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Peter Z KCLE_EDDN

I did it, I did it, I did it, I passed my FAA checkride

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Hi there,just wanted to express my happyness about my private checkride today. After less than 2 months (and 2 real engine failures during private) I finally had my checkride today and now I'm officially a pilot :-)Comair is really awsome, they make you study until you don't even want to flightsim anymore ;-) but that's the way to go when the students are expected to consistently score above 90%.Anyways, I was nervous as I could be and even my short- and softfield landings were good, despite of a 12 knot direct crosswind. Well they were not the prettiest, but...... ;-)I just wanted to post this as an update to my progress at Comair here in Sanford, FL as I still blame Avsim and its community for my aviation enthusiasm ;-) I'll be starting instrument next Monday.Take care,Peterhttp://members.aol.com/pzsoulman/myhomepage/logo.gifAthlonXP2000,AbitKX7-333(latest4in1),512MB/2700SDRAM,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.30.82),SBlive(WDM5.1.2601.0)

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awesome buddy....wish i could.....my eyes prevent me from doing that....good luck on the instruments...won't be a problem i guess? :-)see ya....Tom van der ElstUhhhh.....well i've got no fancy line to type down here....if you know one....let me know...maybe i'll look smarter then *:-*DASH 7 FOREVER! :-bla

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Geez two engine failures in two months?!! Perhaps Comair has some maintenance issues... Yikes!Good job getting your private done. :)

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Comair in Florida? I can attest to those nasty gusting crosswinds today. Congrats on the ticket, and enjoy the outside view while you can. Instrument is a whole different story ;). I just started my commercial and its SOOOO hard to get used to looking outside again.

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Awesome Peter! Congrats!!It's a life changing event, earning your wings. I encourage the rest of you out there that if you someday want to fly...DO IT...you only live once. Make your dreams come true!I'm a changed person since earning my private pilot certificate and I love sharing general aviation with friends and family.Good luck on your future training Peter!!

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Outstanding! How exciting! Congratulations and good luck as you continue. Oh yea, I'm jealous! ;)KP

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Congratulations, Peter!It took me over 9 years (large gap in the midle of that time) and 2 CFI's in 2 states to get my private. Now also working on my written!Bruce.

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Congratulations and best wishes on your future endeavors in aviation! If you are preparing for a career, your timing is right.Enjoy the instrument training, in my opinion it is the most exciting part of the whole deal.Good luck,Charles

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Kick A$$! Great Job! A whole world of $100 burgers and fun awaits you! So take time and enjoy it! I know I have!Congrats and take care!

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I just wanted to thank you all for your kind words, it is really appreciated. This shows what a great community Avsim has where students from all over the world, different places and different schools don't compete but share the enthusiasm.Yea, those two engine outs were pretty weird to say the least. The first one was a ripped main oil hose while doing some pattern work (right after the aircraft came out of the annual) and the second one was a carburator problem at 3,500 feet over a lake (Lake Apopka) near a little airport called Orlando Country. Fortunately both emergency landings were uneventfull (even though I must say it looks scary to be able to read the serial number of the prop while you're in flight ;-) . This is where the excellent training comes in handy, yet both times the flight instructor obviously took over the controlls while I did the radio calls and emergency checklists.Thanks again guys,Peterhttp://members.aol.com/pzsoulman/myhomepage/logo.gifAthlonXP2000,AbitKX7-333(latest4in1),512MB/2700SDRAM,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.30.82),SBlive(WDM5.1.2601.0)

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