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by Soccer-Jock
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: New Student Pilot
Replies: 24
Views: 18867

Re: New Student Pilot

Congrats on the new adventure. I was faced with the decision of an "underdog" instructor, when all of the "best and most experienced" had full schedules. We ended up clicking famously, and he was kindly "brutal" on many points during training and never let anything just...
by Soccer-Jock
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Malibu makes a safe landing
Replies: 1
Views: 2016

Malibu makes a safe landing

I have an aircraft scanner that runs nearly all of the time in my home office, tuned to the tower frequency of my home airport, St. Pete PIE. Generally the volume is low, but I enjoy hearing the chatter in the background. This past Thursday evening about 10:30 pm the radio got my full attention as t...
by Soccer-Jock
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: Our first vacation with aviation... EYW
Replies: 7
Views: 6749

Re: Our first vacation with aviation... EYW

He he he...Thanks Guys. I did forget to mention another thing I enjoyed, although my other half didn't find this as interesting as I. The guesthouse we stayed at, about middle-way down Flemming St., appeared to be in the flight path of Final for runway 9 at Key West. I mentioned it was 25 gusting 30...
by Soccer-Jock
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: Our first vacation with aviation... EYW
Replies: 7
Views: 6749

Our first vacation with aviation... EYW

I'm a newbie pilot with about 120 hours. My better half and I decide it's time for a vacation, living in the Tampa, FL area we decide on Key West. Hummm... 9 hour drive or 2.5 hour flight? No brainer. Since I rent, cost is a concern but we decide to make the "flight" an event of the vacati...
by Soccer-Jock
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: Zaon PCAS MRX Traffic Advisories....must have!
Replies: 16
Views: 17235

Re: Zaon PCAS MRX Traffic Advisories....must have!

I was happy to find a post in here on this device. A number of mid-air's have happened in Florida this past year. The fact that mypilotstore.com just recently had a sale on the Zaon MRX unit, pushed me over the edge to just buy it. This unit is simple and surprisingly effective. You can, if you choo...
by Soccer-Jock
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Getting kids passionate about flying
Replies: 13
Views: 9473

Re: Getting kids passionate about flying

I just recently took my 11 year old nephew up for his first flight. All went well. I tried to keep things mild and simple, following the advice of others who introduce kids to flying. I am glad I decided to keep it short. Just about the time we were entering the pattern to conclude our 45 minute fli...
by Soccer-Jock
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: UCAP #68 "The Lost Episode"
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: UCAP #68 "Cherry Bomb"

This particular episode is a keeper for me, in that I saved a permenant copy. I'm so grateful Amy shared this, and she recounted the story so well. Most importantly... I come away with her advice, something I didn't have before. So much so, that I actually asked our FBO if they even had PFDs availab...
by Soccer-Jock
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Airport Restaurants
Topic: No Further than Home is St. Pete, FL (KPIE)
Replies: 0
Views: 2076

No Further than Home is St. Pete, FL (KPIE)

Sometimes you get so caught up in finding the perfect place to fly, you might overlook what's right in front of you. Based out of KPIE, St. Petersburg FL, I didn't often have a reason to go looking for lunch. But recently a buddy and I ended a flight and needed that "food, right now!" fix....
by Soccer-Jock
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Airport Restaurants
Topic: Ice Cream Cone in Crystal River, FL
Replies: 0
Views: 2297

Ice Cream Cone in Crystal River, FL

Crystal River, FL is the neatest little place I've flown to yet. CGC's runway is in new-looking shape. It runs 9/27 and is a roomy 4500 feet long, with a grass-strip running 18/36 next door. A late afternoon flight in found a sleepy little FBO with friendly people and several seasoned folks bursting...
by Soccer-Jock
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Airport Restaurants
Topic: Breakfast at Ocala International - KOCF
Replies: 2
Views: 3238

Breakfast at Ocala International - KOCF

I know I'm not the first, and I definitely won't be the last... I'm a new pilot that was looking for the $200 hamburger (cost-adjusted for today's prices). A buddy and I decided on breakfast in Ocala, FL. What a great little airport. Ample 6900 X 150 Ft. runway, uncluttered surrounding landscape, an...

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