New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

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BradR
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New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby BradR » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:26 am

Hey everyone,

Monday was my checkride! I left with that piece of paper in hand that I had been obsessing about for the past 4 months. I actually think I was over-prepared! Yesterday I took my wife up as my first passenger (who is not a fan of flying even commercial) toured around for about an hour and greased the landing. She said I was a good pilot and that she will fly with me again!

Is it just me or is it normal to feel like.... whats next? Where should I go. What other planes should I learn to fly? Somehow I feel like I just cracked a door open to a whole new world!

Brad

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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby Warmi » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:31 am

Congratulations !
I was in the same boat last year .... what sort of planes are you flying right now ?
Flying Sting S4 ( N184WA ) out of Illinois

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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby ShawnM » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:12 am

Congrats Brad, it's certainly a milestone in anyone's life.

I didn't feel the same as you though, sure I just cracked the door open, but I was ready to enjoy flying my own plane WITHOUT my instructor sitting next to me. :mrgreen: It's an adventure every time I take off and never gets old.

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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:54 am

Congrats!

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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby joey4420 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:57 am

Congrats, I got my ticket last May and have flown 120 hours since in my Ercoupe.
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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby BradR » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:13 am

Warmi wrote:Congratulations !
I was in the same boat last year .... what sort of planes are you flying right now ?


I have trained exclusively in Tecnam P92 Eaglet. Going to get checked out in the low wing Tecnam as they seem to get rented a lot less.

Not any other LSA rentals in my are that I am aware of. My FBO is about 40 min drive. I have another airport 20 mins away but they don’t have LSAs.

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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby chicagorandy » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:42 pm

Sincere kudos! Safe and frequent flying.

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Re: New Sport Pilot - Richmond, VA area

Postby Half Fast » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Congrats! Great feeling, isn’t it?
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