« 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.