Hoping to find someone in the LA area to fly with or a partnership opportunity. Quick background on me, I live right by the Santa Monica airport and though I earned my private ticket by 20 I have done very little flying in the past 10 years. Marriage and a daughter changed everything, but my 20 year old self would be sick to his stomach to see me not up in the air more.
So, I thought I would reach out and see if there was anyone in the LA area that might like a flying buddy. I’m private, multi, inst rated so if you hate flying buddies and just need an IFR safety pilot I can work with that too
I’ll pour on a little more information as well, though I may start a new thread about this part: One of the reasons I don’t fly that much is that I am renting at KSMO. There isn’t a lot of choice there, and the prices are high. As a renter the daily minimums kill all hopes and dreams of flying up to the bay area (where my parents are) for weekend trips, vacations etc. I would love to find a partnership/rental/club in an aircraft where I could actually fly 350-500 miles away and stay for a week (SR20 anyone?). If anyone has any advice on this I’d love to hear it! While I’d love Santa Monica, I’m open to other nearby locations.