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Old 02-08-2017, 11:18 AM
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We have a thread like this on another forum I frequent and I thought it would be cool to see if we had any av geeks on Team Talk. I've been fascinated by planes for as long as I can remember and will soon be starting a career where I'll be spending a lot of time in airplanes (in the back not the front).

If you're a pilot, lets see what you fly or the views from your cockpit! If you were a pilot in the military, show us your jets/tankers/helicopters/etc.! If found or made a cool video, share it! If you work(ed) on airplanes, let us know!

This thread is open to any and all for questions, discussion, BS, and photos/videos.

Here are a couple of pictures from my most recent flight
I love this idea! I've also been a plane junkie.

I grew up under the flight patterns for Ogden Muni, Hill AFB and Plant 42 (B2, Shuttle). I OD'd on GenAv books at the library that images and specs of every type registered in the US from Cessna's to King Airs to helicopters and, like other useless knowledge, I still retain most of that today. Right before I bought my Prostar190 I took an intro flight lesson over Long Beach to make the decision get my pilot's license or buy a boat.

The idea of flying broke down when I did the total non-emotional exercise of building out the total costs of a lifetime of wet rental fees or buying/storing/maintaining a plane.
#1 I compared that a majority of my 40+hrs/yr would be selfishly spent alone in a plane vs having fun on the water with my family. And that was before AVGas went through the roof.
#2 for less than the cost of a lifetime of flying I could buy a lakefront cabin...hopefully that's only 1-2 promotions away.

So, I gawk at & admire aviation as a conflicted wannabe. About once a year, I wind up on Controller.com shopping around, dreaming. Plus, now that a X23 rivals the cost of some amazing six seat planes, who knows...
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:26 AM
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I love this idea! I've also been a plane junkie.

I grew up under the flight patterns for Ogden Muni, Hill AFB and Plant 42 (B2, Shuttle). I OD'd on GenAv books at the library that images and specs of every type registered in the US from Cessna's to King Airs to helicopters and, like other useless knowledge, I still retain most of that today. Right before I bought my Prostar190 I took an intro flight lesson over Long Beach to make the decision get my pilot's license or buy a boat.

The idea of flying broke down when I did the total non-emotional exercise of building out the total costs of a lifetime of wet rental fees or buying/storing/maintaining a plane.
#1 I compared that a majority of my 40+hrs/yr would be selfishly spent alone in a plane vs having fun on the water with my family.
#2 for less than the cost of a lifetime of flying I could buy a lakefront cabin...hopefully that's only 1-2 promotions away.

So, I gawk at & admire aviation as a conflicted wannabe. About once a year, I wind up on Controller.com shopping around.
I lived on the approach to Dallas-Love this past summer and even though (almost) all of the planes were the same, I'd still look up every time I heard one fly overhead. My neighbor has his pilot's license and has been trying to talk me into pursuing mine, but we'll see how it all shakes out.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:35 AM
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This is my last toy. 1966 Mooney M20E. Sold the Agwagon. Mooney is now for sale. 35,000 A lot cheaper than a new Mastercraft. Name:  Picture 003.jpg
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:42 AM
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I have always loved the Mooney. Little sports cars of the air. I've flown in one a few times for work. VP of sales owned a half share. Makes short work of 150 mile trips for sure.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:55 AM
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I have always loved the Mooney. Little sports cars of the air. I've flown in one a few times for work. VP of sales owned a half share. Makes short work of 150 mile trips for sure.
It doesn't hurt that you can drive right up to the plane and hop on either
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:05 PM
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[quote=jbmccul;1317641]Very cool! So you're the reason its not 100+ degrees on the plane in the summer








Exactly!! and to keep the poopers flowing and the drinks cold.


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Very cool! So you're the reason its not 100+ degrees on the plane in the summer








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Old 02-08-2017, 01:02 PM
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Conflict in standards???

I took a similar picture back in 1999, but can't find it. Here is one from the web
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:13 PM
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From the looks of that seat you get to fly much closer to the front than I do!
Only if the System Wide Upgrade clears!
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