So, student pilots.. Who are we and where do we stand?

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by JasonM, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Dean Dyke

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    Aced my presolo test and got insurance recommended by my CFI so solo can't be too far right? Can't stop thinking about it.
     
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    At long last. Today 70 degrees wind variable. We had tentatively planned a short cross country which I was a bit stressed about, new field and all, but I got to the FBO and he says this is a beautiful day for pattern work. Ok with that, lets go. Preflight and head out into the wild blue pattern. Round and round we go with three touch and go's and a new player wants to change the runway in use. Fine we go around with her but the tiny tailwind is making for lots of float. She leaves the pattern and we go back to the original pattern which proved the ticket. Evan says lets make this a full stop and I thought that peculiar. He says, this is where I get out, your going to keep going and do three to a full stop....is this that day? Really that day now? He shakes my hand and congratulates me and says he's on the radio and closes the door. Deep breath and elbow room. Out I go, and what seemed like thirty seconds later I had performed three of my best landings ever and had come to the end of my ride for the day. Pictures ensued and I realized walking back to the FBO that the back of my shirt was wringing wet. Half a day later and I still can't stop thinking about it and how amazing it felt. Have to check the schedule and see if I can go tomorrow. Oh and I realized that I soloed in the same plane I took my introductory flight six years, five instructors and two airports ago. I want to thank you all for the support you've given me and allowed me to lurk and learn from so many of you. See you in the pattern!
     
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  3. kath

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    CONGRATS!!!
    Ain't it marvelous to have all that extra weight (and chatter) gone from the right seat? :)
     
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    His chatter was on loop in my head even without him there!
     
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    Finally making some progress in my training. At about 4 hours and plugging my way through the Jeppesen 141 syllabus. I have mixed feelings about the 141 route.. I like the structure and guidance to help you know what to study. I've been bouncing back and forth between 2 instructors which probably isn't the most conducive to training and I may just settle on one. What I've found with 141 is if we do anything that is a little ahead of the syllabus, I won't get credit for it when we get to the next lesson. I'll keep chugging along and keep collecting hours :)