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Just got my PPL, looking for a tailwheel instructor in W. Washington and/or someplace I could rent a Cub.
08-25-2003, 12:09 AM
It?s been a long haul for you and I?d like to welcome you to the ranks of the few, the proud, the idiots that throw all of their disposable income into the air.
Okay?Seriously? CONGRATULATIONS DUDE!!!:cheers
How was the check ride?
The checkride was a blast and the most fun flight to date. The examiner said I did a great job and told me I was not easily distracted, which was good. I even nailed my short field landing.
It really feels good to complete something of that magnatude. I am glad to know that I can fly whenever I want to now. I am looking forward to the day when I can begin flying a Cub.
Congrats dude... I got my Private a few months back and started flying tailwheel (including Super Cub) as soon as I could. It is so much more fun and challenging that the utterly uninspiring 152s and 172s we get stuck with. I was lucky to find a tailwheel instructor who also has a Bellanca Super Decathlon, and he's been teaching me emergency maneuvers (euphemism for aerobatics) which including spin entry and recovery...and....uhh hem...loops, rolls, hammerheads, snap rolls, etc. Useless for normal flying tasks, but I feel like my aircraft handling skills and flight envelope understanding are way stronger now. Keep that in mind...
08-25-2003, 03:41 AM
Call George Kirkish at Vashon Island Air got my PPL through him. He does all his training with J3's and maules. His planes are beautiful and hes a great instructor. his number is 1-877-475-3247. He has a website Island-Air.com.
Tell him Gene sent ya! :P
Congrats, Bret! I told you it was a piece of cake.
08-25-2003, 09:07 AM
08-30-2003, 08:37 PM
Congratulations Bret! Well done!
Hope to meet up with you one day soon?
I found out that after I get my tailwheel endorsment, I can only rent from George Kirkish if I have my own renters insurance. Is that normal?
There's got to be more Cubs in WA that I could rent.
Tim - How was Alaska? What have you been up to lately? I am now self-amployed. It's been a rough few months but I think things are shaping up. We should get together soon.
08-31-2003, 07:15 PM
George's requirement of you buying your own insurance, rather than him trying to run a tailwheel rental business big enough to absorb the overhead of included insurance, is not surprising. Insurance costs have gotten really bad for commercial operations. It's a changing market, and if you can find a better deal on a J-3 rental that what George charges for his very nice example, you should jump on it.
There is no "normal" in aviation anymore, if there ever was.
Having your own insurance is a good thing from another perpective too; should you ever live to encounter a situation where you might have to file a claim, wouldn't you prefer to have the option of making a claim on your own policy, rather than having to file a claim as a third party? You want that liability coverage.
Go get the renters insurance, fly all the tail wheels you can get your hands on. Hurry up, the days are getting shorter.
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