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Got to go up on a maiden voyage in an air plane with a freshly rebuilt motor.

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  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Friend of mine is an instructor at the airport outback of where I work. He came in today and said, "hey, the mechanic just finished up the motor to an airplane and I need to take it up for a test flight and to break it in, wanna go?" I couldn't say no to the idea of an engine that may or may not have issues that wont be found until after we take it up. Sign me up!

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    We were limited to 1000 feet, but that was low enough to get some cool shots.

    USNA is a really pretty school from the air. I just wish I had more heads up so I could have taken my SLR with wide angle lens. Sadly I had nothing but my Iphone for taking pictures. =(

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    P.S James this is about 20 miles from Baltimore and 25 miles from DC, check out just how chitty the area is and how much crime has run it down.
     
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    I've been in the exact same situation actually. A friend called me up and said "Hey, you want to go flying?" I said hell yes and drove an hour and a half. Then when I got there he was like "Oh, we're test pilots today. Nobody has taken this plane up since they changed the engine. It was also my first time in a plane. Of any kind. It was really awesome. I didn't have such a nice view, but it was still a blast. It was a low wing 68 (ish) Cherokee.

    This exact plane, actually.

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    must have been alot of fun! i would love to run around in one of those little planes.
     
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    Well, I guess you can scratch test pilot off your bucket list. lol
     
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    so thats what pictures of gobbs and gobbs of money looks like eh
     
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    Yeah, that friend is a flight instructor, and was like I'll get you a deal, you pay for the plane and I'll give you free flying lessons, I could have you solo in 20 hours. Awesome! How much is it?? 80 bucks an hour... Oh... That's $1600...
     
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    80 an hour for a plane rental doesn't really seem that bad
    i'd like to learn how to fly, seems like a good skill to have
     
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    Plus gas. And no, it's not bad at all. It's just a tiny little airport and they have mostly planes from the 60's. I'm still thinking about doing it.
     
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    Fuel is the killer, not the flight time.

    EDIT: and it's an engine, not a motor. :p
     
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    Its electric duh.
     
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    Doo doo doo da doo da doo... Doo... Doo? No?
     
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    I think it is more of a...

    do da do da do do da do dee
     
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    no...

    it's boogie woogie woggie!
     
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    I need some friends who can fly. sure would cut my time and cost when I head to Cali. :(

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    So, did you survive?
     
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    I went up in a small plane in my area about a month ago.

    My house
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    Place where CR-V's are built
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    Accords and TL's are built here
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    Where I work
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    Proving grounds
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    Kissing the ground
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    My uncle used to have his pilots license when I was a kid. Went up multiple times in those little things. Not sure what they were but he was in a flying club that had 2 planes. Lots of fun.
     
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