You've been planed! (lemmy.world)
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[-] sp3tr4l@lemmy.zip 24 points 3 weeks ago

I can fly a plane.

Landing a plane. That is more difficult.

[-] GluWu@lemm.ee 7 points 3 weeks ago

Flying and landing planes, and even helicopters is actually really easy. Turning them on is the complicated part. Every craft has a different startup sequence that's like 50 steps and you'll break something if you don't do every step in the correct order.

Flight instructor here. It usually takes 5 or 6 flights for students to become comfortable working the startup and shutdown procedures. By the tenth time they climb in the plane I can normally say "okay start up and let's taxi out" and that's detailed enough instruction for them.

It takes about 6 to 8 hours of practice flying the plane, from straight and level flight, turns, climbs, descents, slow flight, stalls etc. before I even try letting them land, and then usually another 6 to 8 hours of practice before they can put the airplane down gently more often than not.

Landing a plane isn't particularly easy.

[-] pineapplelover@lemm.ee 1 points 3 weeks ago

Is it worth it getting a pilots license? Would it be better to just fly commercial rather than a dinky Cessna or something? I wonder if it's a good financial decision.

Becoming a private pilot is a stunningly terrible financial decision.

That "dinky Cessna?" I want you to imagine an 80's Honda Accord that costs as much as a Lamborghini to buy and maintain, and that's on top of the $8,000 or so you'll put into training.

A better financial decision would be to buy a brand new Lexus every time you go out of town.

[-] Obi@sopuli.xyz 2 points 3 weeks ago

$8k sounds cheap, I looked into it for where I live and it was €15k minimum, probably more like 20.... I gave up on that idea real quick and stuck with flight simulator and my drones haha.

All told I paid about $5,000 for my private pilot certificate in the early 2000s, though everything is more expensive and the US dollar is cheaper now. Since you used Euro, I wouldn't be surprised if it is cheaper in America; we get a lot of commercial pilot students from around the world at places like ERAU.

[-] Obi@sopuli.xyz 1 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah that would make sense, car licenses are also much easier/cheaper in the US so I guess this is an extension of the same logic. Anyway the older I get the more anxious I become when flying (even commercial), and my vertigo keeps getting worse, so it's probably for the best haha.

One interesting thing: American private pilots are trained in night VFR as a basic requirement, so any American private pilot can fly at night under VFR rules. In other countries, it either requires additional training or they do not allow VFR at night at all and so to fly at night you must be instrument rated.

[-] pineapplelover@lemm.ee 1 points 3 weeks ago

I guess I'll look into it once I have money to burn

[-] sp3tr4l@lemmy.zip 3 points 3 weeks ago

This is the most correct answer.

The silliest answer is that the most difficult part of flying a plane is attempting to taxi while avoiding Blimps buzzing the tower at Mach 2.


[-] eezeebee@lemmy.ca 11 points 3 weeks ago

Didn't expect to be poor-shamed by Taylor Swift this morning, but here we are

[-] sirico@feddit.uk 3 points 3 weeks ago

Silly that's not Taylor Swift it's just her run about

[-] nifty@lemmy.world 1 points 3 weeks ago

Don’t need to be that rich to get a simulator

[-] comrade19@lemmy.world 8 points 3 weeks ago

Haha This doesn't count for me, im a pilot Hm? Oh I didn't say anything. Oh yes i am a pilot though haha how could you tell.

[-] ObviouslyNotBanana@lemmy.world 5 points 3 weeks ago

Have you checked your planes' blinker fluid?

[-] Localhorst86@feddit.de 8 points 3 weeks ago

I am not falling for that stupid trick again. Everyone knows planes don't use blinker fluid because that would freeze during flight, they use plasma.

[-] WavingSmug@kbin.social 6 points 3 weeks ago

Plasma nuts lmao

[-] Awkwardly_Frank@lemmy.world 6 points 3 weeks ago

Least egotistical pilot.

[-] MewtwoLikesMemes@lemmy.world 6 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Oh gods please tell me this is not chain letters but for the modern modern age... I don't wanna go through that again...

[-] A_Chilean_Cyborg@feddit.cl 6 points 3 weeks ago

I used to play with flight Sims, quite fun hobby.

[-] wallmenis@lemmy.one 3 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah... Planed for execution.

[-] noxy@yiffit.net 3 points 3 weeks ago

joke's on you, I'm still paying off my student loans from a failed professional piloting degree attempt!

[-] Shardikprime@lemmy.world 3 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Not only planned, I've been priced in

How? Why? Don't even ask the question. The answer is yes, me, you, everyone, everything is priced in. Think Amazon will beat the next earnings? That's already been priced in. You work at the drive thru for Mickey D's and found out that the burgers are made of human meat? Priced in.

You think insiders don't already know that? The market is an all powerful, all encompassing being that knows the very inner workings of your subconscious before you were even born. Your very existence was priced in decades ago when the market was valuing Standard Oil's expected future earnings based on population growth that would lead to your birth, what age you would get a car, how many times you would drive your car every week, how many times you take the bus/train, etc.

Anything you can think of has already been priced in, even the things you aren't thinking of. You have no original thoughts. Your consciousness is just an illusion, a product of the omniscent market. Free will is a myth. The market sees all, knows all and will be there from the beginning of time until the end of the universe (the market has already priced in the heat death of the universe).

So please, before you make a post asking whether people have been planned or not or whatever, know that it has already been priced in and don't ask such a dumb fucking question again.

[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 2 points 3 weeks ago

Technically I know how. I just have no experience in actually doing it.

this post was submitted on 22 May 2024
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