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Self Gloss- I Got My PPL  
User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

So I never thought I would post one of these silly threads. However, for this occasion, I thought why not.
I now officially have my PPL! 
I received a scholarship through Air Cadets for a seven week course along with 32 other cadets from British Columbia.
For many years I have worked towards this day, and it was quite a ride. The days were long but it was all more than worth it.
Most of the time, I flew out of, YBL. It was pretty quiet there most of the time which was nice because it wasn't usually busy in the circuit. The scenery was truly incredible as well. I'd like to thank all of my fellow A.net members for the support and advice they have given me in the past years. The journey is only beginning!  

Devon


Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
33 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinecurtisman From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

That is a great achievement and I bet you feel amazing!

Woo hoo!! Good for you and all the best in your future in the skies!


PS - I was an Air Cadet too - #1 West Montreal Squadron - so here's to a fellow Air Cadet!



Citizen of the World
User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Congrats on your way cool achievement!, I raise a Vodka and Tang in your honor (what the heck make it a triple as I mourn the end of my vacation)

IHAP



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlinespirtofalaska From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 192 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Thats AMAZING!!!!

So happy for you.

You have worked so long, and so hard for this!

Congrats!



you fo'Coffee?
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

WOOOOOHOOOO!! I knew you'd do it!         

You're gonna have to take me up flying next time I visit. Expenses will be on me.  

And soon you'll find yourself flying amongst professionals like these!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1rE2vxUyM

Hehehe,
Anthony 


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Congrats! Well done but don't work for Horizon work for Cathay or ANA!

User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
Congrats! Well done but don't work for Horizon work for Cathay or ANA!

Blasphemy! 


User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

Congrats!   

Let's go flying sometime! (Although there's a French wording I like better   )

I was supposed to go do a flight review today... Friggen cumulonimbus clouds...



"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 6):
Blasphemy!

Yea but better in the pocketbook!


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Congrats! Are you sick of Slow Flight? I know I sure was!

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Quoting HorizonGirl (Thread starter):

Congrats HorizonGirl!   
This is worth celebrating.
Best of luck to you in your career as a pilot.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlineaerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Many Congrats to you on becoming an Airman, or is it Airwoman - ok, Aviatrix?

I have no doubt you enjoyed departure stalls and spin entry training as much as I did... However, I prefer the training I had at a busy SNA compared to YBL - nothing like being in a C-172 while following an AA 757 on the taxiway and having a WN 737 behind ya   Oh, and the approach to 19L around 5pm on a weekday, don't get me started - you haven't lived!!!



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Thank you all!  
Quoting spirtofalaska (Reply 3):

Thank you for your support!
 
Quoting curtisman (Reply 1):
PS - I was an Air Cadet too - #1 West Montreal Squadron - so here's to a fellow Air Cadet!

819 Skyhawk Squadron North Delta!   Too bad I only have a few months left before they kick me out for being too old.
 
Quoting Airport (Reply 4):
You're gonna have to take me up flying next time I visit. Expenses will be on me.

Haha aww no way, I think I owe you one for all the flying up to YVR you've done!

Quoting Airport (Reply 4):
And soon you'll find yourself flying amongst professionals like these!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1rE2vxUyM

HAHAHA! Nice.. Yup, that's where I'm headed.

Quoting AF340 (Reply 9):
Congrats! Are you sick of Slow Flight? I know I sure was!

Oh where do I begin? Still wonder why we do it so much. Not my thing.  
Quoting aerobalance (Reply 11):
nothing like being in a C-172 while following an AA 757 on the taxiway and having a WN 737 behind ya

And I found being followed by a Beech 1900D and a Shorts 360 somewhat intimidating!  


Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Congratulations - that is an accomplishment!!!

User currently offlinegocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Now start logging PIC and night cross-country flights, and take some of your friends and family up for joyrides, and next, IFR.

Congrats!!



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Congrats!!  

Just a piece of advice.. don't become a professional pilot.. it's a risky business with high unemployment, especially amongst pilots fresh out of the school.. I'm talking from personal experience..  


User currently offlinerichm From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Congratulations, well done! Which aircraft do ya fly? C172?

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):
Congrats!!  

Just a piece of advice.. don't become a professional pilot.. it's a risky business with high unemployment, especially amongst pilots fresh out of the school.. I'm talking from personal experience..  

Don't give up. You're already half way there judging by your profile. You've got further than many of us on here and if you want it bad enough, you will get it.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting HorizonGirl (Thread starter):
I now officially have my PPL!

Wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! Good on you!!!!
Have a great time flying your airplanes!!!!!



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting richm (Reply 16):
Don't give up. You're already half way there judging by your profile. You've got further than many of us on here and if you want it bad enough, you will get it.

Still applying whenever I have energy to do so.. However, now I've started studying economics while I am waiting for better job opportunities.. hopefully it will be easier in the future  


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2569 times:

Quoting curtisman (Reply 1):
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

     



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineAviacsa737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2562 times:

Congratulations. A PPL is a big achievement. If you enjoyed getting it as much as i did, you'll enjoy using it much more.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):

I second that. think carefully about it, and definately do not close any options outside flying. Its a struggle for almost everyone, especially in places without a cadet pilot scheme.

Congrats on the PPL btw.


User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

GRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY IT! WELCOME TO THE CLUB!


Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Devon, that's absolutely wonderful. I'm so proud of you! We need girl pilots out there to encourage more girls to love aviation and become pilots. Great work!

Oh yeah...I'm jealous too!  



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlinevaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2242 times:

Devon, CONGRATULATIONS!

Seems like not to long ago it was one of your dreams - dreams do come true!!!

Vaporlock


25 Post contains images HorizonGirl : Fear not! I didn't come this far to give up! I know that it is a hard and long road, but I'm going to stick with it. I always take the opportunity to
26 sccutler : Hearty congratulations - you have achieved something a miniscule few ever do - you can call yourself, "Pilot." So many adventures ahead, doing things
27 Post contains images Superfly : I like the sound of that! Can you take me up for a joyride someday?
28 iairallie : Yay another chick with wings! Getting my PPL was one of my proudest accomplishments.
29 4holer : Why am I chuckling? Congrats, HGirl!
30 vio : Congratulations Devon, Getting your PPL is a big step. I remember getting mine a while ago and it was one of the proudest days of my life. I wish you
31 Post contains images HorizonGirl : Maybe someday! Hahaha.. I'm not sure. I would very much appreciate any advice you may have. And thank you all so much! And an extra special thank you
32 Post contains images Superfly : Or even me. I can wait until you are totally comfortable and able to take me for a joyride. Always good to see another member be able to attain this
33 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Larry, you're incorrigible!
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