Sunday, October 18, 2009

The New Pilot PodBlog - Ep #02 - I Can't Afford This and What is My Mission Anyway?

In this episode I discuss how my experience after my first post-checkride flight caused me to reevaluate my mission, the type of flying that I would be doing. Also, because of the cost of this flight, I realized that I needed to figure out a way to cut costs so that I could afford to keep flying.

So after some soul searching, I came to realize that my mission would be VFR flights of short to medium range cross-countries by myself or with one other person. Now all I needed to do was to find a capable, inexepensive airplane, to support this.

This lead me to check out Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). After realizing that they were capable crosscountry aircraft and inexpensive to rent (burning 5 gph helps), I decided to get checked out in one. I am currently flying the Tecnam P92 Eaglet.

I also discuss that my friend Joe Rydzewski, looking to reign in the costs of trainging, has decided to finish up his Private Pilot license in the Eaglet.

Thanks for listening.

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The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane.

Direct access to the mp3 is here.

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