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by doan_1
Fri May 01, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

I'm not monitoring this thread any more and will be removing my info. It was a mistake to post it here, though I won't apologize for trying to get out of a tight spot. I have indeed been working on my own to get past these challenges (including moving, new career, new training as solutions) contrary...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

And yeah.. maybe I don't know what its like since I got my CPL at 25... but I lost my father to alcoholism at 17 and went straight from high school to working menials jobs and getting a trade so I could pursue my dream.. and picked up a wife, house, and had a child before I got my first flying job ...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

Deleted. No longer relevant.
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

These questions aren't asked, but for anyone else reading, here's what I did, as basic principles, for years and years, until eventually my business became sustainable. All of this, I learned the hard way, (digging out of debt) but it built a lifetime foundation. Had no help -- either. Just hard wo...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

Since this is mostly a financial question I would recommend posting on a financial forum rather than an aviation forum (you could give Mr Money Mustache a try). That being said, I believe that even in a place like victoria you should be able to get your living expenses down to around $20k/year or l...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

Where are you going to live when you move to your new job? In a tent? No, but for a damage deposit I'll use the one I have with my current landlord. I mean moving around, this would not be my first rodeo. I know how this all works. I'm not 18 moving away from home for the first time. I'm just sayin...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

I am perfectly mobile, You missed my point. By mobile, I'm asking if you can move to another location to start a job? If the answer is no, then getting your CPL done, isn't going to improve your station in life. You'll then have spent money and time doing that, and find yourself without a job again...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

So, what do you actually still need to do for your CPL? Have you done your flight test yet? How much instrument time do you need? Pacific Sky has a $30/hr sim (+$65/hr for instructor), which is the cheapest way of getting instrument time. Up to 10 hours of sim time counts towards the dual requireme...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

Not sure if this has occurred to you or not, but even if you do finish your CPL, do you think you're going to be in a better spot? If you're this hard up financially you got to look at getting your head above water before going further. You already have hinted at what you need to do - get a trade. ...
by doan_1
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3516

Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

Deleted personal information and posts. Please do not ask for funding help through any money raising service here, trust me. If you want to fly, get off your computer and talk to real people. Work for it & save your pennies. But if I can suggest something, don't go into debt and make sure you have t...
by doan_1
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: West coast pics
Replies: 29
Views: 10494

Re: West coast pics

It was just taken with my HTC One M7 phone. Only 4MP cam, but it did much better than I thought it would. Once I finish paying for my CPL I'll invest in a real DSLR.
by doan_1
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: West coast pics
Replies: 29
Views: 10494

Re: West coast pics

I hope I'm not stealing the thread, but wanted to share mine from the victory lap flight. I was going to post the photos, but they were not uploading. Here is a google drive link instead. Little brother doesn't like flying, and 4th last pic is a photo of the house (sort of) that I grew up in. Just o...
by doan_1
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: West coast pics
Replies: 29
Views: 10494

Re: West coast pics

I grew went to elementary on Galiano, Highschool in Ucluelet, and live in Victoria. My one non-training related X-Country flight was YYJ to YAZ, my victory lap after gaining my PPL. I love living in this area and really want to work around here with my CPL one day. Thanks for sharing! I just got ba...
by doan_1
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: West coast pics
Replies: 29
Views: 10494

Re: West coast pics

I grew went to elementary on Galiano, Highschool in Ucluelet, and live in Victoria. My one non-training related X-Country flight was YYJ to YAZ, my victory lap after gaining my PPL. I love living in this area and really want to work around here with my CPL one day. Thanks for sharing!
by doan_1
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Vital Aviation Arizona Desert Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Vital Aviation Arizona Desert Camp

As well as can be expected. Lynda is great. I had not seen Don in my last couple visits, until a few weeks ago. I had made a comment to Lynda that I wanted to say hello and thank you to him when I picked up my PTR. So I think he made the effort. When did you finish the course? I fought to get the fu...
by doan_1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Vital Aviation Arizona Desert Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Vital Aviation Arizona Desert Camp

Sorry, it's not posting all of them. Weird. Here is the rest.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_I06 ... authuser=0
by doan_1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Vital Aviation Arizona Desert Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Vital Aviation Arizona Desert Camp

These are the raw, unfiltered photos I took this time last year with the Nokia 1020 smartphone (mostly, some from my nexus 5). One would think I would have more but I was there to learn more than take pictures. I had a hell of a good time buzzing around the south in old 172s that did not even have G...
by doan_1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 300 Nm Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: 300 Nm Trip

I flew to Parker Arizona for three months last year as a fresh PPL, and flew back with 95% of my CPL time. Ironically this wasn't my 300 as I did that from Havasu to Douglas. Anyway it was gorgeous. Did the coast down and the interior back (passing Vegas), going through a pass just south of Seattle....
by doan_1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Technology peav
Replies: 16
Views: 7258

Re: Technology peav

As a 194 hour pilot, and a smartphone sales rep for the last 15 years, I'll tell you that most of these apps are written in the US and Europe where there is a lot more unlimited (or at least high amounts of) data included in plans. That said, there are a few flight planning apps with have offline st...
by doan_1
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 77
Views: 13366

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

As an island flier, I'd love to be a fly on the wall of that bread breaking between giants BMC. Just saying. And I for one would definitely take the B18's classic class and appeal. Especially cause its also the frugally responsible choice. But then again I'm just a 34 year old with 193 hours, so I'm...
by doan_1
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: After being out of aviation, how would someone sell themselv
Replies: 14
Views: 3856

Re: After being out of aviation, how would someone sell them

Just came across this post, and at the risk of thread jacking, I'm in a similar boat and didn't think a whole new thread was necessary. I'm now 34 with 193 of my 200 I need to achieve my CPL after making decision to go "all in" 3 years ago. I have worked in the electronics retail in one form or anot...
by doan_1
Tue May 27, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Work Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2930

Re: Work Woes

Free advice: Stand under the money tree. Work your day job. Generate cash. Don't buy toys on credit. Drive a used car that's paid off. Get rid of debt. Accumulate cash. Get your licences and ratings and hours part-time in the evenings and weekends as you can afford them. I know people here think I'...
by doan_1
Fri May 23, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Work Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2930

Re: Work Woes

Just had an idea in the shower, where the good ones usually come from. What if I just focus on getting the CPL done and money caught up. Then look to buy a 152 or 172, move myself to Alberta as Victoria is too expensive to live and do that. Fly the crap out of it for fun/hours/trips home until A) I...
by doan_1
Fri May 23, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Work Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2930

Re: Work Woes

Yeah, I have done pretty good keeping too much extra debt out of the equation to this point. But putting another 12-15K away for a MIFR is a little much to do out of pocket in a year in my situation. We'll see though. The way I figure it I need to pull in more than 40K after the CRA gets paid to do ...

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