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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Noticed in posts from time to time that there's folks on here that fly. Care to share where you fly out of and what you fly? Anyone interested in splitting some hours? Now that I have a mortgage, it'd be nicer to cut the flying bill a bit. My info...I used to fly out of Palwaukee and now get a better rate over at Schaumburg (06C). For the most part most of my hours have been logged in a 172, however I recently got checked out in a Diamond Eclipse. Fun little plane to fly, but not very practical...the 172 might be slower and heavier, but I like it's practicality much better. Oh and you air traffic control guys can jump in too since you're our eyes on the ground
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 09:56 AM
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Good timing - I just PM'ed Chills about his air traffic controller experience. My sister is actually waiting on the FAA waitlist to get a position after getting a degree in it from UND. She's also got her private pilot's license w/ instrument rating. For her birthday I was going to rent some time in a 172 for her - if anyone knows a good place to deal with, let me know! A few years ago we went to a place at DuPage airport but I can't remember the name.
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I fly out of O'hare, E145/140 aircraft and I love to fly C172 again but it will be interesting, it's been a while since I've seen one. If you want a really cheap rate go to LuamanAir at ARR, PM me if you want their phone number. I used to work there as a flight instructor 10 years ago.

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I have owned a Cessna 150, a Piper PA-24-180 Comanche and currently own a Pitts S2A.

The Pitts is a two seat fully aerobatic biplane. I have it hangered at the Greater Kankakee Airport.

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Not a pilot (yet anyways) but my dad (he's IFR/Commercial/CFI rated) has a Mooney M20J (201) and is working on a KR2 kitplane (about 50% complete) based @ poplar grove.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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ARR? That would be nice I'm sure...however the drive out there would probably make the costs not worth it

Hoezx...For the best rates (and believe me I've searched high and low) and I came up with two places that are reasonable. Northwest Aviation at 06C which is where I fly from currently, runs their 172's for $89 an hour I think...they have massive selection of aircraft and good availability. Another good spot is Airway Flight Services out of PWK. Best rates and no contracts needed.
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Ahhh, a bunch of pilots. I see I'm gonna have to keep you guys from running into each other.

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The Pitts is a two seat fully aerobatic biplane. I have it hangered at the Greater Kankakee Airport.

Hi, my name is SloRoll and I am a "G" aholic.

is that the airport that only has a grass landing field? If it was, then i think you were the guy handing out rides in your airplane maybe 10 years ago for CAP cadets?
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