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When Do You Stop Flying?

Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor, Bits and Pieces

February 2023 – Many of us, maybe most reading this, are older pilots. Some of us didn't even start flying until our 40s or 50s made it financially viable.

Your editor and his RV-9A

There are many considerations, from health to finances to appetite for flying and social aspects. I've noticed a progressive reduction in the hours flown per year in my own case. Much of that has to do with changing circumstances. How about you? Do you find yourself flying more or less presently than in the past? We'd really like to hear from some of you as to what your experience has been. When do you part with your precious aircraft? Is it time to step down to a less complex one? We'd love to see some articles about your thought processes.

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