Are there pilots among us? - Page 2




 
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Are there pilots among us?
 
July 31st, 2006  
Stanford Tuck
 
Are there pilots among us?
Does 4500 hours in cj-6a, GA8, C210, C210T, C182, C172, PA31 Navajo, PA 23 Aztec, C207 and C206 count?
Cheers
ST
July 31st, 2006  
Yossarian
 
 
What did you do in the Air Force?Really Im interested.

My Brother is in the USAF,but he is training for base secruity,not being a pilot.

Oh and to Standford,Holy crap that counts!Your truely a good flyer to fly all thos aircraft!You could make any piloting position in any military airbranch almost,well maybe not Night Hawk or Spirit,nor the Space Shuttle,but still you could probly hit the books and and be a good military for the military of any nation.
August 9th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
If I recall correctly, Phoenix80 served in the Iranian Air Force prior to moving to Canada. I'm more fuzzy on what he did -- F-14 technician or something like that?

Being able to fly a plane and being able to fly a tactical jet are two different things. The fact is that, despite it being the first time I ever had controlled a real plane, I flew the T-34C well enough from the back seat that my instructor pilot had no problem with me entering the touch-n'-go pattern and landing one of my own. By no means, is that any indicator that I'd have flown an F-14 or an F/A-18 (or for that matter, the TA-4 that's used in advanced jet training) well enough to qualify as a carrier pilot.

From what I've read, the actual skill needed to fly a Spirit or Nighthawk isn't particularly high -- the planes' computers take all the edge off flying the plane, and since they're stealth, fly at night, and generally aren't spotted on the way into and out of the target, not a lot of "yanking and banking" is needed. What you need more of is an ability to multi-task in the cockpit, have a cool head, and simply be reliable as a person.

You'll understand more of this as you get older.
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Are there pilots among us?
August 9th, 2006  
Irishone
 
 
Im an aero eng still at school so not flying commercially yet. Have some hours but on fixed wing. Wanna fly rotary. Starting flight school (for rotary) in September. Going to get my licenses then decide wheither I want to go military or not.

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Originally Posted by Sukio
Flyboys
Hey and Sukio...some of us are flygirls
August 9th, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
flew a glider- does that count?

My old man went to the USAFA.
August 9th, 2006  
Yossarian
 
 
I simply asked if any one has ever flwon,ANY aircraft,I know its hard flying tatical fighters,multiroles or attackers.It takes training,skill and confidence in yourself,you aircraft,your ground crew,and your cause.Without these aspects you are as good as meat on the modern battle "Field"or should I say, skies of today.


I looking for some one who has flown,any aircraft!For any branch of military or private,or civialian.Im not expecting a bunch of hot shot top gun like fihghter pilots to come forth on this,I was looking for the pilots of all backgrounds,I know its tough trying to conquer the skies,but different people fly in different ways,and I wanted to seek that!

Oh and deer slayer,if you controled it to the point of piloting the craft,then heck yea that counts!
August 10th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Well, maybe you are aware of what it takes to fly tactical aircraft, but your previous post didn't sound like it:
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Originally Posted by Sukio
Oh and to Standford,Holy crap that counts!Your truely a good flyer to fly all thos aircraft!You could make any piloting position in any military airbranch almost,well maybe not Night Hawk or Spirit,nor the Space Shuttle,but still you could probly hit the books and and be a good military for the military of any nation.
So I stand corrected.
 


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