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Post by goleafsgo » 19 Oct 2009, 23:44

Just got back from having my first solo!!! So exhilirating!!! Flying C-150 C-FJZP out of CYOW
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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 19 Oct 2009, 23:56

Great job my friend...Keep up the great work, it will payoff for you in the future!!! :D :D
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Post by caps1237 » 20 Oct 2009, 00:17

Congrats!! Such a fun an memorable day, hope it went well. :D
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Post by NWADC9 » 20 Oct 2009, 00:32

*Grumble* Why won't the winds die down here so I get to solo?!? :rmad:
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Post by RatherBFlyin » 20 Oct 2009, 01:35

That first solo is always a fun and memorable experience.

I remember the winds shifted on my first solo right after the instructor got out of the aircraft, so my first landing was a little squirrely because of the sudden tail wind. The instructor told me to do the other two from the opposite direction, coming in to land over the trees (which they never let you do on your first solo), and I managed to get in two more reasonably good landings. :)

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Post by Dennis » 20 Oct 2009, 02:28

NWADC9 wrote:*Grumble* Why won't the winds die down here so I get to solo?!? :rmad:
At least you'll get to do a solo. :wink: I'm still waiting for one of the following:
1. I win the lottery and pay for flying lessons
2. Join the Air Force so I can be certified for flying
3. My parents decide to actually pay for flying lessons.

Out of these, the one that is nearing reality is number 2.
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Post by RatherBFlyin » 20 Oct 2009, 05:56

Ah, but the Air Force will never guarantee that you'll get to fly once you join.

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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 20 Oct 2009, 13:47

RatherBFlyin wrote:Ah, but the Air Force will never guarantee that you'll get to fly once you join.
Have YOU ever been in the Air Force?
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Post by RatherBFlyin » 20 Oct 2009, 14:06

No, and that is precisely the reason why I didn't join when I had the opportunity. All I wanted was for the recruiter to guarantee (in writing) that I would get the chance to fly. I didn't want him to guarantee that would be what I would do in the Air Force, I just wanted him to guarantee me the chance. He wouldn't do it, so I didn't join.

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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 20 Oct 2009, 14:37

I don't think you can get anyone to guarentee you anything (except the fact you'll pay taxes :lol: ) Those recruiters will sell anything to get ya in.
Dennis will probally become a pilot and do it in the Air Force, w/hard work
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Post by Samuel Arnold » 20 Oct 2009, 19:21

a.trailblazer7 wrote:I don't think you can get anyone to guarantee you anything (except the fact you'll pay taxes). Those recruiters will sell anything to get you in.
Dennis will probably become a pilot and do it in the Air Force, with hard work.
Dennis could have a 4th option for learning to fly: Get a job to pay for lessons.
Well at least that's what I'm doing.
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Post by Dennis » 20 Oct 2009, 20:06

Samuel Arnold wrote: Dennis could have a 4th option for learning to fly: Get a job to pay for lessons.
Well at least that's what I'm doing.
A little too hard when:
a) no one is hiring lately
b) flight lessons cost an arm and a leg (arm and leg donations accepted :lol: )
c) I'm a full time student.

However, when I was looking for information on the Air Force ROTC, they told me that IF during the AFOQT I pass with a combined value of 50 in both parts that are related to aviation, then I could apply for a pilot position. Once in, I can select ANY college to continue my degree, which may include the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico which has PR's only certified flight school. Best of all, the Air Force pays all. :D All that in return for a job with the AF with 4-6 years of service? I'll take it! 8)
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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 20 Oct 2009, 20:23

Hats off to ya Dennis...sounds like you at least have a plan, most folks don't. Some just look for the handouts and dont give a damn where they come from
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Post by frogdude4993 » 21 Oct 2009, 00:37

Congrats man!
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Post by detpilot » 21 Oct 2009, 06:14

Congrats! Beware, with the active duty Air Force plan, that you have a GREATER than 50% chance of being sent to UAV's, AFTER pilot training... If that's not a problem to you, then carry on, and good luck!!
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Post by Samuel Arnold » 21 Oct 2009, 09:07

I also have a plan set in concrete for next year:
Upgrade to full-time at my job (New World supermarket department manager), use my pay to fund as many flying lessons as possible (estimated $8000 for PPL), then begin planning a path toward CPL.

However, I couldn't imagine any worse way to achieve flight certification than through the military.
Why would I listen to some buff-bloke who thinks he's so great in his powerful command position of all the recruits? I wouldn't.
I don't obey school rules as it is now, not to mention for another 10 years of my life. Institutions are horrible!
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Post by NWADC9 » 21 Oct 2009, 13:40

Samuel Arnold wrote:However, I couldn't imagine any worse way to achieve flight certification than through the military.
Why would I listen to some buff-bloke who thinks he's so great in his powerful command position of all the recruits? I wouldn't.
I don't obey school rules as it is now, not to mention for another 10 years of my life. Institutions are horrible!
Spoken like a true teenager :wink:
detpilot wrote:Congrats! Beware, with the active duty Air Force plan, that you have a GREATER than 50% chance of being sent to UAV's, AFTER pilot training... If that's not a problem to you, then carry on, and good luck!!
detpilot wrote:Congrats! Beware, with the active duty Air Force plan, that you have a GREATER than 50% chance of being sent to UAV's, AFTER pilot training... If that's not a problem to you, then carry on, and good luck!!
Do they get to log any flight time for it, or is it nothing more than playing FS-Kick [Rear End] and getting paid for it?
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Post by Samuel Arnold » 21 Oct 2009, 19:18

NWADC9 wrote:
Samuel Arnold wrote:
Spoken like a true teenager :wink:
True. I really detest the idea of military participation.
I do however accept that armed forces are necessary for any country to protect itself and, what New Zealand always does, peace-keep.
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Re: Solo

Post by goleafsgo » 22 Oct 2009, 05:58

Thanks guys! I love my program, in 16 months i graduate with a CPL, Multi-IFR, night rating and either an instructor rating, float rating or IATRA multi-crew rating.
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