I'm a pilot!

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Skyrys62, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Skyrys62

    Skyrys62 Pattern Altitude

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    The planets finally aligned and I have slipped the surly bonds of studentshipnessism, therefore releasing my terror upon unsuspecting aerodromes across the country. (yes yours too)
    Bwahahahahahahaha!!
    It has begun

    psst, Dear, @6PC...
    This newfound imminent threat to the safety of all, should stimulate sales of The Big Yellow X by at least 10 fold as they panic in the dread about to befall them.
    Per our 50% profit agreement (undisclosed to you until this time) please send the check to this address: PM sent
     
  2. WannFly

    WannFly En-Route

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    Wohooooooo congrats pilot

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
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  3. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Oh gawd, you're a pilot now?

    Congrats birdman! Go terrorize the skies and impress the women folk.
     
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  4. rtk11

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    Congratulations! Major accomplishment! But never forget that you have now been granted a certificate to continue to learn! (As I am too learning more beyond the checkride. Sorry to be the buzz-kill!) But you’ll continue to learn plenty more as go out and bore more holes in the sky!

    As WannFly stated, “Congratulations, Pilot!”
     
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  5. GRG55

    GRG55 En-Route

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Well done!
     
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  6. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 En-Route

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    Yay!
     
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  7. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Congrats!!!! Hope you are taking considerable pride in your accomplishment. Well done, pilot!
     
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  9. luvflyin

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    Way to go. I'll be a spoke in your X any day. At at least minimum wage of course. Always a pleasure to see someone who has hung around here get their wings. Now go fly
     
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    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Was that a subtle Top Gun reference to the “wingman” semi-gay bromance flight deck scene? ;)
     
  11. Skywalker

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    Congratulations!!
     
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  12. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard Pre-Flight

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    Congratulations. Not all men that are cool, are also pilots. But if you're a pilot, you're most likely pretty cool.
     
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  13. luvflyin

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    I do believe that was probably the inspiration
     
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    Congrats!

    Now go have some fun flying!
     
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  15. eman1200

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    Congrats!
     
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    Awesome, congrats! Now go do some fun flying!
     
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    Congratulations, Fly safe. And your mission in flying is??
     
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    Great job! Congrats to you!
     
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    jordane93 Final Approach

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    Nice job:cheers:
     
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    Congrats! :happydance:
     
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  21. Skyrys62

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    Thanks everyone.
    I've learned far more from this board than I'll ever be able to contribute. I appreciate the advice, experience and knowledge, and also the many many laughs.

    Now talk me out of buying a RV

    or a Cessna
    or a Mooney
    or a Beech
    or etc.
     
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    Vance Breese Line Up and Wait

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    Gongratulations!
     
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    MtnMarcus Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Coolness! Now go buy a plane!
     
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  24. Skyrys62

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    My mission is threefold:
    1. Have fun
    2. Share flying adventures with my family.
    3. Don't break anything... including bones, planes, or bank accounts.
     
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  25. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    You forgot #4!

    4. Post my screw ups on POA so they can make fun of me and call me insulting names. :D
     
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  26. Skyrys62

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    And I'm ready to try on some new wings, hopefully:

    182
    Taildragger(s)
    RV
    Mooney

    probably in that order, unless it's not :)
     
  27. steingar

    steingar Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Congrats, Airman.

    Go for the Mooney. Airplanes are supposed to fly fast.
     
  28. Skyrys62

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    Ohhhhhh....they don't need me for that lol
     
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    Try not buy! (yet)
     
  30. Stan Cooper

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    Way to go! Congratulations! You've now got a license to learn. :)
     
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    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Congrats
     
  32. GaryV

    GaryV Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Congratulations!

    I look forward to hearing about the new plane you’ll buy. The economics are debatable but there is nothing like being able to just climb in and go flying when you feel like it because it’s your plane. Take the time to find the right one for you and you won’t regret it
     
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  33. Sinistar

    Sinistar Line Up and Wait

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    Awesome!!!!!!!

    I started about a month after you so seeing you and @WannFly getting signed off gives me hope and envy :)

    I say buy a plane if you can. Are planning on family flying, just you and the wife or mainly just yourself?
     
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  34. Twin_Flyer

    Twin_Flyer Cleared for Takeoff

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    Congratulations... :cheers:Awesome accomplishment!!!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congratulation!
     
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  37. Skyrys62

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    Hard to say what will happen, vs what I hope will happen. I think a lot of pilots will attest to that lol.
    We have various weight ranges in the family, so that's going to be a juggling act.
    Want a RV for 2 seats
    Need a 4 seater sometimes
    Need a 3 seater a lot of times
    to sum it up in one word: dang!
     
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    Nothing says buying vs renting is an all or nothing deal. Buy the two seater, rent a four seater for the few occasions you need it.
     
  39. Brad Smith

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    Congratulations! Earning you PPL is one of the greatest accomplishments in life. Very few non-pilots realize the knowledge, skill set and dedication it takes to become a licensed pilot. I would humbly suggest to just enjoy flying for a while before you delve into aircraft ownership. You will have a much better idea of what you want/need as you build up time. Also, fly as many different aircraft as you can as this will make the decision process much easier. Once again, congratulations!
     
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    Precisely my intentions good sir.
    Only barrier is finding things to rent around here. I've flown everything close, other than a 182 that's in a club..which is expensive, and still a 45 minute drive one way.

    But, I guess in a world of many problems, it's one of the better problems to have.