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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Any other fellow pilots on this site?
« Last post by tracker on September 21, 2014, 11:45:43 PM »

K3 is quite cool and has some spring cancellations available for climbers.
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Any other fellow pilots on this site?
« Last post by JoshA on September 21, 2014, 11:02:50 PM »
Yeah you are probably right. Just hate to turn and walk away. I guess that beats the other alternatives though.

Anyone know of some other cool mountains to climb around on?
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Any other fellow pilots on this site?
« Last post by tracker on September 21, 2014, 10:52:51 PM »

Your 5th sentence answers your question: flying 3-5 hrs a month is not enough to maintain proficiency if you have not flown as a professional pilot and/or completed a very extensive/intensive flight training program. Three landings every 90 days on top of 350-400 hrs TT will not do it; I suggest you find a new mountain to climb. The landscape is littered with single engine hobby pilots who are ill equipped to handle difficult situations.
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Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / Re: SOLD: R9 parts
« Last post by JoshA on September 21, 2014, 10:27:31 PM »
Duh. Sorry.
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Other Guns / Re: Bad news about my Glock 27 : ( &&& Obsessive Shooting Disorder 😬
« Last post by JoshA on September 21, 2014, 10:24:12 PM »
So...

... if you had a G26 and a G27 side by side which would you EDC if you were a bit more accurate with the 9mm?
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Any other fellow pilots on this site?
« Last post by JoshA on September 21, 2014, 09:58:55 PM »
Thanks for helping to keep the home of the free and the land of the brave safe Tracker. Quite an awesome bird 😑

I'm a 350-400 hr single engine pilot with a complex rating. I haven't flown much for the last 2 years with too much going on, but I finally spent some time getting safe and current again recently.

I am trying to figure out if I want to continue to fly or hang it up.

It seems like it is so expensive to fly and in the end you don't really get to save an incredible amount of time on the 200-300 mile trips I have tended to take over the past 7 years. I don't have the time to get much further than that away with a wife, 5 kids and a business to act like I'm running.

It's also pretty risky business flying only 3-5 or so hours per month (on a good month). I feel like I am constantly knocking the rust off.

For those of you who used to fly and decided to quit for reasons other than age or health, what motivated you and how did you reason through it?

I almost feel like it would be awesome to keep the option open with my oldest going away to college next year, and if I don't use my ticket then it's probably time to move on to another mountain to climb.

I just feel like a part of me would wither if I stopped flying. All work and no play makes josh a dull boy. Also there is a challenge in flying that Keeps you feeling alive and in the mix of some of the coolest technology out there.

In the end it's like I feel like I'm equipped to do some really cool things, but don't seem to have the time to really get out there and do much with it.

Looking forward to some feedback. Thanks fellas.
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Here ya go.

Replaced barrel, extractor, trigger spring, outer coil spring and solo spring, replaced the sear.

Running like a champ again 😎
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Any other fellow pilots on this site?
« Last post by Craigt on September 21, 2014, 09:20:19 PM »
Private, single engine, land.  Owned a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for a while.  Helping to run a family business and a wife and young family took a lot of time.  Have not flown pilot in command for close to 30 years.

As the saying goes...there are old pilots...and bold pilots...but no old bold pilots.

I salute those who have served our country.  Those who have flown off carriers I hold in total awe.

Craig T.
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Other Guns / Re: Out with the old, in with the new.
« Last post by JoshA on September 21, 2014, 08:49:28 PM »
The Seecamp .380 is one painful piece of modern ingenuity. Ouch is all I can think of when I consider squeezing the trigger. I would carry it if I needed to, but to practice at all with it is too painful to consider. Maybe a mag every 6-8 weeks.

The cw380 is much better. And very accurate.

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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Any other fellow pilots on this site?
« Last post by backupr9 on September 21, 2014, 08:09:02 PM »
Another example of the value of situational awareness.
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