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  # 1522960 30-Mar-2016 21:05
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..do maths in my head.





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  # 1522966 30-Mar-2016 21:18
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Find a NZ CCCAM provider, and be able to retire by 40.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1522967 30-Mar-2016 21:19
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Fly First Class with Emirates to the UK

 

 

 

 

Why cant you do this? Not enough funds?


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  # 1522979 30-Mar-2016 22:07
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xpd:

 

Win 1st division Lotto with no other winners to share it with.

 

Something more realistic, love to goto Europe for a holiday, never been and really want to visit Colditz Castle in Germany....... but money is the hold up. 

 

 

Couch surfing and house swapping is big here. At least, a lot of people in my circle travel this way, it removes the accomodation costs and if you know the people well, you can also swap cars etc. I'd suggest you see if you can find a house in Germany that needs sitting and you can trade your house in New Zealand that will need sitting? Some people want to go on holiday and experience life as others, rather than live in fancy hotels... I was in France a few months ago and the tourist in front of me was trying to ask for a trip around the suburbs to see how regular folk live. The tour guide understood his English request, but she kept trying to talk him out of it and refered him to hotels and malls etc.

 

Give it a go, somebody can help you realise this.


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  # 1522980 30-Mar-2016 22:09
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Speak a foreign language....

 

 

 



Michel Thomas helped me learn Spanish....

 

 

 

+1 for Michel Thomas. I have his German CDs on my mobile.


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  # 1523027 30-Mar-2016 23:05
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Commercial pilot, why I'm not = medically disqualified.

 

Ride Deadhorse (northern end of the road North America) to Ushuaia (southern end of the road South America) - why I haven't = way too hard/complicated with work, medical and other considerations, maybe when I'm wealthy and retired... which is probably never.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes - I will add "Be a private Pilot" to that because I doubt they would medically qualify me for that never mind a commercial licence!






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  # 1523030 30-Mar-2016 23:10
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xpd:

 

Win 1st division Lotto with no other winners to share it with.

 

Something more realistic, love to goto Europe for a holiday, never been and really want to visit Colditz Castle in Germany....... but money is the hold up. 

 

 

Couch surfing and house swapping is big here. At least, a lot of people in my circle travel this way, it removes the accomodation costs and if you know the people well, you can also swap cars etc. I'd suggest you see if you can find a house in Germany that needs sitting and you can trade your house in New Zealand that will need sitting? Some people want to go on holiday and experience life as others, rather than live in fancy hotels... I was in France a few months ago and the tourist in front of me was trying to ask for a trip around the suburbs to see how regular folk live. The tour guide understood his English request, but she kept trying to talk him out of it and refered him to hotels and malls etc.

 

Give it a go, somebody can help you realise this.

 

 

We use a website that puts sitters and home owners together (I can share if you PM) when we travel. With three dogs, good kennels are expensive for longer trips so we have someone come and live in the house and look after them here. The sitters come from all over and often have back to back bookings for months or years in advance.

 

One couple a few years ago were a retired USMC Lt Col and his wife, a preacher. They had sailed their yacht to NZ via the islands, then sold the yacht and spent a year in NZ house sitting consecutively, then moved to Europe and did it there for another year and then returned to the US! The whole time they were away, their houses were let to tenants so were making them money.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1523031 30-Mar-2016 23:12
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It's ok, Agent 86. We have known for years.

 

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It's ok, Agent 86. We have known for years.

 

Frietasm is Control....

 

 

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  # 1523042 30-Mar-2016 23:46
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Fly First Class with Emirates to the UK

 

 

 

 

That is a good reply, but I like to think that more of an inspiration to work hard!





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  # 1523061 31-Mar-2016 06:56
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Geektastic:

 

Yes - I will add "Be a private Pilot" to that because I doubt they would medically qualify me for that never mind a commercial licence!

 

 

Think microlight rather than PPL... costs about half as much, and the medical standard is basically "can you drive a car".

 

For those who still think a microlight is a hang-glider with a lawnmower engine... modern microlights are every bit as capable and reliable and safe as a GA "certified" aircraft. In many cases, the exact same aircraft can be registered as either GA or microlight.

 

 


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  # 1523081 31-Mar-2016 08:25
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Become a pilot.  Cant due to bad eyesight. 


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frankv:Think microlight rather than PPL... costs about half as much 

 

Half as much as a large amount is still a large amount.

 

Gone are the days of bashing about in a Thruster for 45/hr that's for sure.  

 

Even in a Dacron covered machine like a Coyote you won't get much change out of a hundred an hour realistically, and most clubs have moved on now to more modern machines.  Down here the current going rate at CRAC in a Tecnam is 125/hr, plus 30/hr for instructor time, and the remaining Coyote is being replaced with another Tecnam.

 

 





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  # 1523416 31-Mar-2016 15:21
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  # 1523432 31-Mar-2016 15:51
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Even in a Dacron covered machine like a Coyote you won't get much change out of a hundred an hour realistically, and most clubs have moved on now to more modern machines.  Down here the current going rate at CRAC in a Tecnam is 125/hr, plus 30/hr for instructor time, and the remaining Coyote is being replaced with another Tecnam.

 

 

Unfortunately, yes. Cheapest plane round here (Feilding) is a Drifter at $95/hr. There's also a Gazelle at $100/hr. Tecnam's are $130/hr, but no charge for instructors. I'm wondering how CRAC can charge for an instructor's time? Or does the instructor himself not get the money?

 

At microlight prices, I can fly enough to keep safe & current. But at $220/hr for a Cessna 152, I'd do half the flying. So the extortionate prices for medicals charged by CAA would get divided into fewer hours again! And that's just going to get worse as CAA divides their bureaucratic costs into fewer and fewer GA pilots.

 

 


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