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New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:13 pm
by Half Fast
Did my oral exam and checkride yesterday at First Landings in Apopka, FL (X04). It's taken me 17 months, and over that time I've been through 4 CFIs, 5 aircraft, 2 hurricanes, 3 major proposals at work, and more hassle than I ever expected. I had started out trying to do it on a quicker track, planning for 4 to 6 lessons per week. Unfortunately fate got in the way, in the form of CFIs getting airline jobs, aircraft being damaged or down for maintenance, weather, family obligations, you name it.

But I made it!!!

I'm planning to arrange to get my towered airport endorsement soon, and then get a little experience on a grass field, but for now I'm just going to enjoy. I'm looking forward to taking my son up soon.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:19 pm
by chicagorandy
Sincere congrats! Always encouraging to hear success stories.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:24 pm
by Wm.Ince
Well done.
Hang in there and march on.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:27 pm
by TimTaylor
Congratulations.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:20 pm
by 3Dreaming
Good job!

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:53 pm
by pjdavis
Congrats!

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:04 am
by rcpilot
Good job hanging in there. Congrats!

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:44 am
by Half Fast
rcpilot wrote:Good job hanging in there. Congrats!



I'm convinced that learning to fly has more to do with stubborn perseverance (and a healthy bank account and a tolerant spouse) than aeronautical skill by far.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:10 am
by joey4420
Congrats, what aircraft do you plan to fly in? Rental or do you plan to purchase?

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 am
by Half Fast
joey4420 wrote:Congrats, what aircraft do you plan to fly in? Rental or do you plan to purchase?



I'll rent for now. I've been flying Tecnams, mostly the Eaglet. If I eventually buy it will probably be an older plane. I like Ercoupes but haven't flown in one yet. Luscombes also look interesting, but I don't know whether I want a tail dragger.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:18 pm
by TimTaylor
I wouldn't hesitate to buy a tail dragger, but I would want something with an electrical system, electric starter, and radio, etc.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:41 pm
by 3Dreaming
TimTaylor wrote:I wouldn't hesitate to buy a tail dragger, but I would want something with an electrical system, electric starter, and radio, etc.


When you go there with many of the older aircraft they are no longer light sport.

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:57 pm
by foresterpoole
Congratulations!!!!

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:00 pm
by MrMorden
Outstanding, well done!

Re: New Sport Pilot

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:58 pm
by akroguy
Well done!

As I was told after getting my PPSEL, "you now have a license to learn".

Enjoy your ticket and strive to get better every flight.

Brian

2006 Evektor Sportstar
C-180A sold
Van's RV8 built/sold