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None   3 votes - 42 %
Student   1 vote - 14 %
Recreational   0 votes - 0 %
Private   2 votes - 28 %
Commercial   1 vote - 14 %
Instructor   0 votes - 0 %
ATP   0 votes - 0 %
Single   3 votes - 42 %
Multi   3 votes - 42 %
Hi-Perf   2 votes - 28 %
Complex   2 votes - 28 %
Non-powered   1 vote - 14 %
Rotary   0 votes - 0 %
Airship   0 votes - 0 %
Land   1 vote - 14 %
Sea   0 votes - 0 %
Joke answers as WIPO comments please   2 votes - 28 %
 
7 Total Votes
Twice I have gone five years between flights by stevew (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 04:06:41 AM EST
It is not getting up in the air that scares me after a spell away as you can make mistakes up there and there is lots of air between you and the ground. The things that really gives me the willies are high traffic circuits with lots of tower directions and high crosswind landings.

After years away from it I have bits of automatic reaction come back without the context. Last time I automatically crossed controls to lose height on final, forgetting I had full flap down in a C152. The instructor checking me out only realised what I had done when we were over the threshold. I have never heard anyone scream so loud in a cockpit. Turns out he had lost a plane when a student did exactly that only a month before.

WIPO: Instrument by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 09:54:19 AM EST
Commercial single and multi engine instrument airplane. Yes, I'm probably overly proud of that.

I lost $280 when the place I used to rent from folded. I had always meant to go back and fly that money off after we bought the Mooney, but I just never did. Could have been worse though, my next door neighbor happened to own one of the airplanes that was on the line, and he had a hell of a time tracking down the owner to get his keys and logbook back after it folded.