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    Default Cyberspace Bush Pilot

    Greetings,

    I'm envious of the world you live and work in. I'm landlocked in Orlando, FL working for a ravenous rodent and wishing I had chosen a better career path more able to satisfy my dream.

    I'd have to probably win the lottery to do it though. I have a dream to one day own an amphibian in Alaska and fly the Fjords of Southeast AK.

    For now, I can only do this using a flight simulator and computer flight yoke attached to my desk. My appreciation for what the real world pilot does is growing everytime I load up Microsoft Flight Simulator and download the real weather I'm about to take off into.

    I have the ability to hit "CTRL, ALT, DEL" when that imposing mountainside or treetop is closing in on my nose. You don't. You are an amazing lot and I aspire to be that good someday.

    For now, I can practice navigation in the fjords and learn the lay of the land. It's not the real world, but for now, it'll have to do. I have 28 hours of realworld in a C152 but that was in '98 and I've yet to continue my Private Pilot training due to $$$ and time constraints.

    Thanks for reading and I have so many questions to ask, I hope you don't mind that I pick the experts brains a little.

    I hope you don't mind a computer bush pilot that want's to learn from the ones that really do it.

    Fair winds and following seas,

    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba43 View Post
    Greetings,

    I'm envious of the world you live and work in. I'm landlocked in Orlando, FL working for a ravenous rodent and wishing I had chosen a better career path more able to satisfy my dream.

    I'd have to probably win the lottery to do it though. I have a dream to one day own an amphibian in Alaska and fly the Fjords of Southeast AK.

    For now, I can only do this using a flight simulator and computer flight yoke attached to my desk. My appreciation for what the real world pilot does is growing everytime I load up Microsoft Flight Simulator and download the real weather I'm about to take off into.

    I have the ability to hit "CTRL, ALT, DEL" when that imposing mountainside or treetop is closing in on my nose. You don't. You are an amazing lot and I aspire to be that good someday.

    For now, I can practice navigation in the fjords and learn the lay of the land. It's not the real world, but for now, it'll have to do. I have 28 hours of realworld in a C152 but that was in '98 and I've yet to continue my Private Pilot training due to $$$ and time constraints.

    Thanks for reading and I have so many questions to ask, I hope you don't mind that I pick the experts brains a little.

    I hope you don't mind a computer bush pilot that want's to learn from the ones that really do it.

    Fair winds and following seas,

    Brad

    Hi Brad,

    Yep ------------- you can't even imagine what you're missing! Every day is different, and the world of Alaska is HUGE !!!

    The guys that you'll meet on this page are a great lot, by and large. I'm sure you'll get lots of answers to all your questions from them.

    Good luck,

    Mort

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    Mort,

    Will do. And thank you for your assistance.

    Brad

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    It sounds like your in the same rut that I was in before I moved to Alaska. If you ever get up this direction look me up and maybe my boss will let you tag along for a day to see if that is really what you want to do.

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    Wow, that would be great!

    My wife and I are planning a vacation that cruises along the inside passage and I know that there are tours that stop in Ketchikan and that area.

    I'll might have to take you up on that.

    Thanks, we'll see what happens.

    Brad

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