SP Student - Arlington, VA

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JJ Campbell
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SP Student - Arlington, VA

Postby JJ Campbell » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:28 am

Hi!
I am a 73 year old primary Sport Pilot student from Arlington, VA (near the Pentagon). I am currently post solo and soon, I hope to be unsupervised 25 mile radius unsupervised solo.

I take lessons at Chesapeake Sport Pilot at W29 Bay Bridge Airport on a couple of lovely fixed-wing Tecnam P92 Eaglets (15HV & 562TU).

My goal is to get my FW certificate and then start transition training for a gyroplane endorsement. There is a lot of gyroplane activity at W29 and, for me, it was love at first sight!

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Re: SP Student - Arlington, VA

Postby HAPPYDAN » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:09 am

Proof, once again, age is just a number (I'm 68). Feel free to pursue your dream, wherever it may lead you. Oh, and watch out for the TFR's - I hear they are quite common in that part of the world!

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Re: SP Student - Arlington, VA

Postby Scooper » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:42 pm

Welcome, JJ.

Another septuagenarian (77) here. Congratulations on soloing in the Eaglets, and here's to some great gyroplane adventures in the future.
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Re: SP Student - Arlington, VA

Postby Half Fast » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:56 pm

Welcome, JJ. I earned both my sport and my private tickets in a P92 Eaglet. Enjoy the training, and best of luck as you finish up.
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Re: SP Student - Arlington, VA

Postby drseti » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:53 pm

Welcome aboard, JJ. 73 is exactly the right age to be flying (it's also my age, so perhaps I'm a bit biased). I'm a fixed wing guy, but I've had a wonderful flight in a gyroplane, and it was enough to make me see the allure. If I were to allow myself one more toy, it would probably be that.

Fly safely, and often. And thanks for posting.
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