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Old 02-02-2021, 07:20 PM
cajunwings cajunwings is offline
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Default Congratulations Doug

Big Congrats on your successful Type Rating in the Phenom. Itís a huge undertaking and accomplishment. My first one took all of the brain cells and energy I could muster. Onward & upward.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:39 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Thank you Don (and all the friends who knew about this privately and were sending me good advice and mojo).

I have a whole new respect for anyone who goes through their first jet initial. I got to do initial twice (once to get sim SIC qual'd back in March of '20 and once 'for real' after I reached a hundred client sims a few weeks back). It was not much easier that second time through, and I learned a great deal more. Thank goodness I had an RV to practice some of the IFR stuff in.

Two days off and then I'm back doing a part time thing for a client. I'm up to 307 hours in this hydraulic humble-maker. And still learning...

One funny side note. I was wearing my smart watch on S7 (the checkride dress rehersal) on Monday and I got a message on it right after a V1 cut that said "Abnormally high heart rate." No s**t <g>.

I wore a cheap Casio with no heart sensor on the checkride. ;^)

Sure feels weird to not be studying in the evening.

Off to bed.....for a week <g>.
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.

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Old 02-02-2021, 07:40 PM
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Thumbs up Outstanding achievement!

No wonder your smart kids are doing so well! A family of high achievers!
Vern Darley
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:54 PM
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Great job Doug. Looks like that hat has put in a lot of time also...


RV6-A "Aluminum Mistress"
Too many hobbies- not enough time.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 donor and happy to do it.
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DeltaRomeo View Post
One funny sidenote. I was wearing my smart watch on S7 (the checkride dress rehersal) on Monday and I got a message on it right after a V1 cut that said "Abnormally high heart rate."
LOL -- That's hilarious. Of course, didn't I read that your resting heart rate is like 45 or something? So what were you up to .... 55?

Seriously though, DR, I am proud of you. I know what it takes to earn a type rating, and I know how hard that you've worked to get where you're at. For all of the right seat time that you've spent with countless students, I can't think of a more deserving person than you to have received this type rating. Congrats.
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:17 PM
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Default not Fair


Hey it is not fair to be posting to the 200 kt club when you are above FL180.
But since you run the show, I will let it slide.
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Tail 98% done
Wings 98% done
Fuselage Kit 98% done
Finishing Kit 35% canopy done for now
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:43 PM
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Default Impressive

Congrats, that kind of ambition will keep you going strong for years to come.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:10 PM
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Never stop learning! Words to live by!!!!!!
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:17 PM
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Excellent Job DR! I am sure your high acheiving children are very proud of their dad.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:31 PM
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Congrats Doug!!!
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20 donation done
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