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Old 03-05-2017, 10:08 AM
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Default Transition training

I will soon be ready for first flight and need some transition training first. I'm current in my C210 and expect that two hours or so should do it. I'm in central CA (Fresno) and can travel to Van's if need be. If anyone closer can accommodate it will be much appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:00 AM
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Mike Seager. Vernonia, OR. He's just the best.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:12 AM
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Bob,
I believe Mike is the only person active at this time, if you need the cfi to furnish the -10. Due to the high cost of insurance for this activity, everyone else that I know of has dropped out, myself included.

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Old 03-06-2017, 10:20 AM
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Not only is Mike one of the nicelst, most mellow people I've ever met, he's one **** of an instructor. He litteraly changed the way I fly.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:48 AM
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Bob,
I believe Mike is the only person active at this time, if you need the cfi to furnish the -10. Due to the high cost of insurance for this activity, everyone else that I know of has dropped out, myself included.
This is troubling news. How will those of us building 10s get the transition training needed, if Mike also decides to hang it up?
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:01 AM
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I will jump on the Mike Seager bandwagon too.

Good guy to fly with.

Word of advice-------call now to schedule your training. He is most likely booked out a bit.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:17 PM
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This is troubling news. How will those of us building 10s get the transition training needed, if Mike also decides to hang it up?
Like many problems, it can be solved by throwing money at it. If someone wants to pay me $2K up front, plus a reasonable hourly rate for the plane and myself, I'll be happy to re-start giving transition training. The $2K will go straight to the insurance company. The one or two established guys, like Alex D, could pretty much count on getting at least 4 people a year, and include $500 each for insurance. (I understand Alex now has an FAA job and is no longer allowed to do this). The low volume guys like myself had to guess if we would get one, or two, trainees per year. And if it was zero, we'd eat that premium. See the problem? The insurance companies just aren't set up for this specialized low volume business. BTW, I believe Mike has an arrangement to use Vans' demonstrator RV-10. I have no idea of the finances, but it's most likely different than the ones I face.
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for the explanation, Bob..
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:18 PM
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I also highly recommend Mike Seager. I took my transition training in Van's "Old Blue" 6A while I was current on Cessna's and Pipers. Best money spent on my project to date, and I saved more than the cost of training from a reduction in first year insurance premiums. I also enjoyed staying at a local B&B while attending lessons in Vernonia.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:49 AM
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I'm still hopeful that Vans finds a CFI with -10 experience to take Mitchell Lockes place as east coast rep.
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