View Full Version : Giving up FB to fly Warbirds for real...

07-29-2004, 09:48 AM
Would you?

07-29-2004, 09:48 AM
Would you?

07-29-2004, 09:52 AM
No, you can't shoot anyone then http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

- Yellonet

07-29-2004, 10:00 AM
Only if it is a Hurricane. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


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El Turo
07-29-2004, 10:01 AM
Only if I hit the Mega-Millions.

I'm soooo due.


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07-29-2004, 10:22 AM
Yes, if I could fly as often as I do with FB and if I got a decent warbird (Spithttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif) and not something like a Storch. Don't get me wrong, i've got nothing against the Storch, but...well...you know.

07-29-2004, 10:59 AM
In a heartbeat...
Why, do you have a proposition for me? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

07-29-2004, 11:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gpang788:
Would you?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Of course! Thats why I have a 60% scale FW190 in the garage.. (want to build an all metal 75% scale though)..

07-29-2004, 01:39 PM
I`d give a lot more up if i could go fly FW 190`s and JU 88`s! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif


07-29-2004, 01:40 PM
Where do I sign?

Zayets out


07-29-2004, 01:48 PM
if you have about a grand an hour to spend, go for it. Buy a yak3 with a allison engine they are going for $165,000 now which is very cheap for a warbird. 4 years ago they were 60-80k for a yak3


07-29-2004, 01:55 PM
With the way some of us fly online, like myself for example, i long before you killed youself http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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07-29-2004, 03:56 PM
Ill never give up FB till anoter sim comes along or I am incapable of enjoying it.. however I did bite the bullet today and start the process for my private pilots licencse... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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07-29-2004, 04:07 PM
Actually, I wouldn't. I have a PPL and a small amount of hours since I got the ticket in 2000, so I know how expensive just regular flying is. Besides, flying one of those birds is a lot harder ( I imagine ) than flying one in AEP!! Even if I had the money, to be ready to fly something bigger, faster than your average Cessna/Piper, I'd want to have at least 1000 hours logged with a instrument, commmercial and twine engine rating. And also an aerobatic and tail-dragger sign-offs for sure. And at the age of 46, with a financial budget like mine, I'll have to relegate the whole idea to my dreams and fantasies. Flying sims like this one is as close as I'll likely get!!! If I were a multi-millionaire and 10 years younger, I have to say I'd be highly tempted though.

07-29-2004, 04:34 PM
I'd do both.

"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."

07-29-2004, 05:11 PM
I have thought about this one before. I would love to own a Corsair, but like so many of the above posters I will never have the money, and it would take some doing just to get to the point where you would be certified to fly a warbird. Just having a regular PPL wouldn't even come close. But the thing that I always get back to is the maintenance. Can you imagine what it would take to keep a warbird in good condition? I get p-ssed if my weedeater won't crank. I can just imagine how I would feel if I couldn't get my F4U to behave!

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