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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: A Club in Trouble (Rides)


Thread: [Acro] Re: A Club in Trouble (Rides)

Message: [Acro] Re: A Club in Trouble (Rides)

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From: BONDR at

Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 15:56:35 UTC



I have an S-2B and love to take people for rides.  However, rides are a VERY 
expensive operation (even if the passenger pays the fuel).  In addition, 
while they are fun, this time it "wasted" for practice.  I have only
had a few riders that could stand or enjoy (which is the point) the Sportsman many do you think would like to try the Intermediate or 

So while I enjoy giving rides I am limited by two resources - time and money 
(I choose to ignore the very significant liability risk).  The result - I 
give as many rides as I feel comfortable with and spend the rest of my 
resources practicing.  Having said that....the best time of year for 
passengers is arriving (finishing up the contest season and the heat here in 
Knoxville is getting under control)......any takers?

Rob Bond

> People (pilots, non pilots) that may feel this way
> PROBABLY have never had the oppotrunity to try it. How
> many people that have the 2 seaters ever take someone
> that they do not know along for a ride?
> When I was flying the Great Lakes, I would hardly ever
> leave off on a practice alone. If there was someone at
> the airport that showed an interest, I would fill the
> seat. 
> Aerobatics are an addiction!!! How do you expand the
> sport if you do not "push" it on someone. Ihad the
> reputation of being a pusher around here because once
> I had someone in my grasp they would be hooked on
> aerobatics (the count is up to 6 now).
> P

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