Thursday, December 12, 2013
**UPDATE** Folks, Comms and flying are two areas where I don't know what I don't know - so if my questions will bring .fed down on you, let me know. So, please look at the below where you can. Also, re: Comms - what is the burst software you use on your computer that I should consider for WRoL/SHTF/my ass is dead if I am discovered moments.
Question: For a guy who wants to get from X to Y in CONUS, what are the logistics for using private pilots and private planes. I'm not talking about hiring a service, I'm talking about a guy/gal who owns a Cessna and can get a passenger from X to Y, and if needed, another hook-up to get from Y to Z.
What are fuel costs these days?
How many miles /day hours of fly time/day on average?
Where does TSA and .gov fit into this mode of transportation? Do you have to go through typical groping, anal searches for mini-Kel-Tecs?
Do pilots have a general hourly rate over & above costs?
Along these lines, for the guy looking to stay away from .gov prying eyes, how useful is a license and how easy it is to find re-fueling stations?
Oh - and any reason I shouldn't look at the Seawind if I get serious about buying my own rig?
Posted by K at 8:30 PM