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    Transporting your bike...With an airplane?

    Yes this may sound weird, but, I'm about to turn 16. I've been taking flying lessons for about 2 years now and am ready to solo right on my b-day. As my instructor gives me more freedom to fly farther, I will be in reach of some MTB hot spots like Snow Shoe, Sugar Mountain, Tsali, Black Mountain, Clemson trails and etc. I was wondering though, how am I gonna get my mountain bike on board. If any of you know about aircraft, I fly the usual Cessna 172. Im thinking about just taking it apart everytime, but that will most likely get very annoying. Any suggestions?
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    Might get a better response if you post in Foo

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    Take the front and back wheels off and put it behind the pilot seats... Also, don't crash. If you do crash, land on some L shaped lake... < crappy book reference.
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    Hatchet?

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    - bingo, althoughI have to say, if he (the character in Hatchet) had a bike, who knows how much faster he would've gotten out...

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    Yeah it's Hatchet... How'd you know? Who reads these books anyway?
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    I read it in 3rd or 4th grade.

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    I hated that book with an absolute passion, it took me too short of a time to finish it. It stunk so bad I read it a bit quicker and the teacher forced me to read the damn thing all over again.
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    You should fly for Bombardier. You would have plenty of room for your bikes, and me too.

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    I flew my bike to Ocala a few times in a cherokee. Took the back seats out and it fit fine after taking the wheels off, actually put 2 bikes back there. Just remember a few rags so you dont get any grease on the carpet.

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    A cessna 172 would be a tight fit for a bike, you would have to take the wheels off just to get it through the door, even then it might be tricky with the handle bars. Good luck on your solo I really enjoyed mine, just wait until you start practicing stalls by yourself, I hated those; my instructor made me perform full stalls .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Leo View Post
    You should fly for Bombardier. You would have plenty of room for your bikes, and me too.
    You could actually take a few friends with you.

    I rememeber when it was cheaper to fly a cessna than drive to the destination.

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