3 Days, 3 Flights

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3 Days, 3 Flights

Postby LNSflyer » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:18 pm

I finally, after 2 long years of breaks, passed my private checkride on 3/21/13. At the age of 18, I was humbled to hear my instructor tell me that I had passed with flying colors(no pun intended) and that all of my maneuvers were done to Commercial PTS standards.

The day after, I took 2 of my 3 sibilings (they're triplets) and my cousin for a flight from our field at KLNS to KPTW, Pottstown Heritage. It was very windy and meant an extreme crosswind landing but we had fun none the less.

Yesterday was flight #3. 2 of my friends and their mom had never been flying before and I had offered to take them flying. They were overjoyed and didn't stop smiling from ear to ear throughout the duration of our flight from KLNS to KOQN and back. Although I am just 50 hours into my flying career, That flight will stick with me for a long time. Introducing new people to flying and aviation is such a rewarding feeling and I hope everyone has the chance to introduce a friend to the skies.

Blues skies and tailwinds.
Student Pilot flying an Evektor SportStar out of KLNS.

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Re: 3 Days, 3 Flights

Postby champguy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:53 pm

You go guy!
Keep us posted on your adventures, see some new places, think Oshkosh this summer. You will love every minute of it.
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Re: 3 Days, 3 Flights

Postby turbo » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:00 pm

congrats to your new rating. i remember my first like it was yesterday. keep the thread alive with your new adventures. dont forget to share the costs. that way you fly more. :D
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Re: 3 Days, 3 Flights

Postby JimP » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:27 pm

Congratulations on getting your ticket. I know there is nothing quite like that first flight with a passenger! Combination of "rush" and a huge feeling of responsibility, second only to the sense of accomplishment when you return them safely to terra firma. It's now 35+ years later, and I still feel that same surge of excitement and the "I can't believe I get to do this!" feeling every time I open the throttle for takeoff - solo or with passengers. Still exciting and awe-inspiring for me!

You cannot imagine how jealous I am of your R44... I flew helicopters in the military, and would dearly love to be able to afford to fly a helicopter enough to stay current and competent. I think my wife would enjoy flying more in a helicopter as well. By the way -- I was looking at your signature line, and realized your homes represent both of the British royal lines - Winsor and Stuart. Coincidence? As my wife would say "Fly low and slow!" (It's that helicopter thing...)
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Re: 3 Days, 3 Flights

Postby jackhodgson » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:40 pm


Big congrats!

// Jack

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