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Old 12-08-2007, 11:43 PM
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I believe the Falcon was designed to military standards, and is in use by the French airforce as well as the USCG. Good enough for me.

A cheap cool jet are the L-29 and L-39 jet trainers. The guy who wrote IceAge and Ants has one as well as a Hawker. Over three hundred in private use today!

http://www.warbirdalley.com/l39.htm

http://www.aero-concept.com/Pages/Pa.../39_offer.html

And here is one of my favorite prop planes, kind of a baby Douglas Skyraider (Spad):

http://www.aso.com/i.aso3/aircraft_v...xxxregionid=-1

But, if I was to actually buy a plane, I figure a post 1978 Cessna 182 makes a lot of sense.

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This guy was my instructor, built a few planes himself, then eventually got into this business.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess- I only get to look at them from the technical and value standpoint. I'm the low man on the totem-pole that the rich folk ask if an airframe is good or bad.
Falcons are almost a cult or purist aircraft- many of their owners are or were pilots themselves and know how they're put together. In a structural and systems comparison, nothing else comes close. The new Falcon 7X is a jaw-dropper.
You're riding around in some beautiful machines Nort!! Congrats!
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Rode on in a Falcon 2000 to Montana with my wife's boss, and G400 on the way back......both nice but different. My son Jake's first flight! Where do we go from here?
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Why not pick up a Quarter Horse while you're at it......
Why stop at a quarter? Why not buy the whole horse?
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Did someone say quarterhorse?
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Anyone went that way? Should I go with plane? or helicopter?

if you have the helicopter license, can you fly a plane? wich one is the most / less expensive?
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Funny thing....

I am getting out of owning airplanes and buying a boat. I sold my Extra 300S to RED BULL sport drinks (High Performance Aerobatic Airplane) and I fly for a Major US Airline so my Insurance was cheap--even for airshow flying. My major ***** is costs are ALWAYS going up in Aviation, you have a lot of regulations to deal with, but I say GO FOR IT! I plan on keeping some cheap plane in my hangar, but for now I want to screw around with boats, plus yuo can have a "beverage" or two with you and I don't need to worry about the FAA yanking my Certificates fro soemthign stupid!

Each to his own I guess.....
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Rode on in a Falcon 2000 to Montana with my wife's boss, and G400 on the way back......both nice but different. My son Jake's first flight! Where do we go from here?
Two awesome pics- thanks for sharing!
Where do you go from there? Certainly not back to the airlines....
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Two awesome pics- thanks for sharing!
Where do you go from there? Certainly not back to the airlines....

Well......where do we go from there? Two weeks later we got a ride again, but htis time on a G550! We are very very very fortunate to get these rides.
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