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Flying!
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:19:59 pm »
I finally took the plunge. Got a nice pay rise at work and thought sod it! So im now on lesson 4 of 35 of learning to fly a motor glider!

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Re: Flying!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 12:58:38 pm »
Nice work Egon! Obviously no fear of heights with you. I hope you have a great time.

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Re: Flying!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 01:35:54 pm »
It's a Venture motor glider. Cruises at 60 knots. The cheapest way I know of to get a pilots license. It's £78 an hour which isn't cheap but significantly cheaper that learning on a Cessna for example.
http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=15601&imid=0 for pics as well as specs.
Advantage of motor glider? If it's a nice sunny day you can just turn the engine off and become a glider and go thermalling!