Highest Time Pilot?

CK

Well-Known Member
Does any one know who the highest time pilot in the U.S. is and how much time he/she has. I've always wondered about it. Who's the highest time pilot on this site?
 

DE727UPS

Well-Known Member
It wouldn't be me. My goal is to work as little as possible but still make normal pay. Last year I did a little over 100 hours and this year may do less than that since I've been doing a lot of BFI-YVR trips. That will all come to a quick halt, though, if I bid over to the 757....those guys fly a lot more.

Anyhow....I always put on forms that I have 8000 hours....a rough estimate that doesn't change. And no....I don't keep my logbook up to date....
 

Ophir

Well-Known Member
I know a guy who retired at AA with a little over 27,000. I am sure there people with a lot more than that, but that number sure seems impressive to me. That's spending over 3 years solid in a plane!

BTW, that is a funny way of looking at logbooks. My instructor told me that tell people that he has been flying for seven months. That is because he has a little over 5000hrs. Me, I have spend 12 days in an airplane, HA!
 

C650CPT

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I am not sure who is the current Grey Eagle but a few years back it was a gentleman down in AL. Forgive me for not remembering his name, I actually got to meet him. He had something in excess of 30,000 logged hrs. All VFR. He flew pipeline and electrical line patroll. He wasn't even IFR rated. I would check out Guiness Book of World Records.
 

davetheflyer

New Member
I personally knew one old-timer who had 50,000+ logged hours. He eventually stopped logging anything except what he needed to stay current.
 

mrivc211

Well-Known Member
I think my dad had 31,000 hours when he retired a few years ago. He's now passed training and will start flying again for another 3 years till he's 65 in the A300-600. So I would imagine its gonna go up another thousand or two.
 

pilot602

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The highest time pilot I personally know has a little over 24,600.

Thats 2.8 years in the air.
 

viper548

Well-Known Member
A few months back I read an article about a female flight instructor (91) that had given over 50,000 hours of instruction!!! It was in IN Flight USA (that free magazine at all the FBO's)
 

EFC

New Member
I know one retired FAA Airspace Systems Inspection Pilot who had over 10,000 hrs. logged. I know that it is nowhere near the highest time, but I like to learn all I can from the high time pilots that I meet.

I figure that they didn't get to be wise old high time pilots by doing dumb things in an airplane.

- Mark P. "EFC"
 

A300Capt

Freight Dawg
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Adam Berg, an examiner out of KVNY claims to have 63,000 hours

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How old is he? How long has he been flying? I'd be VERY suspicious of that number. Clay Lacy "claims" to have around 45,000 hrs.
 

MikeD

Administrator
Staff member
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Adam Berg, an examiner out of KVNY claims to have 63,000 hours

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Clay Lacy "claims" to have around 45,000 hrs.

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Ever Dealt with Clay?
 

musicmixer

New Member
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Adam Berg, an examiner out of KVNY claims to have 63,000 hours

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How old is he? How long has he been flying? I'd be VERY suspicious of that number. Clay Lacy "claims" to have around 45,000 hrs.

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OLD! not to sure of his exact age, but he did fly in the Battle of Midway which was 1942 so I figure somewhere in his 80's. He said he's been flying professionally for more than 60 years.
 

I_Money

Moderator
I am sure some of these WWII era pilots, used to log an awful lot of time back in the day - especially before things like fatigue were taken seriously. 60,000+ seems an awful lot of time - far more time then I want to spend in an aircraft.
 
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