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Private Pilot! [Jun. 21st, 2006|04:43 pm]
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I passed my pilot test today! It was really warm out, so the examiner started cutting the test maneuvers to their bare minimums (the engine was near red on oil temp). But I passed, and now I can fly passengers!
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[User Picture]From: muppetaphrodite
2006-06-22 12:08 am (UTC)
So, so cool. Congratulations! :) Is ABTechAir in your future?
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-22 12:25 am (UTC)
Getting to vegas in a Cessna 172 is adventuresome enough. Pittsburgh would be a several day journey, if you could do it at all (weather and so on)...

For the same reason, you'll likely not see me in the skies over Seattle any time soon.

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[User Picture]From: klari
2006-06-22 04:01 pm (UTC)
Are you picking me up on your way to vegas? I am mostly on the way. :-D
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[User Picture]From: jgrafton
2006-06-22 12:38 am (UTC)
eep, head for the bunkers!

by which I mean congrats :)
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-23 06:00 am (UTC)
Santa Barbara, is, however, in range :)
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[User Picture]From: denorae
2006-06-22 01:24 am (UTC)
Congrats! Now you have a really great place to take a date ;)
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-22 01:27 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: balter
2006-06-22 02:02 am (UTC)
Congrats!

Re: red on oil temp -- it doesn't get that hot here. How do they fly those planes in the deserts?
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-22 02:06 am (UTC)
According to my examiner, in many cases they don't. Or they do so very carefully (full power only at takeoff, for example).

Also, there's far far better cooled engines than the one I was using.
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From: yaello
2006-06-22 02:22 am (UTC)
congrats! when do you pick me up? :D
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-23 06:00 am (UTC)
When will you be in California?
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[User Picture]From: teratic
2006-06-22 06:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I misread your title as "Pirate Pilot" at first, which would have been cool. Flying a plane with an eye patch seems like a bad idea though...
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-22 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess I am a captain of the plane, so being a pirate captain sounds like fun. Arrrrrr.

Not sure I'd want a parrot on my shoulder in the plane with me though....
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[User Picture]From: denorae
2006-06-23 03:01 am (UTC)
You probably wouldn't want an eye patch either ;)
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-06-23 06:02 am (UTC)
Maybe I'll just go for the puffy pirate shirt then.
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[User Picture]From: mizmoose
2006-06-23 03:12 am (UTC)
Congratulations!


*sniff* Little Robbie is getting all growed up.
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