans RV-9A, 160 HP).

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Old 04-03-2015, 03:45 PM   #8
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I couldn't have had a better career.
Congrats on your career.....I love hearing stories like that.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:48 PM   #9
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Private -multi engine- floats. 0360 powered Glastar taildragger + Aerocet 2200 floats. Boxster spent the winter in the hangar with the Glastar-nestled next to the floats.

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Old 04-03-2015, 04:29 PM   #10
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Does RC Count ?

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Old 04-03-2015, 05:20 PM   #12
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:50 PM   #15
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Side note, these Porsches feel like Pilots cars.
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Just helicopters. Preferably at night in dark, vacant air.


I am scared of birds, but I think they are more scared of me.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:51 PM   #17
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Oddly enough I always had an interest in the Air Force, but my build and desire to be a somewhat viable family man has steered me away.

Regardless I want a private license, any suggestions on at what age i should begin pursuing this?

As a side note the band teacher at school used to have a boxster and now has a cayanne GTS and an air cooled 911, he is an Apache pilot in the guard.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:09 PM   #18
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Private -multi engine- floats. 0360 powered Glastar taildragger + Aerocet 2200 floats. Boxster spent the winter in the hangar with the Glastar-nestled next to the floats.

Would that be at CYOO?
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:48 PM   #20
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spent 8 years in the army as a crew chief on blackhawks and hueys. not a pilot, but a little stick time on mtfs in the hueys. bye the way f350 nice bird strike, hope all was well after. was it a hawk? dealt with a few pigeons in my days also.

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