Flying as a Hobby Is Not Merely Expensive, but Satisfaction and Passion

Flying as a Hobby Is Not Merely Expensive, but Satisfaction and Passion

reported by: Liu Setiawan

Jakarta, March 9, 2024/Indonesia Media – Indonesian Flying Club (IFC) President, Sigit H. Samsu said flying as a hobby is not merely expensive, but that it is actually relative (costing a lot of money) when judging on the side of satisfaction and passion. “If a member of IFC is mad about flying, and that is his/her main hobby, so (flying) cannot be judged as an expensive (hobby). He/she is happy when flying, that must not be expensive,” said Sigit.

Flying is not only for pilots who operate the controls of commercial aviation, but there are also some types with their respective licenses including the one which is intended for recreation. Flying is an experience which provokes adventure and a person’s desire for more. Besides, there are many people who wish to fly without any obstacles, but derive expectation. Flying has something to do with hobbies, it is the way to enjoy art and experience. “IFC is for hobbyists or those who love to do aviation activities. IFC is established for channeling the members’ flying hobby. They also learn about navigation, regulation, etc,” said Sigit.

The member of IFC has passed the test from the club, but not from flying school. So he/she deserves to get a sport pilot license of SPL, which is intended for hobbyists and enthusiastic to become pilots. They need not attend flying school, but they actually join the club. After passing the text, he/she is eligible, suitable, and legal to become a pilot. “He/she is not a fake pilot after passing the test. IFC’s member should not possess aircraft, helicopter. He can use the aircraft from IFC due to his membership,” said the CEO of Aerostar Jet Aviation, exclusive Air Charter Provider, PT Berkah Maju Sejahtera.

When it comes to aircraft, there are aircraft categories, aircraft classes, and aircraft types. Airplanes are considered fixed-wing aircraft, whereas helicopters are considered rotary-wing aircraft. Both of these are capable of flight but fall under two categories. This is important information for student pilots to remember when studying for their private pilot test, they’re expected to know the difference between a class, a category, and a type of aircraft. “Another type is flexible-wing (aircraft) such as hang gliding, paragliding. “There are some aircraft, generated by electric motors and non-motorized. For hang gliding, paragliding is not powered by propulsion systems, but thermal systems,” said an alumnus of the Faculty of mechanical engineering of Jakarta – based Trisakti University (1979). (LS/IM)

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