jamesag96
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Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:34 pm

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]
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vaporlock
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:36 pm

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

Hope you had a great birthday!!

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic
 
jamesag96
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:42 pm

Okay, maybe just one of my Alma Mater:



Truly awesome experience!
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jamesag96
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:48 pm

Thanks Vaporlock.  Smile

I see me going for the liscense...well after coming up with some serious cash.
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:48 pm

Okay, maybe just one of my Alma Mater:

Gig'em Aggies  Big thumbs up

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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:11 pm

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!

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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:15 pm

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!



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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:18 pm

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





 
jamesag96
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:26 pm

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

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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:27 pm

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
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jamesag96
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Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:29 pm

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
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:01 pm

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!

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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:01 pm

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?
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jamesag96
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Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:14 pm

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.
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:27 pm

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,
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:39 pm

How much are they renting that cessna for over at CLL? $100/hr?
 
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:59 pm

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.

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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:01 pm

Congratulations on receive a $8000 dent in your wallet for your birthday!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:16 am

I think it's very expensive with a pilot license.... (it is expensive in Denmark)
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:37 am

"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.
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:59 am

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?
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:31 am

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)
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RE: Holy Cow...look What I Got For My Birthday!

Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:05 pm

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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