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It Was Not The Best Landing...  
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

...I ever made. In fact, it was my worst in several weeks, but still, the airplane was in one piece, and I made an early turnoff so the hot-rod jet behind me could land.

But as I made the turn to Golf and cleared the active at ADS, the examiner in the right seat said, and I quote:

"Six months ago, you couldn't spell 'Private Pilot,' and now you are one.

For those of you who want to, and just haven't gotten around to it, I say (as my wife did three months ago) "you're not getting any younger- just do it!"

And I celebrated today by flying my wife and son to F35 (Possum Kingdom) and back. I know that many great adventures await me, in the sky.

"Pilot." I like the sound of it!


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
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User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Congrats mate
Ryan
New Zealand


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/F35

That is where I went today, on my first official adventure as a licensed pilot.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineSean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Possum Kingdom?? Only in Texas..

-Sean


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
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Six months ago and one couldn't SPELL Private Pilot??????


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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

OK, he was trying to be cute in telling me that I passed. He only met me the day before.

BTW, he has been flying for 53 years. Has eleventeen-thousand hours. Loves flying. Loves being a check pilot. Nice guy, and gave me lots of good flying advice, stuff I know will be useful to me. It was good fun (esp. since I passed).

Possum Kingdom (or PK, as it's known around here) was originally to be named after a congressman, but when the dam was being constructed, th eworkers observed that there were thousands of possums (or Opossums, if you demand precision), that it was a veritable "possum kingdom." And the name stuck.

Very nice lake, very picturesque, and a very nice public-use airport.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

There's a song by "Toadies" called "Possum Kingdom". It's such a good song.

Anyway, Sccutler, congrats. Maybe I'll try that someday.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Outstanding! Congratulations, and welcome to the best hobby/business/career anyone could have. Enjoy it, love it, and above all, fly smart and fly safe.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1963 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Good to see another Texas pilot! Congrats. Crusty old examiners are the best!

User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

and the Toadies are from Texas, go figure


Congrats Sccutler PW4084


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Congrats. Even if it wasn't your best landing, an examinor should be able to see through that.
He knows you're nervous and a good one takes that into account. He probably knows your instructor too and trusts him to not send you for a checkride if you're not good enough to pass.

Making the early turnoff was a good decision on your part, shows you are aware of other operations on the field. Certainly would have played a part and decreased the black mark of the not-stellar landing.

Congrats, and keep them up!



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1575 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

I am not sure about your spelling "private pilot" but you sure cant spell 11000(eleven thousand) SmileCongrats on your great achievement,I wish you a long,enjoyable and safe flying life. Smile Smile Smile Smile


Widen your world
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I forgot I wrote that...

"Eleventeen-thousand" is my way of noting that he has a heaping pile of hours, but I Know not how many. "Eleventeen" is a number stolen from Dennis the Menace.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
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