Going flying on Thursday

I joined a flying club like I said earlier. They have a light sport aircraft so you can fly it without an FAA medical. I have done some maintenance on the plane but Thursday the 28th I am finally going to fly it. Hopefully it doesn’t take me too long to get checked out in it so I can start flying it by myself.

I left my last flying job in 2008 when I got sick so it has been over 9 years since I was proficient at flying. Hopefully it’s like riding a bike and I pick it back up quickly.


I love flying planes!! But in the last several years it’s only been combat flight simulators which I’ve been playing for about 14 years now so I got thousands of hours on them


i believe you can’t get a pilot’s license in the Uk with a history of mental illness or schizophrenia at all, so lucky you. I don’t think you can even skydive with sz in the UK.

Enjoy it. It must be wonderful.

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I got my pilots license before I got sick. I can’t pass a medical to use it fully though.


wow, you’re a pilot ??? awesome dude…good for you. I used to fly around in my dad’s small plane a lot in college…I miss it…


Well, you’ll either do good or…

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I agree.:blush:


Good on you and good for you.

Wishing you well with flights and so much happiness for you to be able to fly.


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I dreamt once that I owned a small helicopter and I flew around in it everywhere. And when I awoke, I thought that I really owned a helicopter at one time. For the longest time, I thought that I owned a helicopter at one time. Then, I finally figured out that it was just a dream. One of the coolest dreams I’ve ever had.

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Enjoy the flying @TomCat!

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I went flying yesterday. Got cancelled for weather on Thursday. Was a little rusty. The instructor is going to be out of town until Jan 8th so I can’t go again until then.

He says two more flights and he will sign me off to go by myself but I think it’s going to take longer than that. We shall see. It was fun.

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I thought you couldn’t be a pilot if you have sz. Am I wrong?

I have a commercial pilots license. You need an FAA medical to pass it. I can’t pass one but you can fly as a light sport pilot with just a drivers license.

I have a drivers license so I am an over qualified sport pilot. Interpretation of the rules is required as far as self grounding yourself.


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Well, it’s awesome you can still fly! So you already got your FAA license, and as long as you don’t try to take another you can have the sports one. Smart!

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Ya. If I tried to get a medical I would get denied and then I wouldn’t be able to fly as a sport pilot.

Don’t rat me out LOL

Lol. 151515151515

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