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audiododd
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« on: September 23, 2017, 05:04:31 AM »

Background - I am planning on going back home to SC in January for my dad's 90th birthday.  I'd love to rent a plane and take him for a flight (he was a pilot for about 60 years before his health made him quit).  I've flown with him a lot over the years, but he's never flown with me since I've gotten my license. 

Does anyone know a good place to rent an airplane in the upstate SC area (preferably Anderson or Greenville) that doesn't have an overly complex checkout policy.  I have proficiency in primarily 172s and Archers (round dial, G1000, and Avidyne Entegra) and have a Hi-Performance endorsement.

Thanks,

Dodd
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 11:53:53 AM »

Assuming you're a CAP pilot, last I knew a CAPF 5 checkout can serve as an Open Airplane Universal Pilot Checkout, obviating the need for local checkout by an FBO's instructor.

Sadly, Open Airplane doesn't have a participating FBO in that area yet (only Beaufort, so far), but Covington, GA & Concord, NC aren't that far away (but still probably too far away)
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audiododd
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 05:24:27 PM »

Interesting. I didn't know that. Maybe it's time to look into Open Airplane for vacation flying options.
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FlyMe2TheMooneyBin
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 12:45:08 AM »

There's a reason a CAP F5 works as an Open Airplane UPC.  They modeled the UPC on the CAP stan/eval program!  It used to just be a FAQ that said "email us your Form 5," but it's much more sophisticated now: http://cap.openairplane.com/

The only downside is that the CAP fleet is only 172s/182s, so a CAPF5 doesn't help you rent anything else.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 01:40:12 AM »

The only downside is that the CAP fleet is only 172s/182s, so a CAPF5 doesn't help you rent anything else.

Once you have your UPC, I think all you have to do is an abbreviated checkout in other types that you might also have flown (ie. say an Archer or something).
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SarDragon
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 02:39:12 AM »

There's a reason a CAP F5 works as an Open Airplane UPC.  They modeled the UPC on the CAP stan/eval program!  It used to just be a FAQ that said "email us your Form 5," but it's much more sophisticated now: http://cap.openairplane.com/

The only downside is that the CAP fleet is only 172s/182s, so a CAPF5 doesn't help you rent anything else.

Really? What about the 206s I get right seat time in, here in CAWG?
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 12:09:17 PM »

No need to be pedantic, Dave.

Very few FBOs have 206s sitting on the ramp waiting for rental.  Just like they don't *generally* have a Maule MT-7 or Gippsland GA-8 available.

What OP probably really meant was generically "high wing Cessna products" versus something that would also be available at your average FBO like a Piper PA-28, a Cirrus or a DA-20.  CAP's Form 5 stands in for a UPC on "most" of the high-wing Cessna products that are commonly available at an FBO, but not for something markedly different like the aforementioned non-Cessna products.  For that you'd need an additional checkout.
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SarDragon
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 04:00:53 PM »

Point taken.
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