So, I am relatively new to this whole back country thing and even piloting in general. I think you all know the story: always wanted a plane, got to an age I could buy one, got my license, living to explore the world from above.
I bought a 170A in March of this year after 2 solid years (no less that 3 hours a day of looking, 7 days a week) of looking. I totally changed my lifestyle to make it happen.
As I was pouring over my personal numbers and capabilities of my plane I came to a perhaps obvious conclusion.
I am 32 weighing in at 198. My wife is an ultra athletic type, weighing in at about 155 (running 2-3 hours 7 days a week). And I have a 1 year old baby girl. When we go on a trip, we are at gross. Granted, probably 100 pounds of this extra weight is the airplane (original interior, 29x11x10s, back seat, etc) weighing more than it should. But I was thinking, where can I lose some weight?
I came to the conclusion: easy place to lose weight? My belly. I went on a diet and lost 17 pounds in 3 weeks. I know it sounds kinda ludacris and quite frankly, I have to laugh at it.
Anyone else here ever looked at it this way?