Would you learn to fly?

Bignuf Bignuf
In the 1970's and 80's, when we took flying lessons, it looked like "civil aviation" was just beginning to enter a new age of incredible popularity. Then, a combination of dropping commercial air prices, and the high cost of "recreational flying" in a bad economy seemed to "drop the bottom out" of that sport and activity.

How many here would still love to learn to fly, assuming you could afford it (and it was far more affordable then it currently is)?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I would love to learn to fly.
eri86 , Eugler , SecretKinksters , G&L , U3H , Teaser , angel142stx
7
I already know how to pilot an aircraft.
Bignuf , RonLee
2
I have no desire to be a pilot.
tyreka10 , Ansley , wetone123 , Trixxxy , peppermintgal , edeneve , gatewayer57@yahoo.com
7
Other?
Taylor
1
Total votes: 17 (17 voters)
Poll is closed
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Ansley Ansley
I don't like to fly commercially, I'm definitely not getting in a non-commercial aircraft.
09/09/2013
Taylor Taylor
I took a few flying lessons, but I wasn't able to pass the medical exam required to get a pilot's license because I take anxiety medication. I would have loved to complete the lessons and get a license though
09/09/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
I purchased helicopter lessons for my man, and he loved it.
09/09/2013
G&L G&L
I would love to learn how to fly. I go in planes all the time to jump out of them it would only make sense to learn how to fly a plane as well.
09/09/2013
Trixxxy Trixxxy
I want to grow angel wings and fly instead haha
09/10/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by G&L
I would love to learn how to fly. I go in planes all the time to jump out of them it would only make sense to learn how to fly a plane as well.
You jump out of perfectly good airplanes???
09/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Trixxxy
I want to grow angel wings and fly instead haha
Um..just wait a while?
09/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretKinksters
I purchased helicopter lessons for my man, and he loved it.
I fly fixed wing but have many helicopter (rotary wing) flying friends and family. Helicopters are way, way harder to fly.
09/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I don't like to fly commercially, I'm definitely not getting in a non-commercial aircraft.
You know, honestly, the cure for many people who totally fear commercial flying is to have them experience the actual control of flight. In short, have them become private pilots. Once they understand all the dynamics (and enjoy the beauty and fun) of being in the cockpit, the fear usually is quickly evaporated.
09/11/2013
Teaser Teaser
I love to fly, and if it were afordable, I would definately get a pilots license.
09/11/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I don't like to fly commercially, I'm definitely not getting in a non-commercial aircraft.
really flying is so much fun
09/11/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
I took a few flying lessons, but I wasn't able to pass the medical exam required to get a pilot's license because I take anxiety medication. I would have loved to complete the lessons and get a license though
I would love to fly to
09/11/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by Teaser
I love to fly, and if it were afordable, I would definately get a pilots license.
me too
09/11/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
You know, honestly, the cure for many people who totally fear commercial flying is to have them experience the actual control of flight. In short, have them become private pilots. Once they understand all the dynamics (and enjoy the beauty and fun) ... More
I totally agree with you
09/11/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Um..just wait a while?
agreed
09/11/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretKinksters
I purchased helicopter lessons for my man, and he loved it.
That make you one very cool partner
09/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by stacylyn12
me too
Some introductory courses really are pretty inexpensive. However, plane rental is indeed expensive. Even aviation fuel is super pricy. It is just not a "cheap" hobby. Even ultra-lights and powered sail planes or hang gliders can run a pretty penny.
09/23/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by stacylyn12
That make you one very cool partner
That is does, but most people opt for fixed wing lessons. Helicopters are just not something one see's in civilian general aviation much.
09/23/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Trixxxy
I want to grow angel wings and fly instead haha
When piloting a plane, the goal is to do everything possible to avoid "growing angel wings". Just sayin'.
09/23/2013
edeneve edeneve
I don't like flying at all.
09/24/2013
Total posts: 21
Unique posters: 9