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joey4420
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New Sport Pilot

Postby joey4420 » Wed May 31, 2017 7:46 am

I passed my check ride last night, so it is official I am now a paper carrying(as we know the card takes a while) Sport Pilot. I made a couple minor mistakes, but all went well.

Including check ride I am at 35.8 hours and 88 landings. Not bad for really only flying once a week on Saturdays.

Now to go get my plane and start flying a lot more.
Joey
Cincinnati OH
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby Merlinspop » Wed May 31, 2017 8:01 am

Congrats!!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby RTK » Wed May 31, 2017 9:31 am

Congratulations! Now don't let that paper get too flat by sitting in your logbook. Get out there, log more time and wrinkle that paper up. You'll get a nice, crisp card in the mail in about 45 days that will replace it. :)

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby TimTaylor » Wed May 31, 2017 10:45 am

Congratulations.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby rcpilot » Wed May 31, 2017 11:27 am

Congratulations! Well done.

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby MrMorden » Wed May 31, 2017 2:03 pm

Fantastic, well done sir!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby Wm.Ince » Wed May 31, 2017 4:29 pm

Congratulations Joey!
March on!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby pjdavis » Wed May 31, 2017 5:25 pm

Great Job! Congrats!

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby Half Fast » Wed May 31, 2017 9:19 pm

Congrats!

Well done, sir. Now go fly!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby smutny » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:47 am

Congratulations!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby pjdavis » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:33 pm

I am getting ready for my check ride - what were the minor mistakes that you made?

PJ

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby joey4420 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:04 pm

The oral I did very well on, had to look up one question... What instruments are required in the aircraft.

Flying, turns around a point I couldn't tell the downwind for the point because I didn't look at the smoke 4 mile away to see which way it was blowing.

My first landing I didn't stay on the centerline very well due to the crosswind. (I was paying more attention to the fact that both G3's in the skycatcher went red X so I was nervous and wasn't paying attention.
Joey
Cincinnati OH
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:57 pm

I guess he pulled the circuit breaker on the Garmins.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby joey4420 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:09 pm

No they were intermittent most of the flight, then turning on to the 45 for downwind, they went X, it was just one more thing to add a wee pressure. I did okay considering. Once I landed, I reset the avionics switch and they both started working again. So I made 3 more landings and all was good.
Joey
Cincinnati OH
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Ercoupe N99773


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