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It seems that some members here can get enough of an expensive hobby like restoring mustangs. But then again some members here might be paid commercial pilots. Do terms like FBO, class B airspace and TFRs mean anything?

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It seems that some members here can get enough of an expensive hobby like restoring mustangs. But then again some members here might be paid commercial pilots. Do terms like FBO, class B airspace and TFRs mean anything?
You mean Fixed Base Operator, busy airspace around the largest airports, and Temporary Flight Restrictions?

I'm not a commercial pilot, but I am a licensed private pilot. I haven't flown a plane myself since 2004. I started sea duty in the Navy in 2003 and lost all the free time I had for flying during my first few years in the Navy as a student and instructor. I did 7 years straight sea duty from 2003-2010, and then spent my shore duty from 2010-2013 restoring my car. I've been on sea duty since mid-2013, and my next shore duty doesn't come until the end of 2017. Maybe then I will be able to fly again for fun, and maybe even pursue my instrument rating.

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I was a FBO manager for 9 years. I actually miss it a little, because I enjoy the "working" side of it. What I do today is work in a different sort of way, but you can't really call it labor.
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My dream job growing up was to be a commercial airline pilot. Back in 1999 I was seriously contemplating going back to college and starting the path to ATP, but it did not take long for me to figure out that I would be paying for the training for a very long time.

Now I just operate nuclear reactors on board submarines - been doing it for about 15 years now, although now I am a supervisor and don't do much operating.

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At this point in my career, I have 0 desire to fly for an airline. I love flying in the corporate world.


I couldn't imagine being on a submarine. That would terrify me.
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That's cool as ****. A B52 You're the man!
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Im extra envious of folks that get regular stick time. Took my first lessons and soloed after 9 hours nearly 30 years ago, life went on and still don't have my ticket. Almost all at HQZ
When I hear of people spending 100K+ and years building their own mustangs I think Id rather do this.

Inspiringly, they can be built to sport pilot specs.

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OK, you officially suck.

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Im extra envious of folks that get regular stick time. Took my first lessons and soloed after 9 hours nearly 30 years ago, life went on and still don't have my ticket. Almost all at HQZ
When I hear of people spending 100K+ and years building their own mustangs I think Id rather do this.

Inspiringly, they can be built to sport pilot specs.
I haven't flown a P51, but I was in a Corsair flying formation with one.







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That's cool as ****. A B52 You're the man!
I loved it for 20 years until they decided I was having too much fun and needed to grow up and get a real job. In all seriousness it was challenging but always worth the effort.

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I loved it for 20 years until they decided I was having too much fun and needed to grow up and get a real job. In all seriousness it was challenging but always worth the effort.
I would love to sit down and have a drink with you. My grandfather flew a SBD, and I'm still mesmerized to hear stories from the real pilots that flew those airplanes. I just push buttons.
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Those old warbirds are great. I'd love to have one of my own.

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You guys are awesome. I wish I learned to fly but doubt it will ever happen unless I will lotto lol. Pictures are awesome!

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