Gold Seal, here I come!!

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  1. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Successfully transmuted a student into the League of Temporary Airmen: Private Pilot rank.

    Congratulations Michael (blue shirt)! You did good work and deserve the reward!

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  2. TommyG

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    Gold Seal?
     
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    Circus Seal?
     
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    Sounds terrific.

    But what are temporary airmen?
     
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    Everything/everybody is just temporary.....except death and taxes. :)
     
  6. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Something @flyingron coined years ago. Associated with getting the paper temporary certificate
     
  7. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    It is a desired "badge of honor" amongst instructors, along lines of "Master Instructor" from the different instructor alphabet organizations.

    It is a mark of distinction that helps distinguish you from other CFIs. To become a Gold Seal Flight Instructor, you must have trained at least 10 applicants in the last 24 months with an 80% pass rate on the first attempt.
     
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    We know, but your title says Star, not Seal. :)
     
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    Do you also have a Ground Instructor certificate?
     
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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Yes. AGI and IGI was acquired March of 2019
     
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    It does?

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  12. k9medic

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    Maybe for a pilot who's only experience has been instructing.

    My badge or honor or mark of distinction over the past 20 years has been how many of my former students have become pilots in general or perhaps have become professional pilots themselves. That plus the exponential lives that they have shaped by themselves being a professionals.
     
  13. AggieMike88

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    I come here to share something positive and folks want to go all glass half empty.
     
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    I'm trying to figure which one is you, and don't say the guy with the beard. I'm guessing you are on the right.

    Congrats by the way.
     
  15. AggieMike88

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    The photo posted is student (blue shirt) and DPE Erik W. (White shirt)
     
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    Ah, got it.
     
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    Is this guy number 10 for you?
     
  18. Brad Z

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    That's cool. We encourage you to start your own thread celebrating your students accomplishments. Let Mike celebrate his.
     
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    Congrats, Mike. Hopefully just one of many milestones in your career.
     
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    Not what I intended Mike. My apologies if it came off like that. The point I was intending to make was that you are creating aviators and that in and of itself should be considered a badge of honor.
     
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    I noticed when I was issued my "Temporary Airman Certificate" that I must have officially been a "Temporary Airman." It's an elite club. You can only belong to it about 90 days unless you keep working on new ratings and stuff.
     
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    Congrats to both of the Mikes!
     
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    not seeing it as half empty, you had it as gold gold star. I am quite aware of what gold seal is.
     
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    It did before someone changed it. There is another group of instructors. We are the ones that don’t care about what color is on our certificate because we already know we kick ass.
     
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    A temporary airman is someone whose future flying career now depends more on the USPS than the FAA.
     
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    Tough room.
     
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    Someone changed star to seal. Who?
     
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    Congrats Mike! Ignore the Richards.
     
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    Mike it’s been fun watching your journey from the family business to professional aviation. Congratulations on living your dream and take it as a good sign that your first student was successful on his first attempt. May the next nine be just as successful.
     
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    He was my student first.
    I taught him everything he knows ;)

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    Then I want to know your secrets…

    Let’s go on a flight after your instrument check ride