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Old 03-31-2014, 09:58 PM
lr172 lr172 is offline
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Default Flight Training in NW Chicago

I am building an RV-6A and hope to be in the air by this Fall. I have not flown in several years, so need some training to knock the rust off and regain my competence this summer. I live near Schaumburg (06C), but Dupage and Palwaukee are easy as well.

I am looking for a good instructor in my area. I would love to do this in a trainer's RV, but figure that may be unrealistic. I can either rent the instructors aircraft or use the local rentals.

I found an a gentlemen for my transition training and first flight, but definitely need some more basic training to re-build my skills first.

Thanks for any suggestions you have.

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:34 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is online now
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Originally Posted by lr172 View Post
I would love to do this in a trainer's RV, but figure that may be unrealistic. I can either rent the instructors aircraft ...

Not just unrealistic but in general not legal. An RV owner offering his aircraft for rent for transition training will have a waiver ("LODA") allowing him to do this - but the waiver is generally good only for bona fide transition training, not "knocking the rust off".
Plan to rent a normally certified airplane to get current (including a Flight Review). Then go to transition training.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:18 PM
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:43 PM
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Justin Cleland, CFII
Galt Airport 10C
Greenwood, IL

Just North of Woodstock but worth the trip.

Justin is a great instructor, tell him I sent you.


Rosie called it the "coolest old airport I've ever seen".

There are even a couple books about it.

My hangar and RV were there and took lessons from Justin.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:59 PM
Mark C. Mark C. is offline
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Larry, I sent you a PM about training.. I trained at both 06C and DPA.

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