KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
Last night I was looking through photos from Scottsdale airport where I recieved my training for my Private Pilots License this summer. I stumbled across some photos of the airplanes I had flown during my training. I was shocked to find out that my very first flight alone as as a certified pilot was caught on film and uploaded to the Airliners.net database! I would like to share my acomplishment and the great pic by Mr. Tim Lachenmaier.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
Searched for every N# I've flown that I could think of off the top of my head...15-20 aircraft. Couldn't find any of me flying, actually, I could only find one picture of one of them. If the plane next to it is the one I think it is, I've also flown that bird. Although, this picture is 15 years old.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3047 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2719 times:
I'm not a pilot, so the question would not apply to me, but this shot was taken from pretty much right where I work. My building is by the end of the runway where the gate for the taxiway outside of the fence is. Great place to watch/hear/feel an old Lear jet or Gulfstream with turbojets take off!
Just surprised to see it on A.net!
Longhaul747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
I was actually flying at the controls when my friend took this shot. I was checking the airliners database one day and a plane being flown by me was in the top pictures for that day. It has left a special feeling. I never thought in a million years a plane being flown by me would make it on airliners.net. Especially one of the top pictures.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
Its really cool to see the planes that we all have flown in the past on Airliners.net! Keep um comin guys! (Now B747Skipper needs to add a few of shots with him onboard!)
Trickijedi, Its a shame I didnt see Tim during my taxi out to the runway. Maybe we could have created one of those classic shots of the pilot waving while taxying past! And your right by saying that finding this shot is a treasure! Now I need to order a enlarged print!!
"So you where actually in the plane when this shot was taken? How cool is that! Great work Brian"
Yes sir that was me believe it or not! How cool is that?!? Very cool if you ask me! It sure did make my day! Thanks for the nice comments!
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
Wow! That's really neat. I don't have any pictures of me actually operating the aircraft on airliners.net (yet), but I do have one my friend took in the upload queue, so I'll post it if it gets accepted.
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