Commute with a plane?
Q. Can I commute with an airplane? I have always wanted to get my private pilot’s license. I was offered a new job, but it is two hours away from my house. I was thinking of getting a license so I can fly instead of drive. Am I being unrealistic? I know I would need to have a backup plan for driving for when the weather is unfavorable and a place to stay near my new job. But the idea sounds like more fun then setting in traffic.
A. It can actually be a great idea, although it might not save you as much time as you think. I have a few customers that do exactly what you are talking about and they really like the arrangement. Problem is, it often takes more time to get the plane out, fly and put it away than it would to drive the distance.
Also, to make it a success you will probably need to get instrument rating. There will be some days that there is just enough weather to keep you on the ground when you could still be flying.
But really, even if it takes longer, I cannot think of a better commute!