Time has finally come

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sportflugzeug
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Time has finally come

Postby sportflugzeug » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:09 pm

I have my first scheduled flight on Tuesday, April 10th in Chicago. My CFI said we will fly first and then do some ground afterward.

I have prepared as much as one can; having completed my written, obtained my Student Pilot License, and have read the Gleim books cover to cover except the FAR.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:18 pm

Should be lots of fun.
Commercial Pilot Airplane Single & Multiengine Land; Instrument Airplane; Sport Endorsement Airplane Single Engine Sea; Flight Instructor Airplane Single And Multiengine; Ground Instructor Advanced Instrument

sportflugzeug
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Re: Time has finally come

Postby sportflugzeug » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:55 pm

That’s the plan!

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:44 pm

Good Luck! What will you be flying?

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby sportflugzeug » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Evektor

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby RTK » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:14 pm

Congrats and have fun! Look outside, get a feel for the airplane, and don’t sweat the small stuff. (The guy in the right seat is there to keep you both safe). And bring a bottle of water to keep in the car. If it’s anything like my experience, I was exhilarated, but once in the car, I drank a full bottle of water from being parched from the excitement of the experience.

Let us know how it goes!

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby Warmi » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:28 pm

sportflugzeug wrote:Evektor


Ah, the mighty Evektor .... are you flying out of Cushing or Morris ?
Flying Sting S4 ( N184WA ) out of Illinois

sportflugzeug
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Re: Time has finally come

Postby sportflugzeug » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:42 pm

Flying Morris until May then out of Newark.

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby chicagorandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:52 am

Congrats - they seem to run a fine operation. I'm hoping to gather the needed $$$ to start training there myself.

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby HAPPYDAN » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:09 am

Rock n' Roll, Randy! The sky's the limit!

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby foresterpoole » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:38 am

Awesome, remember to have fun!!!
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Re: Time has finally come

Postby sportflugzeug » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:05 am

I am concerned about airsickness and clearing my Eustachian tubes during ascending and descents. I am bringing gum.

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby ShawnM » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:10 am

sportflugzeug wrote:I am concerned about airsickness and clearing my Eustachian tubes during ascending and descents. I am bringing gum.


Good luck and have fun. My instructor has an Evektor but I never flew it. I trained in my own plane.

You'll probably only go to a few thousand feet more than likely, you'll be just fine. Bring the gum if it'll help with nerves. :mrgreen:

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby HAPPYDAN » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:24 am

HAPPYDAN wrote:Rock n' Roll, Randy! The sky's the limit!

Guess I should have read the whole thread first. Aw heck, it's early Sunday A.M., I'm old so what else is new. Anyway, same applies. Ride, Rock and Roll (easy on the rolls!) - giddiness is authorized. Interesting monicker- Sportfleugzeug. I lived at the foot of Melibokus for 3 years, a popular hang gliding mountain. The Germans called it "Drachenfleugzeugplatz". Say that 5 times fast!

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Re: Time has finally come

Postby sportflugzeug » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 am

Today is the day.

I checked the airport METAR; wind 6mph from West, 28F, humidity 86%, pressure 30.30, and vis. 10 SM, Clear sky.


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