Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Re: Who here is a pilot?
Originally Posted by AV8OR
Sure do. I have about 900hrs in the things. 250 of them over AFG!
Wow COOL! I loved watching you guys come in low and put dicks in the dirt! You out of Pope? When I was at Bragg, I would spend hours watching them do gun runs and then gun it up into a big roll to return to target. Running under the end of the run way while they land was pretty bad ass to!
Flying has been a good part of my life next to my business. I currently fly my own Business plane, a Cessna Citation cj-2. But most fun that can be had is our 182 with a 300hp power. Its a blast in the backcountry.
I am not a pilot. Yet. Just a knuckle-dragging A&P mechanic. I run a maintenance team for Sikorsky Aircraft in Sweden working on H-60M Blackhawks. I have worked on a half dozen different U.S. Marine and Navy platforms and have been quite happy with my career choice.
All that being said, I dream of getting my private helicopter licence and operating a Bell 206L Long Ranger. Getting to new hunting areas inaccessible by ground.
Imagine landing at spike camp. Hunting your way around the mountain with a partner. Making a shot on (insert favorite big game animal here). Hike back to camp, empty, leaving your partner with the kill. Fly back to kill, hook up and external sling load that animal back to flatter ground.
Could be pretty sweet.
Our son works on Blackhawks in Honduras with URS. He used to hunt some. I wish he was in Sweden. I'd like to emigrate. And hunt.
I thought this thread was LONG RANGE HUNTING? LOL! I am a pilot and am fortunate to have 3 aircraft. My family business has a Cessna Citation cJ2 and I personally have a Bell 430. The Bell absolutely is the ticket for hunting unit 76 and 49 here in Idaho, but the Citation is the ticket for a weekend of fishing in Alaska. Removed 3 cow elk last year in unit 76 with the Bell. All at once. It is a better packhorse and fun machine than anyone can imagine. The 3rd is a powered parachute. 5 mph and your flying! kinda sucks in the wind though.
Well, I started this thread and it seems as though a few here fly their own aircraft or are around them on a regular basis. I'm currently doing my solo work and should be done with my private license in december. I would be able to get in done in October but cotton harvest will cause me to stop flying during October. Have a safe flight, everyone!