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Thread: [Acro] Good show Steve

Message: [Acro] Good show Steve

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From: "Dan Hall" <airboss3 at earthlink.net>

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 02:55:39 UTC


Message:

  Steve:
I caught your act at Arlington this past weekend. Another superb
performance. No smoke and no balogna. You flew for us at the Kelso Three
Rivers Airshow back in '99 (??) I think, anyway sorry I missed the eyeball
meeting but it was sure good to see the Giles go through it's paces.

Dan Hall
DFO/Airboss Three Rivers Airshow
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Hill" <shill at kih.net>
To: <buddairbum at cox.net>; <klick at aps.anl.gov>
Cc: "Hendricks, George" <george.hendricks at baesystems.com>; "Acko Exploder
(E-mail)" <acro at gf24.de>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 11:04 AM
Subject: [Acro] Re: A/C Annual Cost of Ownership


> Words of wisdom "Flying is an irrational pursuit. Don't try to rationalize
> it. Just enjoy."
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Budd Davisson" <buddairbum at cox.net>
> To: <klick at aps.anl.gov>
> Cc: "Hendricks, George" <george.hendricks at baesystems.com>; "Acko Exploder
> (E-mail)" <acro at gf24.de>
> Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 1:41 PM
> Subject: [Acro] Re: A/C Annual Cost of Ownership
>
>
> > Once you've figured out whether it is, or isn't, going to break you,
don't
> EVER
> > figure it all out or it'll haunt you in many ways. Just be sure it won't
> break
> > the bank, then steadily give up other stuff, if the pressure gets to
you.
> >
> > Flying is an irrational pursuit. Don't try to rationalize it. Just
enjoy.
> >
> > bd
> >
> > PS
> > Hi, Jim. See you at OSH?
> >
> > Jim Klick wrote:
> >
> > > George,
> > >
> > > I doubt very much that any estimate would be good for more than
> > > one aircraft type, based in one geographic area, and flown at one
> > > level of competition.
> > >
> > > The cost of flying my S1S in Intermediate is probably a lot lower
> > > than flying an Edge 540 in Unlimited.
> > >
> > > 100LL is $2.45 (US) a gallon, and my hangar rent is $200 (US) a
> > > month. Those factors will be wildly (I estimate) different on other
> > > parts of the United States, much less other countries.
> > >
> > > If you could get input from all the owners of one type, you might
> > > get an average cost, but I don't know if that data would be of any
> > > use in projecting your own costs.
> > >
> > > I also think that if I calculated the real cost of owning my S1S,
> > > I'd sell it and go back to playing golf.
> > >
> > > It also helps if you avoid taxiway lights.
> > >
> > > Good Luck, though.
> > >
> > > Jim Klick
> > > S1S N9JT
> > > IAC 6870
> > > EAA 106287
> > >
> > > "Hendricks, George" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I would very much appreciate someone out there pointing me to a
> website with
> > > > a downloadable EXCEL file containing formatted spreadsheets with all
> the
> > > > planning / estimating factors for annual ownership of an aerobatic
> aircraft.
> > > > This includes the estimates for the a/c cost (loan vs cash down),
> annuals &
> > > > other as occurring maintenance, contengency funds for engine / prop
> > > > overhauls, hangar, recurring operating cost per flight hour, taxes,
> > > > insurance, etc.
> > > >
> > > > The most complete one I've seen was in Mike Goulian's book "Basic
> > > > Aerobatics"; however, I would like an electronic copy with current
> planning
> > > > estimates based on today's actual experience. Several others I've
> looked
> > > > over were pretty crude and the planning numbers did not reflect
> current
> > > > costs as experienced by most folks.
> > > >
> > > > If you care to share it, an emailed EXCEL file would be great.
> > > >
> > > > PS...If no such thing exists... that is comprehensive and up to
date,
> I'll
> > > > go ahead and start to generate it. Will be happy to share it when I
> get it
> > > > complete.
> > > >
> > > > George Hendricks
> >
> >
>



                


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