Friday 24 May 2013 23:20 UTC
If you're learning to fly, or thinking of learning, then here's the place to post your questions, comments and experiences
The link had been removed a couple of times before. The last time he put it back, we disabled the account.
Pete: we look at every new sub. For example, if there's a footer advertising viagra or such, the account doesn't survive long.
I was suspicious of this one at the outset, hence my post about his home airfield.
Moderatio in omnibus
I began flight training at age 62 a little over 12 months ago, I passed my PPL checkride a few weeks ago on the 15th October.
Yes it was difficult at times, there just seemed to much for my old brain to take in, but as I logged up the hours, it all started to fall into place.
And now I can't wait to enjoy learning to be a good pilot.
It does bring up a slightly interesting question though. There was a poster on UKGA who was in his 60s I believe. He openly said on the forum that learning to fly was but one of the things he had accomplished since he had stopped being "a slave to my libido". Not I'm not sure exactly what he meant, whether he meant he'd spent his whole life up until then chasing women, or whether it involved maintaining a marriage with all it entails, but one of the things I've always said is that people either learn to fly when youngish, then give up when marriage and kids come along, possibly taking it up again later, or that they learnt to fly once the kids have left home.
So. Is there anything to discuss here about being the right or wrong age to become a pilot, and the relationship with chasing or maintaining relationships with the opposite sex?
Could it be that women are more expensive to maintain than a plane
<ducking ready for the items about to come flying at my head from all the lovely ladies of the forum>
I would say that if you enjoy something and can afford it then it is never too late.
The only things that change as you get older is the learning time, remember old saying 'what you used to do all night now takes all night to do'. Also you are more likely to have the money needed without the kids etc to pay for.
If it moves and shouldn't - use duck tape
If its stationary and should be moving - use WD40
For everything else use a hammer or alcohol but never both together.
Isn't it all about dressing up in a uniform worthy of a tinpot dictator to attract the wimmin?
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