# I think that i might be in trouble...

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#### justus

##### Member
So a few hours after my previous post, that is just below this one, my mom came to me and told me that she would not allow me to build a minimax like that one. She told me that if i was going to build an airplane that it had to look like it "Came out of Porco Rosso"
. Now i am 16 so i am not moving out for quite a while so it now seems i will never have an aircraft because she wont let me buy one ether. Unless, unless i can some how manage to build something like this-

or these-

so any help or advice would be appreciated. I think that she put these rules in place to keep me grounded, also it has to be a seaplane, another limitation.

#### justus

##### Member
I forgot to say one last thing. In my area there is a flight school for kids my age so that we can get pilot licenses, and my mom said that she would pay for it if i built a plane. man i sound like a little kid..

#### Topaz

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Two more years. Then you make your own decisions when you can also pay for them. She can't stop you from studying for the written exam. Hit the books.

#### narfi

##### Well-Known Member
Study hard and get a night job. Even building yourself is going to take a lot of cash.

#### Dan Thomas

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Most of us would be dead before we were 16 if it wasn't for our parents.

#### MikePousson

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Ok. I get you got a problem with mom. But, what's her problem with the Minimax. It looks like a plane, flies like a plane, so it's a plane. Same analogy as a duck. It's not my style, but that's me. If she wants to pay for your flying lessons, don't let that one slip away before she changes her mind. She may even pay for a kit she likes and you can only dream about.
Good luck. Keep your Minimax on the back burner.
If it's amphibious, point her toward an ICON A5.

#### TFF

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If she is willing to pay for flying lessons, do it and smile, because you just about have the only mom who will do it.

#### narfi

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Research around your area, see if there is a Club owned plane that you can buy a share of.... a couple thousand dollars could get you something flying that comes with responsible adults taking care of it and eager for you (a young person) to get into aviation.
They can help mentor you, they can help calm your moms nerves, they can help you know which instructor is best (already on that clubs insurance) and you are well on your way to flying.

Focus on that for now, get soloing regularly and within boundaries that your mom is comfortable with, then you can start into bigger plans with the guidance of your new mentors towards building or owning something more 'seaworthy'

Nice...

#### MikePousson

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The OP seems to have left the building.
Mom may have taken the Internet away also.

#### proppastie

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I forgot to say one last thing. In my area there is a flight school for kids my age so that we can get pilot licenses, and my mom said that she would pay for it if i built a plane. man i sound like a little kid..
that sounds like "no you can not learn to fly" to me.....how about You can learn to drive after you build your car. and some of you guys defended her.

#### choppergirl

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60K to learn to fly a crop duster? Pfft... Bump that... back in the day I think all you needed was a pair of goggles and some barnstorming experience and a plane and you were in business. Your own business at that cause it was odd jobbing. That's how Huff Daland Dusters... er, I mean... Delta... got started... and er... some kid with his homebuilt airplane that founded Air Tractor

One of these days you're not going to be able to go to the bathroom to poop unless you have 12 certications and 3 different licences, an insurance card, and a tag and sticker on your a**, not to mention dual instruction

Did Google fail me? Porco Rosso LOLZ I guess not.

Don't let these guys know your age or they'll never stop calling you a millennial :-/

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