1st Solo - Congrats Alex!

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  1. mscard88

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    Haven't soloed a student since '89 when I went to the airlines. So here's Alex in a PA28-140 after flying his First Solo! Congrats Alex!
     
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    Congrats! Back at it again with the white Vans!
     
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    Nice job Mark! And congrats to Alex!
     
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    Thanks Ryan.
     
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    Wouldn't know, but he is an accounting major. They in style now?
     
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    congrats
     
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    Good job and congrats to Alex.
     
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    Was he sweating it? Or was it just hot?
     
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    Congrats to Alex!
     
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    Near 90* today. He probably did some perspiring when I announced that I've had enough of this shet, go fly the plane yourself. I got to film it for him so I was out in the sun sweating my arse off filming him.
     
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    Congrats to both of you, sounds like a good day :)
     
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    Congrats to you both! Which of you was more scared?
     
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    Honestly neither of us. He was prepared and is a very quick learner. His mother couldn't make it though. She got her PPC when she was 17, her dad a Naval Aviator.
     
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    And you didn’t post a pic of the mother? You’re slipping, Mark..... ;)
     
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    She wasn't there, read it again! :(
     
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    Congrats to both. Now get him finished up! :)
     
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    And you couldn’t go to her home to get a pic or two? You’re letting us down...
     
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    You're closer to her house than me! She lives in Jax.
     
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    Lol ktup got the reference. I had a pair or white Vans in high school.
     
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    Oh yeah? I used to live in Jax. Maybe I’m your student’s daddy. What’s her name?
     
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    Lol don't know. o_O
     
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    If she's a petite redhead named Rose, you've never heard of me....
     
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    Congrats to both of you!
     
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    Millennial’s.....:rolleyes2::nonod:
     
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    What year is that Cherokee Mark?
     
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    Just shows how bad he wanted to get away from you Mark. :D
     
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    If she is, I've never heard of YOU! :rofl::rofl:
     
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    '76, and just had the 160 hp conversion and a climb prop installed. Flys very well and climbs good.

    Let me ask you something Tim. POH has nothing on min oil quantity, as well as the '69 Arrow's POH. Read somewhere it's 2 quarts. Been tellin students to go with 4 quarts. What ya think?
     
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    Can't blame 'em! Flys better without the dead weight in the right seat. :D
     
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    I've always considered 5 qts as minimum.
    Was that you in the pic on Facebook?
     
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    :eek: Facebook! You mean he put me on FB! I'm gonna ****ing kill him! No ****ing second solo for his ass.

    I don't do FB so I don't know.
     
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    My POH says 2 quarts minimum, but it sounds crazy to me, so like @BarryCooper i consider 5 minimum as well.
     
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    I usually add a quart to our Cherokee when it gets down to 5 1/2.
     
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    Mine says 2 quarts and an 8 quart fill. But it spits out anything over 5 1/2 so that's where I keep it.
     
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    Congrats to both of you.

    Maybe a new fly-in member...
    Does he like bourbon?
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