I had already gone that route 4 or 5 years prior in my younger life. In 1968 I quit a good engineering job with General Motors (turbine engine lead test engineer) to be a flight instructor at the University of IL. taking a nearly 50% pay cut to be “in aviation”.I was faced with the same conundrum, back in 1980 ; i took a different
approach than you though :
I did quit my current job ; but started selling Hang glider rides over
the nude beach of Torrey Pines in San Diego , and did that for
a decade !! That job , did exactly SQUAT, for my work ethic ; sure
was Fun though !!!
Sorry, I'm off topic , so i'll quit now ; but i still thing all motor-heads
that fly, should definitely learn to glide in a sailplane, and it will help
insure that they don't get mentioned in this Thread. I flew with people
that totally count on their engine to survive ; there are strategies to
reduce that risk, if you can soar a glider. I flew a Lot with a friend, in his
Rutan VariEze ; he was also a glider pilot, and ((Always)) had a back-Up
place to land. He sometimes increased altitude ; just to insure
an exit plan, if things went South.
From the Groups.io Quickie groupOne dead, one injured after plane crashes near Gila Bend Airport Quickie Q2 Tri-Q, registration N8054Y,
The second occupant of the plane was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being ejected from the plane, officials said.www.12news.com
I assume that info came from the video? I didn’t know any of that, probably because I decided early on that the main characters were too painful to listen to so i muted the volume and skipped forward to the incident.I feel bad for it too as it came from a friend. He didn’t know what they were going to do with it. I don’t think he actually knows anyway, except they called him for another prop. Just an old guy trying to sell off his stuff before he can’t. Much nicer T and a Reliant up for grabs. I don’t have the money or one would be mine. I would truck them home because they haven’t been flown for a long time.