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how many HAMBers are pilots?...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dawg, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    38FLATTIE
    Member
    from Colorado

    SEL 30 years this month. I got it when I was 17, a couple of weeks before I graduated. First plane was even HAMB friendly- 1957 straight tail Cessna 172, 8061B
     
  2. turbodickie
    Joined: Jan 4, 2004
    Posts: 79

    turbodickie
    Member

    35,000+ hours, 14 type ratings, 737,747,757,767,777, DC-9, Lr jet, Lr 40, IA jet, DA10, etc... Helicopter, helicopter instrument, ex-Navy but I like Hot Rods better!
     
  3. I've been to 25 of them and a couple of times with my "Ultralite" and a couple of times riding in a P-51... still the "Best Show" around.
     
  4. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,481

    dsiddons
    Member
    from Indiana

    ATP with three type ratings. Currently been flying for Republic Airways for the last ten years.. Hold a A&P too. My first airplane was a 59' Piper Tri-pacer.. Still wish I had it..
     
  5. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,481

    dsiddons
    Member
    from Indiana

    This guy is one bad ass mo fo!!!!
     
  6. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,481

    dsiddons
    Member
    from Indiana

    Way kool. Mine was 2833Z.. My dad had one too 4444G.. It's in Alaska..
     
  7. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
    BANNED
    from colorado

    I'll bet that ride behind the Merlin was a kick in the ass! At the moment I can't think of a more enviable experience.
     
  8. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
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    from colorado

    That's interesting. I looked mine up on the Registry, it's in Alaska too. xxx65A

    I still have my 'ego hat' with the Number on it..

    Edit; Oops...... just checked it again, it's now in Washington.
     
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  9. jersey greaser
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 168

    jersey greaser
    Member

    private,multi, instrument. the family used to own a mooney mark 4 and a now late ww2 pilot family member owned a p51 e and a corsair which i did get to fly .both are super kicks in the six to fly.
     
  10. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865

    unkledaddy
    Member

    I probably have spoken with you on the radio. I got to NCO from CHS in '72 as an ATC for the FAA. The Navy pulled out in '73-'74 and I went to BOS in '75. Retired in '81 (PATCO).
     

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  11. Aviator
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 257

    Aviator
    Member

    In excess of 1100 hours of combat time flying the UH-1 in Vietnam. Survior of mid-air collision. Now grounded due to RVN wounds. Fixed and rotary wing qualified with all the bells and whistles.
     
  12. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,676

    Kan Kustom
    Member

    Yes,since 1973 Piper Cherokee Cruiser and Robinson R22 Helicopter.
     
  13. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    czuch
    Member
    from vail az

    Navy Photographer, got to ride back seat in F-4G. 1976-78.
    White Sands missle range was our playground.
    Eastern NM and Colorado ,"splodin prariedogs." 780mph,85ft.altitude. pucker factor-7
    OV-10 Bronco was the "mini bike" as he called it. We flew that all over New Mexico.
    God bless you Lcdr Dallas, whever you are.
     
  14. LUX BLUE
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,407

    LUX BLUE
    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    I am not a pilot, but I fly the bird most every day...:D
     
  15. Rotor wing (helicopter) pilot. right now I am flying a B3 Astar and Bell 212. mostly fire and utility work.
     
  16. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,285

    Bugsy
    Member
    from Kansas

    I own and operate two, advanced flight training companies. This is why I can't afford to fly for myself! My family owned a cropdusting business for 25+ years and Dad flew medevacs in Vietnam.
     
  17. Retribution
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 662

    Retribution
    Member
    from Western PA

    Count me in and I'm building one of the fastest kit planes available, a Lancair Legacy. Check out my photo album.
     

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  18. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,406

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Another day at the office - taken Wed evening. :D
     

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  19. el shad
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 622

    el shad
    Member

    Been working with UAV (or UAS depending who you are talking to) for the past 6+ years. Cool stuff, but I am no pilot.
     
  20. 29NashRod
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 66

    29NashRod
    Member
    from Portland

    Yup, CFI, CFII, MEI. I'm on furlough currently. I'm assuming you passed your checkride by now? I wish you many cool adventures. By the way, Bonneville is also a legal backcountry airstrip! (one for the bucket list)
     
  21. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433

    rixrex
    Member

    Dang, after all this bench flyin I've got the itch to go up..I guess I could google for a Piper Cub to rent..I used to love flyin tree-tops in South Texas, cruising the Medina River you would see big catfish and alligators just swimmin along. My Dad and I still have a 41 Taylorcraft L2 basket case..Trouble is, overhauling one of those Continental flat fours is about $7500 these days...
     
  22. CLSSY56
    Joined: Dec 19, 2002
    Posts: 1,219

    CLSSY56
    Member

    Do anything special for Father's day?

    I woke up Father's Day morning and was thinking of things to do with my boys. While getting ready this morning, I thought about what would really be fun. I decided to take my boys flying, as they have never been up in a plane and it would be fun to share with them what my Grandpa shared with me. I called a few places and found an instructor to go up today. I handed my iPhone to Brandon to take pictures , he deleted the ones of our house for some reason, oh well...

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    More pics, let me know if you can see them:
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150848765855947.391813.588815946&type=1
     
  23. Landed on El Mirage in a Maul... watched the races... drank Lemonade under the wings and had a beautiful flight at sunset...!

    Best date I had by myself!:D
     
  24. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,325

    6inarow
    Member

    Good for you. sounds like a great time
     
  25. stinson1082
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 15

    stinson1082
    Member

    Tail dragged pilot , Stinson ,bellacca scout , luscombe 8a, sel ses.


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  26. Degenerate
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 239

    Degenerate
    Member
    from Indiana

    Since this thread has been bumped towards the top I will say that I've had enough. Been a pilot 34 years for a paycheck and will continue to fly rag and tube taildraggers in retirement. Just over 21,000 hours and retiring as a 747 capt. Now I don't have the excuse of not enough time to finish my truck but I will need to learn how to live on a fixed income.
     
  27. Bringing this video back!

     
  28. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    Mnhotrodbuilder
    Member
    from Afton, MN

  29. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    Mnhotrodbuilder
    Member
    from Afton, MN


    Same here flying UAV's for 9 years. 4.5 of those in Iraq and Afghanistan. I will get my license and ratings in the next few years.
     
  30. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,904

    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    I pilot both my drag cars.
    Does that count?
     
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