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sasguru
9th November 2007, 14:42
How much are flying lessons? Anyone any idea? How long does it take?
Isn't someone on here a pilot?

Zorba
9th November 2007, 14:45
I was so dying to do 'No. Next.'

Flying is really rather expensive, and dangerous. Wouldn't you rather make your own kites? That's fun.

I'm not really selling it, am I?

AtW
9th November 2007, 14:46
How much are flying lessons? Anyone any idea?

Depends if you only want to learn how to steer aircraft when it's in the air or do the whole thing, including safe landing.

HTH

Spacecadet
9th November 2007, 14:47
stick to masturbating, its probably more of an addiction by now, rather than an actual hobby

HTH

Zorba
9th November 2007, 14:47
stick to masturbating, its probably more of an addiction by now, rather than an actual hobby

HTH

Thanks, that's my weekend sorted anyway.

sasguru
9th November 2007, 14:48
I was so dying to do 'No. Next.'

Flying is really rather expensive, and dangerous. Wouldn't you rather make your own kites? That's fun.

I'm not really selling it, am I?

Expensive, no matter. Dangerous, well not if you're trained I expect.

Bagpuss
9th November 2007, 14:48
SAS, My advice would be you can save some money if you leave out lesson 4 (landing)

AtW
9th November 2007, 14:48
stick to masturbating, its probably more of an addiction by now, rather than an actual hobby

HTH

He said hobby, not hubby...

sasguru
9th November 2007, 14:51
He said hobby, not hubby...

Did you ever get that refund from humour school.

AtW
9th November 2007, 14:52
Did you ever get that refund from humour school.

No - they said that their refund policy was a joke...

Bear
9th November 2007, 14:52
Expensive, no matter. Dangerous, well not if you're trained I expect.

It's not that dangerous actually.

My advice is to start with Gliding. Much cheaper and arguably more fun.

I've got a my Gliding pilots license and I've done many hours in powered aircraft.

You can get your Gliding license very quickly and then pop down your local club for some time in the air. You'll then know whether you like it, if you have the time to enjoy it etc.

sasguru
9th November 2007, 14:52
stick to masturbating, its probably more of an addiction by now, rather than an actual hobby

HTH

Can I do this while flying? I could set the auto-pilot thingy I suppose.

Bagpuss
9th November 2007, 14:53
No - they said that their refund policy was a joke...


:laugh :yay:

gingerjedi
9th November 2007, 14:54
Paragliding is relatively cheep and fun, I keep meaning to learn properly after have a couple of goes in tandem with an instructor.

sasguru
9th November 2007, 14:56
It's not that dangerous actually.

My advice is to start with Gliding. Much cheaper and arguably more fun.

I've got a my Gliding pilots license and I've done many hours in powered aircraft.

You can get your Gliding license very quickly and then pop down your local club for some time in the air. You'll then know whether you like it, if you have the time to enjoy it etc.

How much do gliding lessons cost? Anyway I'd like motors on my transport if I'm not on the ground.

AtW
9th November 2007, 14:56
sasguru - the only flying you city boys will be doing in 2008 is from your fancy high raise offices :laugh

sasguru
9th November 2007, 14:57
sasguru - the only flying you city boys will be doing in 2008 is from your fancy high raise offices :laugh

Oh well, I'll just have to retire then :smokin

rootsnall
9th November 2007, 14:58
It's not that dangerous actually.

I know two people who've snuffed it in single engine planes. Make sure it's got two engines.

DimPrawn
9th November 2007, 15:02
go for it sasguru.

Fly a single engined plane. Make sure you choose the cheapest one at the cheapest club.

HTH

Bear
9th November 2007, 15:03
see here (http://www.gliding.co.uk/lessons/vouchers.php)

£70 for a trial lesson - 2 winch tows (that'll take you to about 1k feet)

£160 for a full day.

I got my license after about 12 flights.


Oh and about those engines......


....if they stall - you'll be Gliding for your life. It's good to know how to glide.

It's actually quite an early lesson in powered aircraft - How to deal with a stalled engine.

oracleslave
9th November 2007, 15:09
go for it sasguru.

Fly a single engined plane. Make sure you choose the cheapest one at the cheapest club.

HTH

Make sure it's a 2 seater and Mr Kane gets a turn at the wheel.

sasguru
9th November 2007, 15:09
Make sure it's a 2 seater and Mr Kane gets a turn at the wheel.

:laugh

Zorba
9th November 2007, 16:32
Unless flying helicopters.

Then it's dangerous even when you're trained.

That's due to the 'lucky 8-ball' that is at the core of every helicopter's systems.