Brian Fox

Brian Fox

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Just started my transition training to my own aircraft, huge milestone for me, going from my instructors Tanarg to my Quick GT 450, while there are differences the fundamentals are still the same. I guess the biggest difference was for my instructor (Tos

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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Damien B's picture.
    Congrats Brian Harris, great accomplishment! Fly safe and often
    6 days ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Todd Halver's picture.
    Thanks to all, this was a very exciting moment for me! Many thanks to Todd Havler @ Papa Tango Aviation my Primary CFI and also to Doug Boyle @ Piedmont Aerosports for lessons and guidance as well. Safe flying to you all!
    23 days ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox Just started my transition training to my own aircraft, huge milestone for me, going from my instructors Tanarg to my Quick GT 450, while there are differences the fundamentals are still the same. I guess the biggest difference was for my instructor (Toss Havlar @ Papa Tango Aviation) was him switching from his lazy boy with wings (Tanarg) to lets say a more cozy fold up chair! I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth the Quick was, it did not throw anything at me that I had not been trained to expect. Most of my lessons have been in some what thermic activity because of life schedules on my behalf, so flying in smooth air was different. After a few landings and some taxi practice I feel a lot more confident, (had one pretty good bounced landing and Todd told me then it takes some of those to get you to good ones), but at no time did I feel out of my comfort zone. (mostly because Todd was behind me and would never let that happen). The real treat was while we were on the way back to our home airport @ Twin Lakes Todd said to me now I want you to see what your trike can do, we went full fast trim and WOW what a treat I was in for, with two up she flies @ 80 mph and loves it, it tracks very, very good, some good 60 banks and some stall practice (this wing just wants to keep flying, just kinda mushes out) I had the up most confidence that I had made a good decision on buying the Quick GT! So with a few more hours to go with Todd my day will come soon when it will be up to me and I look forward to that! Hope to fly with you all some day! Safe flying to you all.
    1 month ago
    • Fred Snyder
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      Fred Snyder Sounds like you're having a blast, Twin Lakes is a fun airport. Tell Todd I said hello!
      1 month ago
    • Jackye  Reynolds
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      Jackye Reynolds That's a great trike you're flying Brian. I got a chance to fly a Quik and a GT 450 one weekend at GGE Fly-In, Georgetown, SC. It was the first times flying a 912 powered trike, and the speed, (coming from a 503 powered trike) was so exhilarating, zoomin' along the beaches at the Coast. I look forward to a flight again soon also with the Twin Lakes crew!
      1 month ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    That is awesome Larry, and much deserved! The trike community appreciates the work you and others put into this sport!
    1 month ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Damien B's picture.
    Congrats on your training, its really cool when you have a one stop shop for training, and having two CFIs really helps, I am also very blessed to have two CFIs at our little airport. Its very exciting watching our sport grow!
    1 month ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Agreed that is very cool, simple and easy to understand
    1 month ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox Good morning Trikers, I stumbled across something surfing you tube the other day I would like to share with you, They call themselves "Flying For Freedom" out of the U.K. I believe what they are doing over there is amazing work, and I have started talking with a few of them for a branch here in the states, I think this could really shine some positive light on our sport here in the U.S. as well as the many smiles and positive results our nations Heros can receive from the freedom of flight, and they well deserve it! I have started some of the initial paperwork needed to form a non-profit in the U.S. I can personally vouch for what a positive effect flying can do for a veteran(while flying you mind is at peace). They even modify trikes to fit the needs of some of the physically challenged veterans as you will see in there video series, and they are even getting ready to fly to the south pole!! (wow). I would like to get some feedback from you on this as I start the paperwork process for a non-profit.. Happy and safe flying to all of you!!
    2 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Damien B's picture.
    Job well done my friend, I am sure that is a great feeling, I am just around the corner of my first solo, so tell honestly how nervous did you get?
    2 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    "Brian Fox" commented on Doug Boyle's Blog "Airspeed, Altitude, or Brains".
    Wow, I feel I need to pay a CFI for the lesson I learned from this thread, good reading, I know the P&M that is in Dougs corral!! Go fly that P&M Doug !!!
    2 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Congrats my friend, looking forward to mine soon, that's whole lot of HP, what is the climb out with 1 up on her?
    5 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox I just want to go on the record here and giv much needed shout out to Todd Havlar at Papa Tango Aviation and also to Doug Boyle at Piedmont Aerosport at Twin Lakes airport in NC, these two instructors are superb at what they do, and to all instructors who put their necks out to fly low time students, I can still here Doug telling now to maintain steady rpms, listen to the motor, KEEP THAT CENTER LINE, NOPE YOU OVERCORRECTED, STEADY STEADY, MINOR INPUTS, ease it out, ease it out, this last lesson taught me so much on proper landings and positive control, lining that center and keeping it, I can still hear him now getting on me about turning my nose wheel after take-offs, I have a tendancy to push the nose right after take-off from mashing that throttle wide open, good instruction will equal a good PIC when that time comes, so much to learn and as always safety is paramount to be a good PIC, so once again TY to all instructors across the globe, I now have 5 hours under my belt and cant wait to finish them up, hope mother nature co-ops with me, I am stoked to jump in my Quick GT and give her a flight!!
    5 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Great flight instructors are the fuel that keeps our sport going. More enthusiasts give up and quit or solo, scare themselves and quit when they didn’t get the “right instruction” Cheers to Doug and Todd! And as you say the rest of our small Trike instructor army.
      5 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Breathtaking video Henry, Thank you very much for the ride along, hope to fly with you one day my friend!!
    5 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox commented on garrett speeter's Video.
    Wow I would love to fly there one day! TY for sharing
    5 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox Good morning my friends, I want to send a shout out to all of you for your great advice on purchasing my first trike, Larry, Abid, Paul, and many others who gave me the good bad and ugly on various models, I decided to go with the Quick GT 450, this trike and wing seem to fit the bill of everything I was looking for my first trike, if all goes well my instructor and I will be heading down for a demo flight and purchase, the trike we are looking at has carefully maintained and cared for since new, it is SLSA and even the color my wife wanted (LOL), I am very proud and excited and very much look forward to the day my instructor gives me the glorious phrase "you ready for solo" albeit I am in no hurry for this at all it just gives something to shoot for, wow such an amazing time in my life and words cant express how excited I am, this should bring a lifetime of enjoyment to myself and my wife, open skies and adventure await us, and sometime down the road I look forward to flying with all of you, and particularly flying a cross country to the sun and fun event in Florida. I hope to introduce this great sport and art form to many of my friends and encourage them to at the very least take a discovery flight and really see what its like fly in the majestic machines! I do want to give a special shout out to my instructor and friend Todd Havlar of Papa Tango aviation for guiding me carefully through my trike purchase, I was always texting him "what do you think about this one" and he was always willing to answer me with out ever steering me to one or the other, just the points of each one. Now I guess I need to start looking at some good winter gear, I think I read a post from Paul a while back on heated gear, and I look forward to getting active here on Trike pilot and helping show how wonderful and SAFE this sport can be. I will soon try and post some pics and video of my journey with my trike. Once again Thanks everyone!!!! Semper Fidelis
    5 months ago
    • Charles Moore
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      Charles Moore Welcome Brian. We are blessed to have two great instructors in our area. Hope to see you at Twin Lakes sometime.
      5 months ago
    • White Eagle
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      White Eagle Bryan you may want to contact my buddy todd ware. Todd has the wounded warrior program here in montana for vets with ptsd. At are pnw fly in todd has gottin alot of media attention and its so cool to watch todd give the vets all a ride in his trike! I also as a cna administrator have worked with ptsd vets. I ran into one vet a few months latter who had gottin a flight with todd at are fly in. He was still just soooo excited and it was great seeing how much it ment to hhim.Todds on this site or let me know ill get ya in touch! Semper fi
      2 months ago
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    Brian Fox
    Brian Fox Good morning my friends, what was the first wing you went solo own and what in your opinion is a good first wing size not brand for good over all flight as a noob, not trying to open a can of worms here just wanted to get some opinions from some of you, what do you think pf a 10.9 wing from good company as a first wing, I hear and read it has super light pitch and roll and flies good in bad conditions but is it a little to free for new pilot, I know its all what you are comfortable with but in general what do you think?
    6 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick It depends on 2 things. What did you train on and how did you do during training. I teach on a fairly advanced wing and when I am done with my students, if they are solid, I know they are ready and capable to fly anything. If you train on a super docile wing then everything is a step up
      6 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick My first wing was a La Mouette 12.9 on a Tucan, my second wing took more skill to fly which was a Red Back with a Wizard which was 50% larger. What ever you buy, just make sure you are transitioned to it whether that is a lap around the pattern or 10+ hours of training. And some people should only fly super docile wings while others should simply not fly at all. But most who are physically and mentally “fit” can start on any wing in my opinion. But there will be more training to do it safely for sure.
      6 months ago
    • Brian Fox
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      Brian Fox Larry i am traing on a Bionix2 wing, I dont have any trouble with it so far, and at the last 30 min of lessons my instructor basically gives me free flight and usually do diving turns and higher roll turns, I just like the thrill of getting sucked into the seat, since this is the only wing I have flown i am very curious as to what others fly like. I have a quick basic here locally for sale which has the 10.3m wing on it, then there is the GT 450 also with the 13m wing, they are both about the same price and same time, the quick has a 100 hp and the GT has the 80 hp, this is a few that i am looking at.
      6 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick The GT 450 will feel and respond similar, the 10.6 Quick is quite easy to fly but close to double the roll rate and when flying solo is one of the most fiun wings money can buy. If you are very light you will enjoy it even more. The 450 can carry more weight and glides better. If you Fly the 10.6 you will be ruined in my option if you like to carve turns. It is quite ultimate. After flying that Wing 15 years ago it changed me and my expectations of trikes. Many light trikes can handle like the 10.6 , but getting heavy 912 machines to fly like that is challenging and most manufacturers don’t even try to make them fly like that. HAVE FUN trying the 10.6.
      6 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick And both great choices for a first Trike in my opinion.
      6 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui GT-450 is probably better choice for you. Quik is nothing like the Bionix
      6 months ago

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