I got a plane


MastuhWaffles

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2007
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Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
31
My credo
I need more sleep.
In another update, I'm working in Florida at ATP's safety support desk for 6 weeks, then going back to TX to instruct till I leave for envoy.
 


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MastuhWaffles

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Engine Type
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4.0L SOHC
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2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
31
My credo
I need more sleep.
I'll post an update when I get some good pictures, currently instructing and working on getting hired by Envoy. My plane is getting a whole avionics overhaul and it should be done soon.
 

Dirtman

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So friggin big!
My credo
give me money.
Your plane needs a 160 degree thermostat and 50 weight oil.
 

cbxer55

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I got my pilot license in 1991. Started taking lessons the summer of 1990. Almost bought a Piper Cherokee 140 in 1992. Almost. But alas, I had 50% of the plane's cost, and that wonderful pilot's organization, that goes to great lengths to say how great they are at loaning money, wouldn't loan me the remaining 50% because I didn't own a house. Told them if I owned a house, I couldn't afford a plane. I worked at Northrup Grumman on the B-2 program at the time, making north of $24 an hour. Lived alone, single, no kids. No, they wouldn't loan me the rest. I think it was like $18,000. So, I went and bought a brand new Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4. Pretty much gave up flying after I got married in 1994. My hearing sucks now, so I wouldn't even try again.

I've flown Cessna 150, and 172's. Piper Cherokee 140, 160 and I think it was the Dakota. Took spin training lessons in a Piper Tomahawk. That was a blast.
 

MastuhWaffles

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Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
31
My credo
I need more sleep.
I got my pilot license in 1991. Started taking lessons the summer of 1990. Almost bought a Piper Cherokee 140 in 1992. Almost. But alas, I had 50% of the plane's cost, and that wonderful pilot's organization, that goes to great lengths to say how great they are at loaning money, wouldn't loan me the remaining 50% because I didn't own a house. Told them if I owned a house, I couldn't afford a plane. I worked at Northrup Grumman on the B-2 program at the time, making north of $24 an hour. Lived alone, single, no kids. No, they wouldn't loan me the rest. I think it was like $18,000. So, I went and bought a brand new Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4. Pretty much gave up flying after I got married in 1994. My hearing sucks now, so I wouldn't even try again.

I've flown Cessna 150, and 172's. Piper Cherokee 140, 160 and I think it was the Dakota. Took spin training lessons in a Piper Tomahawk. That was a blast.
With basic med now, you can actually get a medical very easy as long as you have never been denied one. Also the traumahawk is an interesting plane.
 

MastuhWaffles

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2007
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Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
31
My credo
I need more sleep.
Well here it is, mostly installed but my new modern avionics panel.




 

sgtsandman

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4WD
Tire Size
31X10.5R15 & 265/65R17
People who have no exposure to aviation have an idea how much money is sitting in that instrument panel right there. Even I only have a general idea since I haven't dealt with general aviation in quite some time.
 


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