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originally posted by: charolais
I try not to post too much personal information on here (something that comes natural to most on ATS)... but I am proud to say that I have earned my PPL this past week. This is something that I have been working on for the past 7 months quite religiously (studying most nights after work, studying during lunch at work and taking lessons on the weekend). I ended up passing my check ride after 54 hours in a Piper and managed to score a 97 on my FAA Knowledge Test. It might not seem like a big accomplishment to most, but I am excited to start this next chapter in my life.
Ever since my first lesson I have loved being in the air. There really is not a good way to explain it, and honestly it's the best stress reliever I've ever experienced (with the exception of coming into a very busy traffic pattern as a student pilot ) . It is going to be difficult not to spend all my money on plane rentals every weekend from now on
originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: charolais
My husband has had his pilot's license for many years.Remember to keep
yourself healthy,the FAA can and will ground you if you ever fail a medical
exam.That happened to my husband,he lost his medical.
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: charolais
A great accomplishment! I have been interested in getting my own private license as well for flying helicopters. I am still a bit hesitant to go as high as planes do. A couple of questions since this topic relates to my own goals.
*How frequently do you take classes? Is this a weekend thing, 3 days a week, so many hours a month on your own schedule type thing?
*Did you become qualified for planes only, or is this license applicable for helicopters as well??
*How affordable were these courses? Did you have to secure financing, or was this like under $10,000 to achieve? If its up to 10k I can pay it in cash, but anything above that I will have to finance. Does it need to paid up front, per class, or down the road?
I dont know how your training applies to helicopter training, but I figured since it is a related field you may have some insight.
Dont forget to start posting video when you do make your independent flights
originally posted by: ReadLeader
Congrats. Don't slip it in on the cross-wind runway with full flaps or you'll #uck up your whole day. My Instructor used to tell me that. Flying was awesome, until it lead to skydiving