Just bought an iPad....

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  1. DJBenE

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    Haha, yea I gotta admit me too I was an all-around Apple hater...until I got my hands on the iPad. I am now in love with my iPad.
     
  2. ProPhotoGA

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    I am very familiar with the Zodiac 650(formerly 601's) They are great
    flying airplanes. In fact the Certificated aircraft are manufactured here in
    Georgia by a company called AMD. It is in Eastman, GA. I have been
    watching quite a few of these on Barnstormers going for ridiculously low
    prices, i.e. sub $20K. I am thinking of purchasing one and refurbishing it.

    Do you have your cert? I am still training with 5hrs left until my check
    ride. Really looking forward to completing this so I can continue learning
    while going places. Oh.. and the iPad will have a prominent place in the
    cockpit.

    Gene
     
  3. iPadCharlie

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    Believe it or not, I do not have my cert... yet. I have only been plugging away at it for a little over 30 years!

    [​IMG]

    Before 9/11, I was one of those poor souls who just needed to take my long cross country and fill in the rest of the hours. But somehow, life has managed to derail my plans! That is why I was planning on building one of these after I retire which should be in the next 6-7 years. Well that was the plan before my company went turtle!

    But anyway, we live about 80 miles from Mexico, MO and we are there once or twice a month to see our daughter and her two daughters. One of these weekends we might just go up there and I will drop off my lovely bride at the kid's house while I spend some quality time at the Mexico airport taking one of their classes.
     
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  4. ProPhotoGA

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    I still have to do my solo cross country(next Thursday) and fly off the rest
    of the solo hours and then I can take the check ride. Hopefully this will be
    completed before Air Venture in Oshkosh(Jul 26-Aug1). Then I need 5hrs
    of dual in our Remos before I can officially be put on the insurance.

    The Zodiacs haven't changed much over the years. If you visit the Zenair
    facility you will pick up many skills and may find you have a tail or wing
    built and then you will really be in trouble. I have actually found one in
    Bakersfield, CA. that needs the wing update for $19K asking price and this
    is with an engine and prop. Would probably make a nice project plane.
    While I am a part owner of an airplane I do not know many pilots who
    would not want their own. This has been a dream of mine for 49yrs and it
    has been fun so far.

    Oh.. I solo'd on 6/22/2010

    Gene
     
  5. iPadCharlie

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    Well you know what they say are the two happiest days for an airplane owner?

    They also say the same thing about boats and Corvettes and I can attest to the truth in that statement. That still doesn't make me want to own my own airplane any less!

    Good luck on the X-country.

    Scott
     
  6. CL601pilot

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    Wingx pro $99 year.

    Seattle Avionics $99 year gives you moving map via gps.
     
  7. scott95

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    Check out aeroweather lite. It's a free app and gives up to date weather plus it's really user friendly!



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