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Old 08-17-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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I Got My Private Pilot License (56k beware)

alright i wanted to share in my personal sucess with everyone with something i have always wanted to acomplish, today i took the "test" to get my private pilots license, it consists of 3 parts, written, oral, and flight, i took the written about 2 months ago and i did the oral and flight portion today both went very well, the test in total took about 3 hours.

I started about a year ago and since then i have about 75 hours of flight time, 50 hours of ground school and around 100-150 hours of studing, about about $10,000, this is no easy feat if anyone is trying to do this and if they have they can tell you its not easy.

here are some pics from over the last year

one of the planes i rent a Cessna 172u N5270H



Me Flying



Monroe Community college where i go to school



the dash of the other plane i rent N3554Q



And on final after my long solo flight (162NM)



I just wanted to share with everyone i have more pics but too many to just keep posting, hope you all enjoy!

P.S. if you want a ride come to ROC NY and its $94/hr plus 8% fuel charge


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Old 08-17-2006, 03:00 PM   #2
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whaaaat! NO SMOKING!? lol...i'de be chain smoking.

CONGRATS MAN!! THAT'S RAD! How many hours did you need to get your private license?
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i would land at my school....all the girl would think you are pimp if you came to school in an airplane.
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thats awesome man. i know how expensive it is. just be safe up there man, and continue your work to get the next step.
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^^^ hahahah, i'm definetly going to see that movie drunk when i get back to college in 2 days

don't worry I'll have a DD... or just get pizza delivered

congrats man, i've wanted to be a pilot since i was very young... or naval aviator if you will.
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Congratulations man! What are your instrument ratings as far as flying? I had 20 hours in towards my license back when I was 16, and the family ran into some finance stuff. I still have my log book, and plan on continuing it when I finish my car project.

Congrats again. BTW...do you do any flight (combat) simulations?
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thanks everyone, to answer a few questions.....

i have about 75 hours of total time 7.3 are solo and only 3.2 instrument, the instrument rating is my next strep then comerical and then CFI, im gonna make a carrer out of flying at least i hope too.

SVT_BMXer i would deff the parking lots in the back are actually long enough to get the plane into and out of, but one of the other pilots at the ariport lost his engine and put the plane down at the mall about 4 miles out of the airport!

and Rudel no flight combat situations (as of yet!)

here are a few more pics too

Rochester NY



the Erie Canal



Fair Haven NY

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Congratulations man!
I've only got 10 hours under my belt so far, and that was 15 years ago.
One of my lifetime goals is to finish it up...someday...hopefully sooner rather than later.

Oh, nice pics too!
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