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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 05:34:28 PM »

o crap!  i shoulda known that.  i thought PPL referred to something involved in the ATC area.  lol

I shoulda guessed private pilots license, since im currently workin on gettin mine right now.  im pretty close too!

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2008, 05:36:07 PM »

I shoulda guessed private pilots license, since im currently workin on gettin mine right now.  im pretty close too!

Ha!  Then you have some abbreviations to memorize, as I believe these are questions on the PPL written exam that you will have to take soon.
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2008, 06:10:55 PM »

I shoulda guessed private pilots license, since im currently workin on gettin mine right now.  im pretty close too!

Ha!  Then you have some abbreviations to memorize, as I believe these are questions on the PPL written exam that you will have to take soon.

Even though a PPL (Private Pilot License) does not exist?  It's a certificatesmiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2008, 07:20:05 PM »

I have to agree with Jason here...that's one of my pet peeves. Certificate, not license.  Wink

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2008, 08:10:18 PM »

haha nice!
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2008, 10:09:55 PM »

Not necessarily one of the best moments, but I was doing some airwork with my instructor and had just rolled out of a tight turn when the engine quit. The instructor looked over at me and yelled "What'd you do?". Thinking he had pulled the throttle on me, I said "Me?...nothing!". His next words were the classic..."Oh sh..!".

p.s. - We did finally get a re-start while I was lining up to a nice long fairway on a golf course. We climbed back up and made it ti the airport about 10 miles away. The problem was ice in the fuel line.
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2008, 10:29:31 PM »

The problem was ice in the fuel line.
Must have been a chilling experince grin grin grin grin
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2008, 01:34:40 PM »

My Solo at KSCH. After dropping my CFI off at the tower, I started my takeoff and landings. Unknown to my CFI the 109th Air National Guard was very soon to be in process of Combat Air Assaults at KSCH with C-130's and also from out of the area a C-17. Short field takeoff and landings, skids off the back of aircraft, parachute drops and etc. To me it was way cool! To my CFI sweat was forming on his face!  shocked   Head ATC in the tower took it all right in stride. Really great getting Congrats from Pilots in the Air Guard on Tower Freq! My CFI resumed breathing after I parked the plane  wink

     My other was doing my solo X-Ctry and coming back to KSCH with a coyote trying to make dinner out of flock of turkeys or geese near the active runway. Did a low pass to establish intentions of fore mentioned, scattered the flocks and quickly made a landing before all the critters regrouped near runway.

     Right now trying to get creative in raising funds to complete Instrument and go on to commercial rating and perhaps CFI. <--- at 58 with family this will be the most memorable in the future.

     May all your memories of flying be happy ones! - Robin Rebhan
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2008, 05:42:16 PM »

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 You will get a separate CTO ...If you do not have a CTO yet and have the results of the exam you have to provide the exam results, just like a pilot  ....do not surrender you pilots certificate!
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2008, 10:15:41 PM »

My best moment was when I got my PPL. However, that will soon be replaced when I get facility rated as an air traffic contoller.

I think he meant the moment will soon be replaced, not the PPL.
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2008, 11:52:21 PM »

My best moment was when I got my PPL. However, that will soon be replaced when I get facility rated as an air traffic contoller.

I think he meant the moment will soon be replaced, not the PPL.

That is correct. I already have my CTO. Just waiting for the day I get fully certified at the Up/Down I currently work at!
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2008, 08:13:08 PM »

Flying 90 miles to get to my checkride, PASSSING, then flying home with a grin that lastest a month.  grin

The other would be, taking my Dad for a ride because he lost his medical and seeing a tear in his eye, and him telling me "The sun is in my eyes."  cool
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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2008, 07:58:14 PM »

either getting my mutli, instrument, and commercial license at UND.

Or getting vectors directly over KMSP immediately following getting my private certificate when i was 18
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2008, 08:07:23 PM »

Hmmm...nice topic.  Hopefully, after this Saturday mine will be "When I got back to KSCH and was a Private Pilot".  Wish me luck on the checkride.

As far as a "that was COOL" moment other than first solo as that's too easy, it was doing pattern work at KSCH one afternoon.  Two of us in the pattern, left traffic, Runway 4.  A jet was taxiing and wanted to depart Runway 22, the reciprocal of my runway...obviously.  Tower told the lead A/C upon T&G to make right traffic Runway 4.  We came in and were told to make LEFT traffic Runway 4.  She then instructed the A/C on right traffic to make left 360's midfield on the downwind and instructed us to make right 360's midfield on the downwind.  Once we were both circling, she gave t/o clearance to the corporate jet for Runway 22.  After one final revolution to give the 2 min for wake, she released us from our holds, pointed out the other A/C to me sequenced us back in, got us both back on left traffic and back to normal T&G work.

It was just one of those moments where you stop and think, "WOW!  These guys and girls are REALLY well trained and do a hell of a job!"  Dunno, it was just nice to see someone come up with a clever solution to keep everyone happy and separated.
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