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navigator72

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I did an aerial photo flight in a C150, does that count?
 

navigator72

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I only use digital
 

wrxpilot

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I got to go up today... I've been so burned out lately with a crappy job, messed up relationship, and so on. I even felt burned out on flying - it'd been 3 weeks since I was up. Anyway, I went to the FBO today and discovered a loose front wheel bearing on the C172, so we had to waste some time fixing that. Then the radios were jacked up (I love rentals!). By the time I was ready, I was just like screw this. It's too hot and this sucks (gotta love S. FL in July).

But as soon as I took off I was totally stoked. Everything was clicking, PBI appch was in a good mood, and I just spent the flight screwing around and flying for the fun of it. It was great... I climbed a bit and cooled off, checked out the beach, flew over the intracoastal for awhile, and just had an awesome time. One of the best flights I've had, and it was a great reminder why I love flying so much and why I want to get into this crazy business. Today was a great day to fly.
 

Pilot124

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Flew for 6.3 today. Well, I just sit there waiting to take over when my students try to kill me.:eek:
 

pilotyip

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Flew the B-17 today into YIP, such a nice day I went out flew the C-172 around for awhile.
 

SkyBoy1981

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Not I...I am a very senior, every weekend off reserve line holder. :)
 

Huggyu2

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Wish I had... especially if I was "senior" and had the day off. Instead, I layed tile and mowed. Not tomorrow either. However, on Tuesday, I will burn up some dead dinosaurs inside a turbine engine, and I will feel like a million bucks again!
 

chperplt

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I didn't fly today... but I did win over 5K at the blackjack tables. YIPPEE!!!!!!!
 

LearLove

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Sat reserve in the crashpad. Watched Casino. Commute home tomorrow 7/4 for 3 days off. Waiting for the furlough notice. Does anyone know to go about preparing to collect unemployment? I've flown a whole 125 hours so far this year.
 

TransMach

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Flying Today

I haven't yet, but with a 11:45 show time it is at hand!

TransMach
 

Diesel

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sitting in the back of the airliner as we speak right now.
 

C425Driver

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I'm supposed to be flying now, but my instructor called in "sick" today. Amazing how that happens on a holiday!

It was supposed to be my first flight since leaving the airlines a month ago and I was going for a rental check out. I want to get back in to GA flying and enjoy it again. Oh well, I'll wait for another day, and a different instructor. In the meantime, I'll be sunning myself by my pool in Florida and at 12:00:01 I'll enjoy my first cocktail of the day! (Never before noon - 1 hour 21 minutes to go, but who's counting?)

C425Driver
 

Goose Egg

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One of the perks of flight instructing in an academic setting: Holidays off. (Although it really wouldn't have bothered me to fly on the 4th.) So, I will not be flying, but I will be attendance at a bbq. I'll fly tomorrow though. (7/5)

-Goose
 
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C425Driver said:
I'm supposed to be flying now, but my instructor called in "sick" today. Amazing how that happens on a holiday!

It was supposed to be my first flight since leaving the airlines a month ago and I was going for a rental check out. I want to get back in to GA flying and enjoy it again. Oh well, I'll wait for another day, and a different instructor. In the meantime, I'll be sunning myself by my pool in Florida and at 12:00:01 I'll enjoy my first cocktail of the day! (Never before noon - 1 hour 21 minutes to go, but who's counting?)

C425Driver
(if he really isn't sick, which I doubt in the middle of the summer)

It's not so bad he took the 4th of July off as the way he did it by calling in sick. So he basically left you hanging, then said, "screw you I'm BSing today and calling in sick, even though I'm really not, and it is totally obvious. I won't be honest, and ask you to reschedule, I'll just lie about it. I really don't care what you, or my boss thinks. I'm going to be flying a Canadian school bus with wings soon, and making $20,000 a year!!! You're just coming in for a checkout, no big deal if I blow you off right?"

So now when you get screwed for a 5 hour checkout (including a short cross country where they look over your shoulders after demanding you plan the fligh, even though you were an airline pilot,) because this tool wants to take all your money, you know why.
 
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C425Driver

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Metro,

My thoughts exactly! I never called in sick on a holiday whether I was a Flight Instructor, Charter Pilot or Airline Pilot so this crap doesn't sit well with me. The pisser about it is that the FBO didn't call me - they waited for me to show up to give me the great news. He had someone on the schedule before me so it wasn't like he just called in sick right before I got there - they knew for a couple of hours. There's more than 1 FBO on the field here, I think I'll go shopping - tomorrow!


44 minutes to go!


C425Driver
 

TurboS7

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If you are furloughed the first stop needs to be at the unemployment office. It will take about 11 days for them to process you and get your first check. You can't be proud it is going to take you a lot longer than that to get another job. Usually the check will be between 800.00 and 1000.00. You will need to log all your contacts and log on the website of the unemployment office. It is a bummer but usually you end up in a better position than you were in anyway.
 
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