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  • Long time lurker comes into the light

    Hey, guys.

    As the title says, been lurking here for about a year. Newbie on the board now as of yesterday. Located in Snohomish, WA. and likely going to be moving to the peninsula in a year or so.

    Plan is to purchase a 4 place QB, a Bob 540, and Dynon glass for a fairly good cruiser/camper.

    Haven't flown since late '80's and after 30 plus years running a business I am looking to roll into retirement and seeing some of the country by air. That means getting back in the air and getting up to speed with the new (to me) airspace reg's, airport markings, and all the other stuff that has changed since I last flew. METARS, ADS-B, iPads and Foreflight. A daunting task!

    Will also be looking for a Stinson or similar low price plane to use in the process and to get my tailwheel endorsement done.

    The only thing stopping me doing all of this is the FAA process to get my 3rd class medical. Though in excellent health today, I did have a issue that is hampering things now even though it was cured.

    Gotta say I am impressed with the knowledge base present on this site, and look forward to my continuing education.......FAA allowing.

    Mike

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    Welcome! Sounds like a pretty solid plan. Good luck with the medical!
    4-Place Model 'B' Serial 1529B (with many years to go...)

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      welcome to the board...

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        Welcome to the group. If you are an AOPA member, they can provide help with the medical. I had an issue a few years ago, where after the doctor issued my medical, the FAA requested a ton of additional information over something that shouldn't have been a problem. AOPA helped get that resolved and when my medical expired I went with Basic Med. I recommend that for anyone that doesn't fly commercially. You have to have an FAA medical within the past 10 years, that hasn't been revoked in order to qualify. Only down side is that so far, Canada doesn't allow it.

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