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    Big day for this lurker

    Hey folks. I joined a bit ago and have largely lurked.

    Today was a big day for me, for I got my solo endorsement at last. And it wasn't an easy day to fly either. We had some variable winds, some gusts, and it was choppy.

    Had to switch runways to get a headwind. Nailed three greasers with a 5 knot side wind and right on the centerline.

    I'm so stoked.

    Phase 1 complete.

    https://youtu.be/J61wTCddZfU

    Can't wait until tomorrow. I'll see him for a minute while he sips hit tea as I fuss with his plane solo. It's a good day.

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    902 Wins Bai B Nai's Avatar
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    Flown:
    The cold in winter, hot in summer, slow all year planes
    Civ/Mil:
    Civilian
    Ratings:
    Pvt, Inst.,
    Good.
    Don't dawdle in completing your private; get 'er done.
    And then right onto instrument training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bai B Nai View Post
    Good.
    Don't dawdle in completing your private; get 'er done.
    And then right onto instrument training.
    I've progressed since the solo. Got about 5 solo now. Just did navigation ground where we filled a nav log. Next flight is cross country next week. Can't wait.

    My written is in 2 weeks.

    On my way.

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    Passed my written yesterday. Woot.

    Now onto checkride prep.

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    Registered Aviator bafanguy's Avatar
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    Flown:
    DC-3/6/9, B-737/727, MD-80, CV-880
    Civ/Mil:
    civilian
    Ratings:
    ATP, F/E, Dispatcher, Grnd Inst.
    Well done. Don't lose the momentum.
    "I am not young enough to know everything." Oscar Wilde

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    Ok folks. Passed my checkride on Friday. It was a surreal weekend.

    Hasnt hit me yet.

    Now, next order of business in this order

    Get insurance for my newly purchased viking
    Get rated for high performance/complex and viking checkout
    Instrument rating

    Im all giddy

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