HorizonGirl
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Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:02 am

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
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Curtisman
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:09 am

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!
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:50 am

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)

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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:56 am

Thats AMAZING!!!!

So happy for you.

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

Congrats!
you fo'Coffee?
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:14 am

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,
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:15 am

Congrats! Well done but don't work for Horizon work for Cathay or ANA!
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:20 am

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

Blasphemy! 
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:06 am

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...
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:53 am

Quoting Airport (Reply 6):
Blasphemy!

Yea but better in the pocketbook!
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:01 am

Congrats! Are you sick of Slow Flight? I know I sure was!
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:02 am

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
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:12 pm

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!!!
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:04 am

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
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:14 am

Congratulations - that is an accomplishment!!!
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:12 pm

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

Congrats!!
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:12 pm

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..  
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:28 pm

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
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:03 pm

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  
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:17 pm

Quoting curtisman (Reply 1):
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

     
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:28 pm

Congratulations. A PPL is a big achievement. If you enjoyed getting it as much as i did, you'll enjoy using it much more.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity--Karl Marx
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:26 am

GRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY IT! WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:25 am

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!  
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:03 pm

Devon, CONGRATULATIONS!

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

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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:27 am

Quoting richm (Reply 16):

Don't give up.

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.  
Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 23):
We need girl pilots out there to encourage more girls to love aviation and become pilots.


I always take the opportunity to get more females into the world of flying, and our numbers are growing! 
Quoting vaporlock (Reply 24):
Seems like not to long ago it was one of your dreams - dreams do come true!!!

It was absolutely a dream come true!  


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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:36 am

Hearty congratulations - you have achieved something a miniscule few ever do - you can call yourself, "Pilot."

So many adventures ahead, doing things you might before have only dreamed of doing - I woke up this morning in Florida, flew home to Dallas, and the plane waited for me- because it was mine! You'll fill in the blanks with your own stories, andthey'll be good ones.

Again, congrats!
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:37 am

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 25):
I always take the opportunity to get more females into the world of flying, and our numbers are growing!

I like the sound of that!  
Can you take me up for a joyride someday?  
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:53 pm

Yay another chick with wings! Getting my PPL was one of my proudest accomplishments.
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:15 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
I like the sound of that!
Can you take me up for a joyride someday?

Why am I chuckling?


Congrats, HGirl!
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:01 am

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 good luck on your CPL course. I have a few things I could advise you on, if I may. I may repeat what others have said.

- SAFETY should be your number one priority.
- Always strive more knowledge.
- On top of abiding by CARs, and staying within limits, set your own limits. Don't do something you're not comfortable, even though it may be legal.
- Don't let others pressure you into doing things beyond your ability, be it your instructors, ATC or anyone else.
- Study, Study, Study
- Get that CPL written as soon as you can
- Make sure you keep track of the hours you need for your CPL. Remember the x-country, hood time, night, pic, 65 hours of "actual CPL" training, etc.
- HAVE FUN!!!

By the way, if you ever need any help with your CPL, let me know. I have everything from great notes (that I can scan and e-mail to you) to good advice on the CPL flight test, CPL exam, and many more.

Vio
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[Edited 2010-09-08 18:03:23]
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:17 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
I like the sound of that!
Can you take me up for a joyride someday?

Maybe someday!  
Quoting 4holer (Reply 29):
Why am I chuckling?

Hahaha.. I'm not sure.  
Quoting vio (Reply 30):

I would very much appreciate any advice you may have.  


And thank you all so much! And an extra special thank you to those of you who have supported me through the years, when this achievement was but a dream. 

Devon
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:10 am

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 31):
Maybe someday!
Quoting vio (Reply 30):
- Don't let others pressure you into doing things beyond your ability, be it your instructors, ATC or anyone else.

Or even me.
I can wait until you are totally comfortable and able to take me for a joyride.  
Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 31):
And thank you all so much! And an extra special thank you to those of you who have supported me through the years, when this achievement was but a dream.

Always good to see another member be able to attain this goal.
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Self Gloss- I Got My PPL

Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:06 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
Or even me.
I can wait until you are totally comfortable and able to take me for a joyride.

Larry, you're incorrigible!  
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