if money were no object...

wingnutt

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theres not much diversity going as far as what one thinks is the "glory job", but im curious as to if money were no concern, what would you want to fly? would only big iron do it for you? RJ captain at well known regional? or would you be just as happy flying a seaplane for a small lodge? perhaps just towing banners would be fine, or maybe cargo in a caravan? etc etc :)

as for me, id love to be able to make a good living doin the seaplane thing ;)
 

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I would like to be a Glider Tow Pilot flying the Super Cub, or maybe even a Glider CFI. I can dream can't I?
 

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I'd want to fly as many different types of planes as I could. So I'd still go to the airlines and corporate. Corporate especially if I want to fly my dream jet, the Citation X! Then some bush flying, sailplane flying...and so on..
 

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Why dream about it Shawn? Go out an do it! Then teach me to fly gliders!
 

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It looks good on the outside but the panel is ugly. Hey! I'm doing .92 but my panel is butt ugly!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! Glass is for weanies! ;)

RT

PS. I do like the RJ cockpit though.
 

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Rumple, I'm willing to overlook the panel for the sexy outside! I've never seen the panel in person either, so I waiting to pass judgement anyway!

But yeah - if I had my way I'd replace the glass with steam gauges!
 

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The Citation X panel is ugly? Hun, thats one I haven't heard. Isn't the RJ panel all glass? I've heard people say the X itself is an ugly plane, and to a point I agree, at some angles it is a little strange looking, but the panel?

If you want to fly steam gauges, go fly a 152. Steam gauges are for rookies and pilots over 60!!!!
 

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The Citation X ugly!!!??? Blasphemy!

The big beefy belly on that thing just screams, "I'm one baaaaad motherfuuuuucker!!!" :D


I have nothing against glass, as long as I can turn it all off and hand fly the thing like I'm in a Cub - except doing .92!
 

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Huh?
Oh, by the way, I'd want to fly military fighters.....F-14, F-18, F-15
F-16.
 

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You can fly the thing all day long with the autopilot off and the glass on. The glass gives you all the info the steam gauges do and quite a bit more. Farting around with all the goodies makes the flying that much more fun.:)
 

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Saw one just the other day at DAL; they had us parked next to it. It’s sweet, sexy and looks fast just sitting on the ramp.

As far as the panel being ugly, that’s a stretch at best looks well laid out from what I’ve seen. And for those who long to fly clock museums forever try spending 8 hrs a day keeping a 20 year old B732 out of the tree tops of such $hit holes as Campinas Brazil or Guayaquil Ecuador.

You'll grow to respect and long for the glass real fast.

Hubie
 

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I think you guys misunderstand - if I'm on the job trying to get from point A to point B, I'd love to be sitting behind the most sophisticated glass setup available. The more information - the better.

But I'm talking about old school flying. It's along the same lines as FlyChicaga wanting to fly DC-3's - there's something nostagic about it. It's like getting back to the roots, so to speak. And when I'm in that mode - I want steam. L1011's, early 747/737's and 727's.

Big, and analog!
 
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s.o.sJTB

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I'd fly an old beaver or other seaplane around the islands off pugent sound and alaska, or maybe just be an island hopper someplace warm. Ironing and Shaveing can get old, I'd love to fly my rockstar friends around in their Bac-111, but Ill hold on to whats left of my "job security".


"My ambition keeps getting in the way... inhibition keeps me behind this door."
Jawbreaker
 

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sail plane

thats what i would one day like to be rated in, some thing that makes no noise at all.................................

fly safe:D
 

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If money were no object I would want to be a Freight Dog for the rest of my life and fly around in the DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, Beech 18, 99, and a L-188. Well maybe a DC-8 and 727 for a little while just for fun, but then go back to the twin Beech or DC-3 of course.
 

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Sounds like you and bigD and Chicago would like to fly instead of operating computers. It's fun really. Nothing quite like round engines and real pertoleum all over your shirts.

Dunno about that Cessna bigD. It's fast, but ............ its still a Cessna.

For you younger guys you should try a Connie. It's not for older types ....... they can't handle 3 pieces of tail.
 

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I'd want to have my own 135 outfit with a Beaver on floats. SE Alaska or Washington state. I'd have another pilot working for me and only fly when I felt like it.

Or drive for Ferrari in Formula One
 

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I would like to take the G-V internationally. They delevoped a G-Vsp that does about .90 now.
 

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For you younger guys you should try a Connie. It's not for older types ....... they can't handle 3 pieces of tail.

LOL!
 
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