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Old 03-03-2019, 05:22 PM
KatanaPilot KatanaPilot is offline
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Default Heavy Iron - RV brotherhood day

Since there was an RV-Lancair brotherhood thread, I didn't think this would be out of place.

Just got finished with my every 9 month dial-a-disaster experience in the B737 simulator. I've been on this plane so long I usually know the other pilot and the instructor.

However, today both the copilot and the instructor were new acquaintances and for the first time ever for me - we all had RV's. So the requisite emergency procedures and limitations oral was interspersed with discussions of cool places to fly your RV. Johnson Creek, ID is now on my planned trip list.

Former military pilots used to make up a majority of hires at my airline - and they frequently avoid (or have never done) GA flying. We have a lot more civilian only pilots now, so my experience today may become more common.
Krea Ellis

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Old 03-04-2019, 09:49 AM
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I wish we could all get so lucky...

I really grinds my gears when I fly with guys who think I'm a loony for not only flying GA, but OWNING an airplane, and a EXPERIMENTAL at that. And that's the case more often than not.

Sounds like you had a good experience in the box!

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:09 AM
Ben Meyer Ben Meyer is offline
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We did have a good time! He wants to go to JC and I now need an RV-10. Synergy

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Turbo69bird Turbo69bird is offline
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I?ve got a cousin whose an airline pilot and he razzes me about the experimental thing all the time. Every experimental crash ( probably less than 1 for every ten certified in my area) he has some BS comment about it.

Funny I remember him flying GA all the time when he was young and learning.

However we have a bunch of airline guys at my airport who love experimentals so it?s not all of them thankfully. Most of those are ex military too.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:09 PM
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Default Ut oh. . . can of worms opened

Disclaimer - Tongue firmly in my cheek!

Ed. For Clarity; According to Google, “with tongue in cheek” is defined as “without really meaning what one is saying or writing”

Ut oh Krea. . . this has the potential to go off the rails quickly. How many hot points did you inadvertently touch on here?

Civilian v. Military
Corporate v. Airline
Certified v. EAB

All I know is. . . every airplane is built by somebody and regional pilots (old school - 8 legs a day in a turboprop) are still the best qualified pilots the majors have ever hired.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by EXTAAFLY View Post
All I know is. . . every airplane is built by somebody and regional pilots (old school - 8 legs a day in a turboprop) are still the best qualified pilots the majors have ever hired.
Nothing like opening up a whole other can of worms
I?ll put landing on a pitching deck at night in bad weather after flying over indian country and rearranging some real estate against your 8 legs a day!


5 out of 6 on your list, not too bad.

Bottom line, EAB is open to EVERYONE. No sense throwing rocks when you live in a glass house.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:53 PM
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Same, 5 of 6. For now...
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:35 PM
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You never know where you’ll find EAB (or RV) guys....years ago, I was showing the Snowbirds around the old Mission Control Center, and when I was explaining flight director call signs, and that mine was “Iron”, one of them pointed at me and says “Hey, you’re Iron Flight! We know you - I’ve got an RV, he’s building one, and he’s got one (pointing at other Snowbirds)”

Turns out they were a bunch of good old bush and RV pilots at heart....

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Old 03-04-2019, 01:45 PM
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Since when is a 737 considered ?heavy iron??
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:06 PM
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