Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
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By derekf
#1101732
I think what might be nice would be...
PA12 for fun
C172 for quick hops around with not too many people
PA32 longer hops and touring round Italy or allowing 4 people with luggage (or 6 travelling light_
C310 to go faster and potentially higher with more room and luggage space than the PA32 (plus a spare engine)
:wink:
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By tomshep
#1101752
Something comfy for going places and something quick for fun.
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By Chilli Monster
#1101768
Dave Phillips wrote:A Twinstar to transport Dog, Child and Wife to the far flung reaches of these isles (aka my mother)...............

..............A King Air - just because it is an outstanding aircraft.


If I had the King Air I certainly wouldn't be messing about with a Twinstar
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By G-BLEW
#1101774
Five is the right answer

- One for summer evening flying, perhaps even a Cub!
- One for Aeros, probably a Jungman
- One for those places without runways, say an R66, EC120 or MD500
- One for going places fast, perhaps a TBM850
- One for flying a bit and then trading to keep things interesting - Cessna 195, Steerman, anything by Miles, Chipmunk, Yak 50, Beech 18 etc. etc.

Ian
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By gfry
#1101799
At one point I had 4.

C337 for ditsance and touring
PA32 for heavy flights
PA28 for bimbling
AA5B when the PA28 was INOP

Now days I have the AA5B, want another 6 seater though.
By proteus
#1101800
I think three would do me nicely,

A husky with big tyres for strips and rough stuff
an RV8 for a bit of fun and getting places quickly
then something for carrying a few people about, perhaps a 6 place bonanza or Jetprop/tbm.
#1101823
If I win the Euro Lottery next week I will be shopping for a B25 And a P51.
I have already had most of the aircraft on my wish list that I could afford so now I suppose I can only dream.
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By Rob P
#1101827
An RV4 for bimbling around on a summer's evening
An RV4 for high speed blasts across the Channel with my significant other
An RV4 for aeros

Yup, three should be enough :D

Rob P
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By Genghis the Engineer
#1101828
How many do I need?

I'd argue four:

- 3-axis microlight
- flexwing microlight
- good touring light aeroplane
- Interesting vintage taildragger.

My wife would argue - an aeroplane and a microlight

- I currently have three, which I suspect is the compromise I'll have for the foreseeable.

G
#1101838
There's some interesting interpretation of need here.

But in the sense of 'necessary to sustain ones own sense of sanity' I'll say a minimum of one.

Once we get into how many we would like, all the numbers have to double as anything desirable has to have a clone to allow for downtime.

I reckon I could survive happily enough with the Champ and a DC3.
And clones.
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By Paul_Sengupta
#1101841
Genghis the Engineer wrote:- I currently have three, which I suspect is the compromise I'll have for the foreseeable.


Oh yeah, that reminds me, I was supposed to come flying in one of yours (not the flexwing...) wasn't I? :D
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By Genghis the Engineer
#1101849
You were, the one that we've managed 3 hours in this year between faults. Hold fire, I'll let you know if we've managed to get it serviceable for a whole uninterrupted week - at which point pax flying might seem moral and sensible again!

G