Transplanted Buckeye in South Florida - Howdy!

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Transplanted Buckeye in South Florida - Howdy!

Postby tailwind » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:02 pm

My name is Lonnie, I'm a 52 year old business owner in Palm Beach County, FL. I grew up in SE Ohio, and spent 30 years with my wife in Dublin, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus). No kids, so I have been permitted to remain one for most of my life.

After years of making excuses why I shouldn't or couldn't, I am pursuing my Sport Pilot Certification. Perhaps my Private Pilot License after that. I grew up in the right seat of my Father's Whitman Tailwind and always assumed that I would follow his path. But life evolved quickly and I did not make it a priority.

So in my sixth decade I am beyond excited to be changing that. I am currently looking for the right CFI to guide me to certification here in South Florida.

I look forward to learning from all of you, and hearing from some.

Thanks for having me in the group.
Neil & Lonnie at Zaleski .jpg
Me and my dad, Christmas eve, 1976 beside Piper Cherokee Warrior he trained in for his commercial rating
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Re: Transplanted Buckeye in South Florida - Howdy!

Postby Half Fast » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:35 pm


I'm in central Florida and working on my sport ticket at First Landings in Apopka. I turned 55 this summer and hope to retire in a few years, so I'm learning to fly as something my wife and I can do when I stop working.

BTW - there's a light sport expo coming up the first weekend of Nov in Deland. That might be a good opportunity for you to gather more information.

Glad you're here. Help yourself to coffee and a donut and join in!
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