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Re: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group Re: sport pilot training in challenger or quicksilver

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  • Richard Williams
    Abid. The reason that paul M does not sell more planes is simple. Only the dealers like yourself even know about him. I suspect that getting on the aviation
    Message 1 of 51 , May 31, 2011
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      Abid.

      The reason that paul M does not sell more planes is simple.
      Only the dealers like yourself even know about him.

      I suspect that getting on the aviation e-lists and other advertizing would turn
      his sales figures right around.

      A buyer that only knows about Tampabayaerosport is not going to be contacting Paul.

      R. Williams


      ---------- Original Message -----------
      From: "apollonorthamerica" <apollonorthamerica@...>
      To: Sport_Aircraft@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, 31 May 2011 15:36:57 -0000
      Subject: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group Re: sport pilot training in challenger
      or quicksilver
      <snip>
      >
      > Paul Mather has a S-LSA like that available why don't you buy his? He
      > hasn't sold many. So why the complains but no actual support or action
      > of people who are offering lower priced airplanes like you are
      > comparing them to (like M-SQuared, CGS Hawk and so on).
      >
      > You want to buy the Bentley, you are going to pay Bentley prices.
      > Abid

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    • Helen Woods
      Agreed, but a girl can still fantasize can t she? ;-) Helen
      Message 51 of 51 , Jun 2, 2011
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        Agreed, but a girl can still fantasize can't she?  ;-)

        Helen

        On 6/2/2011 8:48 PM, Robert Laird wrote: Helen --

        As someone who flew a seaplane for a few years, I can say that you'd do your best "selling" simply by giving people a ride.  There are few things more exciting and thrilling than flying off water.  Every time I landed, I was mobbed by everyone within sight... jetski riders and other boats would come tearing over to take a closer look.  It was always a party!  (My biggest problem was getting them to settle down and/or get out of my way when I wanted to take off.)  When I used to land in front of my house (on a bayou), all the neighbors would come out and wave.  They didn't have to find an airport, I was bringing aviation to them.  It really is a lot of fun, too, to be able to set the plane down just about anywhere (I live on the Gulf Coast) and coast up to a beach, and enjoy some sun for a while, then take off and find other spots.  And it also gave me a feeling of safety because if the fan in the back suddenly went quiet, I knew I could land my amphibious craft just about anywhere... and when there's lots of water around, that's a great feeling.

        I'm not a hunk, and don't look that great without a shirt, but otherwise could be your poster-boy for seaplane flying!

        Good luck with your marketing!

          -- Robert

        P.S.  I flew an Aventura II.  Would have preferred a SeaRay, but it was much more expensive.


        On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Helen Woods <Helen_Woods@...> wrote:


        Boating is every bit a male dominated sport (excluding kayaks) at least in this part of the world.  Don't worry though.  I've been talking with the other gals at CSP and we have these great marketing plans that involve a hunk of a shirtless model with his muscular arm and flowing golden hair draped out of the passenger's side sliding canopy of the SeaRey in mind to do something about the shortage of other women in both boating and aviation.  :-)

        Helen


        On 6/2/2011 5:50 PM, Peter Walker wrote:
        Hello Helen
        You missed the point Flying is a secret pastime Park your boat in the drive every will know you fish or wakeboard  Flying is a male dominated solo sport Not a family pastime like hotrods boats or bikes
         I will pass on the Searay
        Peter

        --- On Thu, 6/2/11, Helen Woods <Helen_Woods@...> wrote:

        From: Helen Woods <Helen_Woods@...>
        Subject: Re: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group Re: sport pilot training in challenger or quicksilver
        To: Sport_Aircraft@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 9:24 PM

         

        I would be happy to sell you a SeaRey flying boat if you like...

        Helen

        On 6/2/2011 1:59 AM, Peter Walker wrote:

        Hello
         Just my take on aviation as a recreational activity
        Its like having a mistress you can only talk about You cant take her home and show her off  Your friends dont really want to go to your planes home
        A boat is something you can show off in your driveway It lives in an inviting area with other nice scenery (pretty girls) if its too big to bring home (marina) and can be fun even moored (parties) 
        A nice boat in the drive will get you noticed by the locals and get you in trouble with the beloved by attracting Jessica Sarah and the rest of the 15 to 20 year old girls
        Peter
         

        --- On Thu, 6/2/11, Jim Bair <jimbair@...> wrote:

        From: Jim Bair <jimbair@...>
        Subject: Re: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group Re: sport pilot training in challenger or quicksilver
        To: Sport_Aircraft@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 12:10 PM

         
        Yes!  Someone who gets it. 
        Jim
         
        Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:05 PM
        Subject: Re: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group Re: sport pilot training in challenger or quicksilver
         
         
        I am one of the sport pilots who backed down from private for a number of reasons. Number 1 was because of the medical. I still could get the medical but the cost and hassle was getting more for a SODA because I am a cancer survivor. I am tested annualy at this point and have been assured by my doctor I will die of something else. I still maintain a DOT physical to drive a 80,000# plus semi down the highway at a closing speed of over 100 MPH and mere feet from a head on collision. I fly for fun and it has never been anything else so sport pilot is not really stepping down. I traded a PA22 Piper for the Taylorcraft and what I got besides sport pilot legal is a simple fun airplane which is about 1/2  the cost to operate and maintain. I have no need for a fancy glass panel. I do not fly IFR nor have any desire to. A hand held GPS and a comm radio are good for navigation and most of the time keeping the windshield clean is more important. A lot of the bells and whistles are not even used if you are truly following sport pilot rules. What I fly is not even a consideration for a flight school because insurance is too expensive for that and to think a whole generation of pilots trained in just such planes. There are no sport class airplanes available for rental within a reasonable distance because there has been need generated for them. I do not understand really because there is more money spent on recreation now than ever such as boats, jet skis, four wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles and ect. but these items can be purchased and enjoyed instantly, no training and studying for tests. For one thing we can not seem to get an even break from the press, for every decent report are dozens by illiterates babbling about the dangers of flying in anything smaller than a 747.
        One of my pleasures is giving young eagle flights to hopefully generate some interest and get some youngsters involved in this lunacy we all enjoy.
         
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Lyn Wagner
        Taylorcraft BC12-D
        N96290
        LXN
         
         



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