What time have you got?

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Just wandering what sort of hours people on this forum have clocked up behind the controls. I personally only have 1 :( but am looking to increase it as soon as I can.
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I'm confident that when it comes to flying hours I hold the forum record..... For the least that is. Currently I have 30 mins.:rolleyes:
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Me? About 350 - 360 :) Moggy

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Not enough!! :rolleyes:
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Moggy, Thats quite a few:eek: What do you usually go up-tiddely-up-up in?
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Learnt on PA 38 Built experience on Warrior Did multi on Seneca Bought into a Yak 52 group Now the PA 22 in my avatar. Plus a lot of bits and pieces besides Moggy
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3,500 hours at present
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Moggy C, Whats ur favourite then? The best ac you've flown? wysiwyg, You're either a military or airline pilot then ;), or you have a hell of a lot of spare time. What have you racked up the majority of ur hours in then?
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500 gliders and motorgliders 750 single and twin piston aircraft 1250 twin turboprops (Saab 340) 1000 twin jet (B757)

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1 hour - trial lesson in this 150 (not a hawk) along the coast of devon! http://www.exeter-airport.co.uk/images/aircraft/red1.jpg Regards Luke
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Not a lot: approx. 170 hrs in a Monsun, TB-200, PA-28-161, C152 and C172. @Moggy C: Which PA-22 have you got; a Colt or TriPacer?
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Kenneth, what's the Monsun like? I've heard it's very nice. I flew the Bolkow Junior about 15 years ago and thought it was decidedly average. The Monsun looks much better.
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I´ve got 5100 hours. 3100 in turboprops (ATR, Do228) 2000 in pistons of all kinds both multi and singles
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The Monsun is a wonderful aircraft and if you ever get the chance to lay your hands on one, then don't miss it! Being a quite small and light aircraft (about 750 kgs if my memory serves me correctly) with 150 or 160 hp (depending on the version) and usually with a c/s-prop it is quite well-powered and will do about 120 knots in the cruise. It is approved for mild aerobatics and handling is very crisp (has a stick and not a steering wheel) and visibility excellent. I learnt to fly on one and had no problems which I could relate to the aircraft. The relatively high wing loading is not to everybody's liking, but again I didn't consider this to be a problem. Build quality is excellent, but spare parts can be difficult to get. Braking is a bit odd, you brake with a small lever on a console between the seats, which acts on both main wheels simultaneously, and it can be locked for parking. No brakes on the pedals, which provide very precise nose-wheel steering. It is worth noting that it has nothing to do with the Bo 208 Junior, which is the Swedish MFI-9B built under licence (and modified) by Bölkow. The Monsun was designed by a Bölkow (later part of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm) employee, Herman Mylius, and I think only the boxy rear fuselage was inspired by the Junior. Only about 100 of them were built in the early seventies, and they are much treasured by their owners today. Herman Mylius' son has been struggling for some years now to put a modernized version into production.
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Answers Simmer, Best aircraft I've flown? Has to be the Stearman. For me it so completely captures the spirit of the sort of aviation I love. I can still remember throwing my head back to pick-up the horizon as I came over the top of a relatively tidy first loop and seeing nothing but ground, no cockpit framing, no perspex, just the earth below (above?) me. And it was a tidy loop too. Although it is a big aircraft and can look intimidating on the ground, once you are strapped in there never seems to be any problems, it is always on your side. Even my first landing required no physical intervention from the rear cockpit. Didn't get round to spinning it, but I'd be surprised if that was problematical. It seems a very honest airframe to me. The Tiger Moth just didn't do it for me, so much more fiddly to fly and much less instantly rewarding, though I can see why people become besotted. Of my own aircraft it must be the 52 :D Kenneth G-ARNE is a Colt. For the benefit of others, this is a Tri-Pacer with only 2 seats, a smaller engine and all the fancy stuff chucked out too (No flaps - who needs them when you can side-slip?) What happened was that when they introduced the Cherrytree to replace the Tri-Pi they had a load of bits left over. So they chucked together the bargain basement Colt which wouldn't compete for the bulk of the market with the 28, but opened a road for the poverty-stricken into aviation. 1960 price? GBP 2,750. A bit more than the cost round about then of an E-type Jaguar (launched a couple of years later) Moggy
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Thanks Kenneth, I didn't realise the Junior and the Monsun were not too related. Galdri - are you still doing any GA flying? Is your current office the 228 or the ATR?
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Hello wyswyg, My current office is the left seat of the 228, and until Desember I was dual rated on the left seat of the ATR as well, but the company I work for got rid of the ATR. Now it looks like the summer will be spent in the right seat of a 737. Of course I still fly GA. Just in from a light aerobatic session in a CAP10 I own a share in. Other GA types I fly privatly are the YAK55, PA-18, PA-22-160 and a Zlin 326. I still do a little instuction in various Cessnas, Pipers and light twins.
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Galdri flying CAP 10 TF-UFO formating on TB10 TF-TBX last september.
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Galdri - I've always fancied the CAP10. It's just one of those aeroplanes that looks right! I haven't been able to get in any GA flying for the last couple of years because of commitments to my young family but I hope to change that when my boys hopefully start to take an interest. Shame about having a seat change for the 737. Which did you prefer, the 228 or the ATR?