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    Default Back in the saddle

    After a much too long break, I've got the bug to fly again. Almost done with my tailwheel endorsement, then plan on seeking out cub training. Any advice for training options for Super Cub training in state would be welcomed. I'm interested in off airport training, was thinking of taking a ski class this spring and possible other options. Went and flew a CC Carbon Cub and was WOWed, as an older pilot I'm progressing slowly and want as much dual training as I can get.

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    Good for you...! I hear nothing but positive about Jay Baldwin located at Wolf Lake. youflyalaska.com

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    Try Acme Cub Training at Lake Hood. http://acmecub.blogspot.com

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    Thanks gentlemen,, had a good day today. Feeling more and more comfortable everyday. I remember what I have been missing today,, 5 planes in the pattern, 152, 2 each 172s, a Cirus, and a GPS approach twin engine, and a stiff crosswind.
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    Jay Baldwin out at Wolf Lake. His specialty is off airport tail wheel training and he has been around for a long, long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Thanks gentlemen,, had a good day today. Feeling more and more comfortable everyday. I remember what I have been missing today,, 5 planes in the pattern, 152, 2 each 172s, a Cirus, and a GPS approach twin engine, and a stiff crosswind.
    So I take it you successfully regained your third class medical? Was it easy or is there a story there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Pid View Post
    So I take it you successfully regained your third class medical? Was it easy or is there a story there?
    No Sir, training with a CFI, will by operating under light sport rules. Watching what happens with this 3rd class reform that is pending before I make a purchase, if things remain the same I'm looking to buy a Carbon Cub LSA-EX.
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    Good stuff this is a great company if you decide to go out of state, one of my pilot buddy daughter is a instructor there plus you can go airboating with me in your off time

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    Stid:
    I second the recommendation for Jay Baldwin and ACTS at wolf lake. I got my wings with him 10 years ago and I believe I had 75 off airport take offs and landings before I hit an asphalt runway! In my opinion, my training was extremely "off airport operations" oriented, as we routinely practiced emergency procedures of preparing to go down in the bush (hopefully in a suitable spot that you always have in mind that you can reach with your current altitude!) Soon after my ticket, I had kids and the flying had to stop for a while, I am looking forward to the day I can resume flight!! Congratulations!

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    Enjoying this conversation, I'm learning on my Taylorcraft in Fairbanks, have just about all of my required hours in for private.. Lesson learned yesterday when I was coming in on skis on ski strip, with the sun in your eyes with nothing but white on the ground, it's nearly impossible to judge where your at. At least for me..now that was a bounce, next time it's a go around or two until the sun is set.

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    Less than 1% of Americans are pilots and of those that are less than 1% are tailwheel pilots, today I joined the 1% that fly tailwheel aircraft. As of today I'm a current and tailwheel qualified pilot. Could not of had a better day to complete my training. Now to continue and get my type training in Super Cubs. Thanks to my lovely bride and friends and family for all the support. Now for some football,, go Seahawks!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERicter View Post
    Enjoying this conversation, I'm learning on my Taylorcraft in Fairbanks, have just about all of my required hours in for private.. Lesson learned yesterday when I was coming in on skis on ski strip, with the sun in your eyes with nothing but white on the ground, it's nearly impossible to judge where your at. At least for me..now that was a bounce, next time it's a go around or two until the sun is set.

    eddie ricter
    I can only imagine how hard it would be with flat light,, be safe and stay at it.

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    6.2 hours, 54 landings, getting better every flight.

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    "I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"

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    Good for you!

    I've got 130 hours, but I haven't flown since '08. Kinda got priced out of the rental market with rising costs. Love to get back into it someday!

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    There is alot of talk on these forums about trading in and selling planes in order to upgrade. I have seen planes sit for sale for a long time, but people talk like its selling a box of 45 cal ammo on alaskas list (ie quick turn around at a profit or at least breaking even). Is the sale part of the upgrade really that easy?

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    Of the six aircraft I have owned and sold they always went fast. Other issues aside, like damage, corrosion, etc., I think that if a reasonable price is asked it goes a long ways toward a quick sale. Which is probably no revelation!

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    Start my Cub training this Sunday in Hickory North Carolina, need 5 hours in type for insurance and hope to get that done in the coming weeks. Then start off airport flying this spring. I have very much enjoyed it so far, now I need to find a stable to park her in.
    "I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    6.2 hours, 54 landings, getting better every flight.

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    Nice! I'm just ahead of you on my work in a Cub. Haven't been since early December, though. Hoping to shake off the rust this weekend, and hopefully will put skis on sometime in February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    6.2 hours, 54 landings, getting better every flight.

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    good job congrats

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    Tail wheel training with an aerobatic instructor with calm winds and teardrop on each ends equals freaking awesome!!! We called those RTTs (return to target) in my Army days. Now that is a way to pack in some landings fast, land, takeoff, 180 and repeat!!! 😀😀😀😀 still grinning.
    "I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"

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