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Old 12-15-2010, 08:51 PM
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we love to fly would like a grumman goose g21 some day to go with our hustler 50 been flying for a long time our dad has a plain and our other brothers have 3
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Interesting thread.

It seems a Sport Pilot certification ($4k) and a Light Sport Aircraft ($126k Cessna 162 Skycatcher) make flying pretty easily within reach.

What would the continuing costs be?
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:21 AM
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Interesting thread.

It seems a Sport Pilot certification ($4k) and a Light Sport Aircraft ($126k Cessna 162 Skycatcher) make flying pretty easily within reach.

What would the continuing costs be?
My understanding of the sport pilot cert is very limited. I think that it limits how far from home you can fly & no passenger carrying. Again, that's what I think.
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When operating as a sport pilot, you as the pilot must operate within the following guidelines of the sport pilot certificate:

Privileges:

Operate as pilot in command of a sport pilot eligible aircraft.
Carry a passenger and share expenses (fuel, oil, airport expenses, and aircraft rental).
Fly during the daytime using visual flight rules (VFR). Three statute miles visibility and visual contact with the ground are required.
Cross-country flying anywhere in the U.S.
Fly up to 10,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL).
Fly solo or with one passenger.
Share operating expenses with another person.
Fly in Class E and G airspace (and B, C, and D airspace with appropriate training).
Allows sport pilots to fly production (standard airworthiness certificate) and experimental amateur-built aircraft that meet the definition of a light-sport aircraft.
Allows rental of special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA).

Limitations:

Prohibited from Class A airspace.
Prohibited from flying in Class B, C, or D airspace until you receive training and a logbook endorsement from an instructor.
No flights outside the U.S. without prior permission from the foreign aviation authority.
May not tow any object.
No flights while carrying a passenger or property for compensation, hire, or
Prohibited from flying in furtherance of a business.


http://www.sportpilot.org/interest/p...mitations.html

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Welcome to the aviation community.
I have been flying for 42 years and boating for 50 years. I love them both and use the plane to get to the lake. I live in the L.A. area and boat in Lake Havasu, AZ it take 5 1/2 hours by car, not towing and I get there in the Baron in 1 1/4 hours and feel relaxed when I arrive. At the end of the week end I look forward to the flight home rather than dredding the drive.
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Planes ... Pah so last year I'm gunna get me one of these
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Interesting thread.

It seems a Sport Pilot certification ($4k) and a Light Sport Aircraft ($126k Cessna 162 Skycatcher) make flying pretty easily within reach.

What would the continuing costs be?
getting into flying is one thing but maintaining a plane can get pretty pricey. these gusys can tell ya that
My grandfather did quite a bit of flying in Alaska with a Cessna 182??? sea plane and two super cubs. Flying is something I've always wanted to do just never have taken the time to do it.
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Flew my plane back from texas to ohio this weekend. 3.5 hour flight time. Went to 25,000 feet and had a nice tail wind that at some times had us with a GS of 400 mph. At FL250 you have to have oxygen so hence the masks.
Was a blast. I have about 15 hours in the plane now and feel very comfortable.
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Brace, that is just awesome!!!
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:07 PM
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The company I fly for just acquired a Lear 60 and we have our Westwind I for sale or partnership.
Westwind I..
430 kts.
2200 mi. range
2 crew + 8 passengers
Large baggage areas
freon air for ground operations
225 gals/hr.
Only inspection due every 200 hrs.
Best and lowest maintenance program of
any corporate jet
* priced less than a new MTI*
and most likely cheaper to operate & maintain
Can supply contract crews

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