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Old 06-30-2019, 09:33 AM
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Default Passed my check ride!!!

Yesterday I passed my check ride and am now officially a pilot. I've felt like a pilot my whole life, but now it is official. I soloed when I was 16 in a Piper Tomahawk. 37 years later my lifetime dream was achieved. Now to get that 9A in my garage done!
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:40 AM
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congratulation. feels good to be a pilot eh.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:14 AM
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Default Congratulations

David, congrats on the new ticket
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:46 AM
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Congrats...... and you get extra points for starting in a Tomahawk.

I also soloed in a Tomahawk. I hated the bungee elevator trim. We were deep stalling it one time and the instructor was looking out the back window ans said the T tail was twisting back and forth and that we would not do that again.

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Old 06-30-2019, 11:18 AM
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Congratulations David! Now get the 9 done and let's go somewhere north. Two ships

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Old 06-30-2019, 11:57 AM
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Thanks everyone. It?s been such a long road that I still don?t believe it.
Vlad, thanks for posting that pic of my first RV ride. Can?t wait to be flying somewhere with you.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:02 PM
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David, thats great. Congratulations on getting it done.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:06 PM
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Congratulations. No better stress relief that passing a checkride!
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:43 PM
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Congratulations sir!
Now, try to learn something on every flight.. there is always something new!
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:45 PM
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Congratulations! It really is an awesome feeling!
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