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Top Gun flight now available in US

  1. Jun 13, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I must say, this is sounding much more practical. The business hasn't done nearly well enough lately to justify the Moscow trip.
    http://www.incredible-adventures.com/hollywood-top-gun.html

    It's not a Mig 29, but it ain't bad!
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2007 #2

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    Woo hoo! I'd love to fly in a hot trainer just as well as a fighter, and the cost is more reasonable.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2007 #3
    I can fly you in a Cessna for $1k a flight, since were practiaclly family. :devil: :wink: :rofl:

    You can go up 30 times instead of just once in a mig. Ill even let you fly!
     
  5. Jun 13, 2007 #4

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    I paid FAR less than $1K (more like $150) to get my uncle Jimmy to rent a 172 to fly me over my house for an aerial shot. It was not a very exciting flight, nor did we pull any G's over perhaps 1.1. :rofl:
     
  6. Jun 13, 2007 #5
    Hey, for you, we can do 2.2 G's. And ill knock that price down further to ($500) because I like you.

    You want excitement? Well fly VFR in minimums of 1/2 mile visiblity!
     
  7. Jun 13, 2007 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Been in a Cessna [putt putt putt]. Already flew an SAIA Marchetti SF-260. :biggrin:
     
  8. Jun 13, 2007 #7

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    Been in a Cessna, too, on a number of occasions, though I would have to admit that my scariest flights were in a 182 on floats, flying with a pilot from the Maine Warden Service. The amazing "don't hit the trees" take-offs and gut-wrenching "drop in" landings were pretty disconcerting to someone who was not not familiar with the the performance envelope of that venerable aircraft. DeHaviland Beavers have long been a staple of the back-woods air-transportation in this area, but the Cessna 182's are lighter, more nimble workhorses.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2007 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    I keep thinking about hitting up a crop duster for a ride. I hear that is about as good as any.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2007 #9
    If you want that "Top Gun" adventure, we can fly into P-40 (camp david) ~20 min away, and get escorted F-16's. Or, we can cross the ADIZ w/o permission ~10 min away, and get into a buttload of trouble. Orrr, we can fly over DC and get escorted by F-16's and blackhawk helicopters.

    Flying in the DC area = FUN FUN FUN!!

    Seriously, if you dont pay attention to where your flying over CONSTANTLY, you can get into a TON of trouble. Lots of restricted airspace.

    When we flew into Lancaster, Pa, we had to make a right turn to avoid a blackhawk that was at our altitude and heading straight for us. He didnt see us until after we started turning....Bozo...
     
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  11. Jun 14, 2007 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    See, you want to be a pilot, and I just want a thrill ride with me at the controls.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2007 #11
    Being chased down by F-16s isnt a thrill ride?
     
  13. Aug 23, 2007 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.incredible-adventures.com/dc3.html
     
  14. Aug 23, 2007 #13

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    Ivan, there is a float plane get-together at Moosehead lake every summer, and a regular participant is a DC-3 on floats. There are the regular contingent of DeHavilands and flying boats, too, as well as the smaller float planes.
     
  15. Aug 23, 2007 #14
    How much does the DC-3 cost?
     
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