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New Private Pilot

Postby foresterpoole » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:37 pm

Well, after quite the roller coaster of training, watching a fatal plane crash and a multitude of delays I passed my checkride today! I'd like to thank the folks on this forum for encouraging and mentoring over the past year. Maybe one day I'll bump into you in the flesh! Now onto my next adventure, instrument training and saving for that Arion Lightning. Let me also say that I started out in light sport and that's where my roots are. Learning in the Tecnam really made flying a 172 a simple task...

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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby Wm.Ince » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:08 pm

Congratulations Ed!
Well done . . . and I commend you for hanging in there through it all.
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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby Half Fast » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:18 pm


Well done, sir.


Concur about the Tecnam vs the 172. I've been flying Tecnams (flew a Tecnam Eagle today, in fact) and I flew a friend's 172 a while ago. After the LS, that 172 felt like driving a truck.

Maybe not a good analogy - more like driving the family van after spending hours in a Miata.
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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:26 pm

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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby Warmi » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:28 pm


Oh, Arion Lightning ... was looking at that plane as well and beautiful plane it is indeed. Ultimately ,in my case settling for something much more docile ( for a low time dude like me ) and readily accessible maintenance friendly ( Rotax vs Jabiru ) was the right choice.
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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby 3Dreaming » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:42 am

Good job! I have been seeing post both here and other places where people are completing their training, and passing checkrides. I had a student complete his sport pilot last month. I think it speaks well for the state of the aviation union.

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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby pjdavis » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:27 pm

Great Job Ed!


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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby Jim Hardin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:06 pm


Glad to have you in the ranks :D

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Re: New Private Pilot

Postby FastEddieB » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:14 pm

Job well done!

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