July 28, 1985

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Sluggo63, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. Sluggo63

    Sluggo63 Pattern Altitude

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    My first flight lesson, thirty-seven years ago today. A few weeks shy of my 16th birthday.

    N757QN (C-152)
    LDJ-LDJ
    0.9

    How time flies…
     
  2. kayoh190

    kayoh190 Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    Ha! Linden, my current GA stomping grounds!

    Congrats, man.
     
  3. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    And I'd turned a year old not that long ago, across the river in Manhattan. Small world. :)

    Congrats, what an adventure that lesson's turned into.
     
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  4. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Mine was Jul 23, but only 20 years ago.
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  5. MauleSkinner

    MauleSkinner Touchdown! Greaser!

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    My first flight lesson was when I was 12…other than that, I have no memory of it. I think I remember the date that I passed my Private Pilot checkride, but I definitely remember the date that I took my Private Pilot written. It just happened to be the day my dad crashed his spray plane, and when my brother, cousin, and I got home from our written tests, we had to help pick the airplane up out of the field.
     
  6. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I was working a project just south of KAPC, and one day decided to go over there just to sniff around a bit. The next thing I knew, I was up in a 152 getting my first flight lesson.
     
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  7. TCABM

    TCABM En-Route

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    Just checked. 7/19/90 was my first flight; a little over 16 years old.
     
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    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    I never realized it but my first flight was on April 1st. I guess the April fools joke was flying in a high wing. What a fool I was.
     
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    Rgbeard En-Route

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    for my first flight as a pax, I was 2yo, and this would have been 1969.

    for my first flight as a student it was much later. June 10, 1984.
     
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    RyanB Super Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    I just had my 9 year anniversary of my first solo on Tuesday. 7/26/13.

    N68810
    2A0 Airport
     
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  11. Sluggo63

    Sluggo63 Pattern Altitude

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    That’s awesome. I grew up pretty close to LDJ.

    I started flying there when they had the two runways. Man, I feel old!
     
  12. a572mike

    a572mike Cleared for Takeoff

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    I was 11 years old that summer, riding my dirt bike all the time and building model airplanes...
     
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    Charlie Golf Pattern Altitude

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    It all began for me on 7/8/88 with an intro flight in a Traumahawk.
     
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  14. saddletramp

    saddletramp Line Up and Wait

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    Congratulations. I took my first flight lesson on my 16th birthday in 1972. June 14th marked 50 years in aviation.

    I'm in my retirement years now a days & instructing full time hoping to recapture some of the funds I've frittered away.
     
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  15. NealRomeoGolf

    NealRomeoGolf En-Route

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    7/17/03 was my first lesson (non discovery flight) so next year will be 20 years. Unfortunately didn't finish my license until 2016.
     
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  16. Bill

    Bill Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    11/23/03 - 1st lesson
    11/10/04 - PPL checkride
    01/15/05 - high performance endorsement
    03/05/04 - aerobatics course with former naval aviator
    05/24/05 - 1st instrument lesson
    05/28/05 - received both spin and tailwheel endorsements - haven’t flown a TW since :-(
    12/09/05 - instrument airplane checkride
    08/25/08 - complex airplane endorsement

    Kind of a fun ride down memory lane going thru the log book!
     
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    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Since July 28, 1985 was a Sunday, I was probably at a race track somewhere.
     
  18. Dan Thomas

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    49 years ago in May, for me. In a 1967 C172, only six years old! Nice, fairly new airplane. How many students get instruction six-year-old 172s now?
     
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    Ghery Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Our12th wedding anniversary.

    First flight lesson was about 15 years later.
     
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