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  • Member since
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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
What aircraft (other than airliners) have you flown or flown on?
Posted by Bobstamp on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:51 PM

Member JC1113 asked recently what airliners other members have flown on. Now I'm asking you what aircraft besides airliners have, to be poetic, freed you from the bonds of earth. Here's my list; in each case, I was a passenger, though once, in a Cessna 180, I got to take the controls briefly.

- At age five, a Piper Cub

- Cessna 150 & Cessna 180

- Beech Bonanza

- Beech T-34B Mentor (model completed)

- UH-12 Raven helicopter (waiting for delivery of kit)

- UH-34D Seahorse helicopters (model completed)

- Jet Ranger helicopters

- A Schweitzer sailplane (don't know what model)

I don't have plans to build models of any of the other aircraft inthe list.

Bob

 

On the bench: 1/500 Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor). 

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    July 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:46 PM

As a pilot and/or instructor:

Cessna 152, 172

Piper Warrior, Arrow, Seminole, Seneca

Cirrus SR20

As a passenger:

All of the above plus

Beech Bonanza 

CJ6 Nanchang at an airport grand opening

some kind of small helicoptor at a state fair when I was a kid

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    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:25 PM

Ryan Navion

Cessna Skyhawk

Lark Commander

Bell JetRanger

Goodyear Blimp

Cessna T-50 ("Bamboo Bomber")

Schweitzer SGS 2-32

Piper Seneca

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:07 PM

Cessna 150, 177 (not a fan of the stabilator), 206, 210, Mixmaster (337).  At controls of all, at least for awhile.

C-5, 130, 141.  Only as baggage during my service days.

Haven't managed to slip the bonds of earth since '75

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:13 PM

All of the following as a passenger for flight testing/troubleshooting avionics issues.

Cessna 150

Cessna 172

Cessna 182

Cessna 206

Cessna 208

Cessna 210

Cessna 421

Cessna 425

Cessna 441

Beechcraft Bonanza

Beechcraft Baron

Beechcraft King Air 90, 200, and 350

Bell 206

Bell 407

Bell UH-1D

Quest Kodiak

Pilatus PC-12

Piper PA-28R-201T

Piper PA-46-350P

Piper PA-46-500TP

Socata TBM700 and 850

Yak-52TW

Aerovodochody L-39C

MiG-15UTI

Gobosh 700S

Soon to add the Gulfstream (Rockwell) 690 to the list

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:06 PM

I wouldn't say I flew as I'm not a pilot but I took the controls of a Cessna 172 as a boy and a Cessna 150 in my 40s.  Also took an introductory flight in a Schweizer S300 Where I took the controls for about 30 seconds. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:32 PM

Though qualified, or rather "was qualified" in all two seat fighter / attack aircraft; my actual list is: TA4-J (with stick time), Ryan Navion, CH-46, CH-47, MD 500 (Loach), and HH-60. Actually pulled G's in the TA-4J and the HH-60. And, a good time was had by all!!! 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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    September 2020
  • From: Pa. and NC
Posted by siiirhd88 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:35 PM

Beech Bonanza

Beech Queen Air

Beech King Air

BN Islander

Various Cessna

Globe Swift

B-17

B-24

B-25

HH-52

Probably forgetting others

Bob

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:43 PM

RH-53D,CH-46D,BELL 47,Mooney,B-17,UH-1d,c-9,Piper cherokee, as crew in Seastallion, passenger for the rest.

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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:54 PM

Piloted:

 

C-150/152

C-172

Cessna Hawk XP

Grumman Tiger

T-37

T-38

C-23

C-5

C-310

727

MD-82/83

737 400/700/800/900ER

Robinson R22

 

PAX on:

 

Many Pipers, I can never figure out the designations of them.

UH-1

C-141

C-130

DC-9

DC-8

DC-10

MD-88

MD-11

B-747 100/200/300/400

B-787

B-777

L-1011

A-300

A-320 series, all but the 321NEOLR

A-330

Strapped into but not flown:

B-1

Mig-21

Mig-23

Mig-27

F-20

 

Been targeted by (That I knew of):

 

F-4

F-16

SA-2 missile

 

737-MAX training Jan 4

I've probably missed a few.

 

Oh, and off topic, I've been in a submarine 105 deep.

 

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:15 PM

As a pilot, and in most cases least 5 hours or more in each:

Aero Commander  100, 200, 500B

Aeronca (Bellanca)   7AC, Citabria, Decathlon, Scout

Aerostar 601P

BAC 1-11  About 15 minutes in the left seat, went back and took a nap in the master bedroom.

Beech

Liberal airplanes

19,23,24R, 76

Wichita

33,35 from 35 to V-35TC, every version; A36, A36TC

B95A, A55 thru E55, 58, 58TC, 58P, B60

King A90, B90, C90, E90, F90, 200, B200

Cessna

120, 140, 150, 152, 170, 172, 175, 177, 177RG, 180, 182, 182RG, 185, 210, T210, P210, 305 (L-19).

310, 320, 337, 340, 414 all models, 421C, 425, CE-500, CE-501 

Dassault  Falcon 10  (first officer, no type rating)

DeHavilland  U-6, DH-125A

Embraer Bandeirante

Globe Swift GC-1B

Great Lakes 2T-1A

Piper

J-2, J-3, PA-11, PA-18, PA-20, PA-22, PA-23-250, PA-24, Cherokee 140, 180, 235, Cherokee 6, Cheyenne I

Lear 25  Copilot, not rated.

North American  Navion, T-6.  Sabreliner 65 copilot (not typed)  A back seat ride in a P-51 with brief stick time giving instruction on aileron rolls.

Ryan PT-22

Schweitzer 1-26, 2-22, 2-33, Blanik

Stearman  PT-17

Stinson 108

Vans Aircraft RV-4, RV-8.

Not rated in helicopters but did all the training in a Robinson R-22.  Stick time in OH-13 and OH-23.  Hughes 500E.

 NO submarines, but I helped sink a sailboat once!

 As a PAX, 727, 737, 757, 767, F-27, DC-6, DC-8, DC-9, MD80, DC-10, L1011, Short 360, Swearingen 3 something, Twin Otter, Otter, Embrair Brasilia, Schweitzer 2-32.

UH-1, H-19, H-34, CH-37, CH-47, Jetranger

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:02 AM

Oh, if your counting 'flying' in the depths .  .  .  add 285 feet down breathing air, and 300 feet down on mixed gas (HEO2), and I don't need to be wrapped up in 2 inches of HY80 steel either. HOO YAH DEEP SEA !!! 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:43 AM

Fixed wing.

C-130

C-17.

Tristar

VC-10

Helicopter.

Wessex

Puma

Merlin

Lynx

Chinook

Sea King

S-61N

And underwater.

HMS Trafalgar. And thats the only one i got to get my hands on the controls.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:56 AM

Aeronca C-3

PT-17

C-150

Piper -140

T-33

T-37

Grumman Yankee

Ercoupe

NASA 737

Beech Bonanza

VariEze

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:48 AM

Im PPL rated on PA-18, C-150,C172 .

I have piloted DH Chipmunk, DH Tiger moth, C-182, Aeronca 11, J-3 ,PA-180

Have flown in - Super Decathlon, R44, DC-3, Beechcraft 18, Kitfox 7, T6 harvard, most light cessna/pipers

When I was in the Airforce I flew in AS 330 Puma, Alloette 3 (as flight medic) , Atlas Oryx, Boeing 707, C-47, C-54, TP-47, C-130, C-160

 

I am lucky to be working and rebuilding aircraft so I dont have to look far to get a ride :-)

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:50 AM

Can't remember 'em all, but this was one of the most memorable. Flying second seat on a Breezy. The only things between me and oblivion were a 12 inch square seat cushion and a lap belt. What a rush! Here we are on final for 29 at New Smyrna Beach.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    July 2016
  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:11 PM

Flown:

Piper Cherokee, Piper Arrow

Flown in:

Piper Cub

Beech Baron

Beech Bonanza

Vultee BT-13

AT-6

B-17G

PBY

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:37 PM

Well Let's see;

    Flew in the following.The early 707s

    Flew in Capitol Airlines Vickers Viscount

    Flew in American Airlines D-C-7-C

    Flew in D-C- 3 and C-47

    Flew in Southwest's Inaugaral 727 flight from L.A.X. to San Francisco

    Have flown the following:

    Cessna-180 and 180 Float Plane

    Taylorcraft Esc. Spray aircraft

     Piper J-3 (owned it and restored it)

     Sweitzer M-series Sail Plane

     C-130 and B-24

     Owned and Flew a B-25 - J

     Flew Transfer flights from Orly (Paris,France) to the U.S in Falcon 10s, 20s and 30s       for Fed Ex. and Little Rock Airmotive.

     Now fly a modelers bench as the ticker grounded me permanently 

    

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:40 PM

How did you find the Embraer to fly or ride in?

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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:52 AM

 

WOW Hoo Yah Deep Sea!

Now that is cool!

 

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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:15 AM

Bish,

 

The VC-10 is a great plane!

 

How deep did you go in HMS Trafalgar? I'm betting you beat my 105ft, buy a lot!

 

I was selected for an exhange tour to RAF Brize-Norton to fly the VC-10. Love the plane! its a rocket! Sadly I had to turn it down.

 

I forgot a few on my passenger list:

 

Embrea

Brasilia

ERJ

190/175

 

Bombardier

 

CRJ

Dash 8 200/400

 

How could I forget the Boeing 757 and 767!

 

Fokker F-28 and F-100

 

Some very nice aircraft people have listed.

 

So far no one has listed the Cessna 190/195. Thats on my bucket list to fly.

 

Anyone have time in one?

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:29 AM

Cessna 150
Cessna 152
Cessna 172
Cessna 182
Cessna 210
Cessna 310
Cessna 410

Piper Tomahawk
Piper Warrior
Piper Cherokee
Piper Siminole
Piper Seneca
Piper Navajo

Beechcraft Bonanza T and V tail
Beechcraft Skipper
Beechcraft Musketeer
Beechcraft Duke
Beechcraft Dutchess
Beechcraft Baron
Beachcraft Queen Air
Beechcraft King Air

Bell 47
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
C-130

Hawker Siddeley 125

Several Hot Air Ballons

I was an aircraft mechanic for Beech, Piper and an FBO.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:45 PM

Yeah, I took a 195 in trade on an A-36TC and flew it a bit with the ex-owner.  It had been modified with a turbocharger on the Jacobs.  A bungee on the yoke pulling against the trim was the trick to get it to stop hunting in pitch.  It felt more like the 170 than the 180 so far as control feel.  Flaps were useless.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:04 PM

Tankerbuilder:

"How did you find the Embraer to fly or ride in?"

If you are asking about the Bandeirante, it was OK but no where near what I was used to coming after lots of time in King Airs.  Systems were not well designed, I remember that if you failed to follow the right sequence of procedures in certain electrlcal malfunctions you could lose all electrical power and never get it back even though there were still enough operating components for it to work  Prop deice was not very reliable and the nosewheel most often would shimmy no matter what I did to prevent it on both of the two that I flew.  No matter how fierce I talked to maintenace as chief pilot they could never really fix those two items.  The airplane was designed by a school to be an assault transport for the Brazilian military and was adapted to the airline role, these two were part of a corporate flight department.  The single engine climb was very poor at 12,500 pounds, though the airlines operated them at 13,500.  Fuel load was minimal with 18 pax on board.  Control harmony was good but selecting full flaps brought a large trim change and a tendency to balloon unless power was reduced to near idle, that made things interesting on low approaches.  All that flap was unnecesary on normal length runways anyway.  The cockpit was large and comfortable and switches and controls were well laid out, visibility was good.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:24 PM
Flown: Cessna 152/172/182, T-34C, T-41A/C, T-37, T-43 ( Nav trainer), C-130 E/H3 (Nav), Piper Warrior, Archer, Arrow, Beech Bebonair, Cessna 206T Flown On: KC-135, C-17, C-141, C-5, CH-47, R44, Dash-8, Ford Trimotor
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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:49 PM

Mach, i couldn't tell you. I was only at the controls a few mins and was to excited to take note of such things. The boat was operating around the Isle of Wight doing some training with the SBS, so i don't think we went very deep.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:58 PM

All in all, very cool!

 

I missed getting a ride on the HMS Otter in 1989(?) while at Wideawake airfield on Ascension Island. We became friendly with the crew at the all ranks club. 

We had it all set up, but my squadron opps officer pushed up departure time up by 12 hours. He wanted to get home. Sad.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:07 PM

Some guys just want to spoil the fun. I stopped off an Ascension on my 3 flights to and from the Falklands. Mostly just 2 hour stoppovers but did do one over nighter. Would have like to have explored that place more.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:46 PM

Okay, here you go, flying and diving at the same time. Using USMC CH46's to insert and extract our gear in the flooded volcanic crater (Kauhaku Crater, on the Kaulapapa Pennisula, on the island of Molokai, Hawaii). This op was in support of a National Park Service project. Additionally, we were 'flying' an mini ROV there, down to about 500' BSL (below sea level). Somewhere down there is a vent to the sea, so the water in the crater is brackish and the surface is at sea level.

One should note that during part of those insertions and extractions, there were times where there was only about 15' of clearance between the rotor tips and the overhanging trees. Yeah, it was a fun op, and those chopper jockies had big brass ones!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:10 PM

While based briefly in Anchorage in the late 60's, I had the opportunity to get a ride in a sort of strange looking Tri-engine, fixed landing gear cargo airplane, I think it was called a Scottish Pioneer. Slower than Social Security raises, loud and rattley bang ride, instrument panel looked like a 1954 juke box. Entirely random instrument placement, single artificial horizon dead center in the lower middle part of the panel.

The pilot was a seasoned Alaska bush pilot, he handled the old thing masterfully and obviously loved it.

Same time period I had a ride on a Curtiss Robin, I think it may have been from the late 20's. I heard that it was still flying out of Fairbanks, in the mid 70's. Remarkable, because Alaska bush flying isn't known to be easy on aircraft.

In the very early 60's I had a ride on the Army H-21, tandom rotor, radial engine in the back. Whatever the driveline system to the front rotor was, it made a LOT of weird noises in flight.

Patrick

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