Sydmoe Posted June 26, 2004 Share Posted June 26, 2004 I was wondering how many people out there currently are building a Cozy or other homebuilt that have not yet received there Private Pilot License (PPL). I have always wanted to fly but never pursued it because of the usual excuses.... no money .... no time...... no money. I use to go to Air Shows every once in and around where I live in Toronto but they mainly Commercial, military or acrobatic type shows. While in Florida I had an opportunity to go to Sun & Fun 2002. It total changed my dream of flying into a goal. Before going there I had heard of people building and flying there own aircraft but I assumed they where very capable aeronautical engineer types. Until I met and talked to people at S&F I really had no idea of exactly how possible it was for the average person to build one of these. In 2003 I began my PPL training and while I have only completed the ground school and about 8 hours dual I am excited to begin the next stage of my goal which is to build and fly my own aircraft. So like my question at the top I am wondering how many people have started their projects before they got their license and determined if they will be capable and comfortable enough to fly. My other problem getting started in the build process is the wife. While she is very supportive in most things I do she thinks wanting to build my own plane is simply nuts. When I bring up the subject she lays the guilt trip on me about widowing her and my 4 and 5 year old. She came to Sun& Fun with me and did get to experience the same thing I did and she did seem to enjoy it, but she still is reluctant. So…..for you guys out there who faced similar resistance what tactics did you use to get the spouse on board? I have read a ton since I joined this forum a few days ago and I think you guys are doing a great job sharing info and giving new comers something exciting to get involved in. Look forward to your input, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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