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User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

I didn't feel 30 up there:



That is right...my discovery flight and it was amazing.

This is the only good picture that has something of me in it, I could show you some of College Station but you guys don't want to see that.

A big step for someone who less than two years ago white knuckled each and every flight.

I am hooked.


[Edited 2004-07-23 05:35:58]


Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Congratulations! See.........it pays to turn 30!!!  Big thumbs up

Hope you had a great birthday!!

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Okay, maybe just one of my Alma Mater:



Truly awesome experience!



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Thanks Vaporlock.  Smile

I see me going for the liscense...well after coming up with some serious cash.



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Okay, maybe just one of my Alma Mater:

Gig'em Aggies  Big thumbs up

-Class of 2003



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3698 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Cool- glad you had fun! That's a good way to eradicate any "white knuckling" you may have had left over...take control of the plane!

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Nice, looks like you had a great time.

I'm meeting up with KAUSpilot tomorrow to schedule a discovery flight at his company, looking forward to it!



-NWA742


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

James, I can see that you were flying a High Wing so I'm naturally thinking it was a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Thanks for the very nice photo and this is what I can tell from the instrument panel. Please correct me if I am wrong.

You can see just enough of your 6-stack to be able to figure out how you were doing at the point the photo was taken.

It appears that your ASI is indicating just below 100 knots (the photo is a bit blurry).

The artificial horizon gyro is looking almost level.

The altimeter is showing 2,740 feet (I suspect you have it set for above sea level not AGL).

The turn bank indicator is showing a very slight right bank of around 3 degrees.

The HSI is indicating 300 degrees (North/West bound).

The VSI is indicating a climb rate of 50 feet per minute.

And the engine RPM gauge is showing that you have your airplane in a cruise setting (perhaps a little high-but within the green arc -- and I don't know how you were flying the airplane at that particular moment).

Like all of us on a.net who love to fly...................simply amazing isn't it!  Big thumbs up

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic







User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Vap...you are right it was a C172R.

I was flying at that particular point, the instructor took the picture!!!

He took over a little bit after that pic and turned her back to the left to avoid another field.

I am impressed with you lady...

J




Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Congrats on turning 30 and on the "discovery flight". If I may offer one small piece of advice my first flight instructor gave me on my first dual flight...

"Fists are only used for two things and neither one has anything to do with flying! ALWAYS fly the plane with two or three fingers, max!"  Big thumbs up

Enjoy the adventure!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

LOL...can you see the tension?

The instructor made a similar observation.

I wish I had done more while up there, but now that I know what to expect I suspect I'll be much more relaxed the next time.

J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Just remember, airplanes are just like women...stroke them gently, my friend, and they will take you to new heights of pleasure and joy; Grab them too hard or rough, and they will fight you every step of the way!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Even this Teasip likes the way TAMU looks from the air... I like Kyle field from the ground at the last UT-A&M game too, but that is another story entirely.

Easterwood is a fine airport, another example of well-run Aggie excellence (we who attended UT are very pleased with our Agricultural and Mechanical Branch at Brazos County  Wink/being sarcastic).

Dive on in, the flying's fine, and central and south Txas has almost limitless opportunities for great flying trips as you work on and, ultimately secure, your license. Then it just gets better. Enjoy every minute, OK?



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Thanks for the kind words Sccutler, who says Ags and Sips can't get along?  Big grin

I spend so much time out at Easterwood flying CO, I am glad I finally got the chance to go up in a Cessna.

Cool thing was too that it was a complete surprise, got off of work and was "taken" to the airport. My oh my.

I can't wait to go back up.



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineKDALAggie From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

WOW, congrats......

Were you there today when the 737-200 flew in? I'm assuming it was a 732. I was driving south from Villa Maria down Wellborn and saw parts of it on final.......It was probably about 12:30ish 1:00? Didn't want to get in a wreck!

I wrote one of my good buddies who works in the TTI building and has an office facing KCLL, it's awesome. Haven't heard from him yet. Wish I could have seen the Thunderbirds from his office it's that good.....let me know.

Wish I could do the flying too....gotta wait for the job and to save the money though.

Oh yeah, Sccutler, look at the campus master plan for A&M for the next 20 to 50 years. It will be a LOT more different than it is now. I did some work for my masters in the preliminary stages and they caught a lot of flak for some changes that I'm assuming are there to stay. I'd be interested to show ya'll and talk to ya'll especially now that I know there's a fellow A.netter in my town. WHOOP!

Laters,
KDALAggie



Gig'em Ags!!!!
User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

How much are they renting that cessna for over at CLL? $100/hr?


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

KDAL, hit me an email. Whereabouts in Dallas did you grow up?

KAUS...the discovery flight was 25 but you can rent a 172 for 65, a 172R for 75 and they are currently having a special where you can rent a 152 for 50 an hour.




Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Congratulations on receive a $8000 dent in your wallet for your birthday!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineSASlover From Denmark, joined Mar 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I think it's very expensive with a pilot license.... (it is expensive in Denmark)


Pilot how soon can you land this plane. I can't tell. Yes you can tell me iam a doctor
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

"Okay, maybe just one of my Alma Mater:"

Where do they park the cows and tractors?

I am surprised to see they have paved roads in College Station.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8090 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

A discovery flight at 30? Hey, I've seen worse. One of my old instructors didn't start flying till he was 52. Hope you had fun! Maybe we'll see you in the skies, eh?


This Website Censors Me
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Congratulations. Way cool present at any age. The white-knuckle thing will go away without your even noticing it.

Turning 30 was a non-event to me, although turning 29 almost killed me. I flew a Cessna 206 eight and a half hours on that day with a really heavy itinerary: EKO-TVL-SAC-ILA-AXW-WLW-RBL-SVE-EKO. Good day's work, but what hurt was that I figured that I was officially too old to get hired by an airline. Ten years later I was just the right age!

Flew a lot with an Aggie in Vietnam. He must have been around 1962 or so, and a great guy.

And Vaporlock a small point here, but important. The altimeter cannot be set to indicate height above the ground. There are three basic modes:

QNE - will read flight level with a reference pressure of 29.92"hg or 1013.2MB
QHN - will read height above Sea Level
QFE - will read height above a specific Airport Elevation (not ground level)



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

A big step for someone who less than two years ago white knuckled each and every flight.

I am hooked.


Oh come on! Who uses two hands while flying a Cessna?  Laugh out loud

Just wait till you start your stalls and spiral dive recoveries  Wow!

I'm glad you had fun up there!



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