Time spend from home to airborne

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Time spend from home to airborne

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i'm curious about how many time do you spend from the time you close the door at your home until the aircraft/helicopter wheels/floats are off the ground?

between 2 hours and 2 hours 15 for me
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If the plane has gas in it, and I drive to work... I could shave it down to about 10 min. :D
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door to report around 10-15mins... 5-10 once the tunnel is finished.
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4 to 4.5 hrs, traffic dependent
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I have gone from deep asleep into bed to airbone well inside 10m once, at night. I was really sleep fucked.
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Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park wrote:Too slow..... some of them took three and four minutes to get airborne. They'll have to do it in two.
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Civilian: 35 minutes from door to gate. +45min because of required reporting time.

Military: 2-2 1/2 hours depending on the brief.
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House back door to airborne in two to three minutes, four to five if I have to pull one out of the hangar and/or back track. Much longer if it's winter, and I did not leave it plugged in.

House back door to landing in the nearest lake - six minutes.

My house back door to Doug Ronan's house front door by air - seven minutes.

On the other hand, time required to cut "the lawn" four hours +-
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Always 1:15.

Back at an old job, would be anywhere from 10-30min depending on how far the hotel was and fuel situation.
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1:50 minutes usually from me leaving to push back from gate. The real time consumer at my airport is the possible 10-15 minute wait for parking shuttle if I just miss it.
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I can see the planes from my desk if the hangar doors are open. ~5 minutes to walk there when I finish up here and another 20 or so to pre-flight and prep the plane. Backtracking 4000' of runway takes a while.
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From door to terminal 20mins max, plus 1 hour checkin time. Alarm is set to 2 hours before departure time.
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min. 5 hours with the commute
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The company car and driver arrives 2:15 before the scheduled departure time to take me to the Group Headquarters. Duty time starts ETD -60. Actual drive time is about 15 min so I have plenty of time to grab a coffee, go over the flight plan, etc.
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My TC inspector friend: 2-3 days depending on weather, sometimes a month.
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15 hr commute
get there 24 hrs or so before my flight
so about 39 hrs I guess.
No wonder I am retiring.
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14+ hour commute. Hit the seat the next morning, with 8 hours prone rest of course....
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I could probably do it in under 5 minutes for a pickup, If I need to load freight, tie canoes or search for passengers it takes a little longer.
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Leaving my house to wheels up 55 min. And that includes a coffee stop and a 45 min check in.
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17 minutes to the school then anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes depending on the briefing to get into the air.
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5.5 to 6Hrs ughh
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Took me an hour just to get past Milton leaving YYZ on Friday. :evil:
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