View Full Version : Slightly OT: How many real pilots in here???

03-03-2006, 04:21 PM

03-03-2006, 07:01 PM
I can't even fly sim planes...

03-03-2006, 08:06 PM
What? No glider pilot choice?

03-03-2006, 08:12 PM
Does ths space shuttle count as flying? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

03-03-2006, 08:26 PM
In all honesty though, I made the biggest mistake of my life, and had a great opportunity to become a pilot. It all happened when I was looking for colleges (just graduated). I was accepted to many schools, and chose to move down to SC to attend college. However, I am from Rhode Island and was accepted to Daniel Webster college in New Hampshire for their flight program. I visited the school, and they had their own private airport on campus! I sat in many planes too as well, all of which they said you would be up and flying by the end of your freshmen year (training of course w/instructor) But I chose not to because of the location and the amount of the tuition, even though the folks backed me up 100%. I llok back now and hit myself, because I missed out on a great opportunity. Although, I dont regret moving down here either. But thats life I guess.

03-03-2006, 11:35 PM
i shall learn one day but dang planes are expensive

03-04-2006, 02:57 AM
I havent flown in 25 years. Got the training with a Piper 140. I find the Messerschmitt 109 to be much cheaper, that is when nothing breaks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

03-04-2006, 04:12 AM
I am an ATP in real life.

Redwulf 32 - Nis
03-04-2006, 05:48 AM
Originally posted by leeG727:
What? No glider pilot choice?

Yeah! Howcome no glider pilot option? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Since I also fly motorgliders, I ticked option 2

03-04-2006, 06:07 AM
I would love to learn,but have no funds for it...fly sims & radio control,have a great pasion for flight(especially ww2)...yet have NEVER left the ground in an aircraft.

Mountainbikes & Skateboards maybe,but not for any sustained time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

03-04-2006, 07:52 AM
I have my Private in gliders, but only a solo student in SEL. Understandably, there isn't an option for us because of the nature of IL2 and PF. By the way, I sure wish Oleg or any of the highly skilled folks at UBI would make a Sailplane SIM with acurate flight charicteristics, a yaw string, and thermalable atmosphere.

03-04-2006, 09:22 AM
Well never give up if you want to learn. I wanted to learn as far back as my teens but never could afford it. Then after my mother died in '97 and I got a small settlement from her estate in 2000, I decided to go for it. I was 42 years old that summer!! Nearly an old fart, but by the end of the summer I had my PPL! I had to give up flying in 2003 and have not flown in the 3 years since. I had been working at a good paying job but I lost that job in '03, that's why I had stop. Can't afford it any more since I can't find a job in my career field any more.
The Bush admin. is bragging about all the jobs they've created and the lowest unemployment in a long time. But they conveniently don't bother to tell you that they're mostly low paying jobs that have been created!! The blue collar middle-class is nearly gone in the states, with low paying jobs being the replacment. Oh well, sorry about the political vent. I went off topic in my own thread!!