MIL Solo day!

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  1. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Today I flew without my instructor in the cockpit. Started off nervous as hell. Imagine taking the training wheels off your bicycle for the first time, and then peddling down the Alps. That's how I felt at the beginning. After taking off I quickly calmed down and did the required 3 traffic patterns. My landing wasn't the prettiest, but I got it on the ground. I guess that's what really matters. Overall I was pleased, but I still need to work on relaxing in the cockpit. My thighs get a good workout from all of the body english in the cockpit. Overall though I think I am doing pretty well and am loving flying. Only up from here, pardon the pun.
     
  2. tolomei

    tolomei Leaving Las *****-Vegas

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    I fear for any of your passengers. :eek3:

    Good job bro.
     
  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    OMG, they let you have the thing by yourself? My kid flew today at Chuckie Cheese... in the pedal helo.
     
  4. :rofl: except the bike costs more than $85 haha
     
  5. jmx2323

    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    helo right?

    I remember my first solo in a plane....I was'nt nervous untill the engine cut out going 60 (10 mph below rotate speed) and had to do an emergency stop. LOL first solo was a few days later, everything went fine.
     
  6. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    "If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe." - anonymous
     
  7. b16

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    which craft did you fly?
     
  8. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Good job :bigthumb:
     
  9. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Turns out that my neighbor / friend is probably one of the more senior Blackhawk warrants around...he flies the U'R CDR all the time. Get a Blackhawk assignment and I'll make sure you get this unit.
     
  10. burton564

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    i'd say go 160th, unless you really want to fly 64s
     
  11. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    PM me his last name.
     
  12. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    TH-67, the trainer helo.
     
  13. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I will keep that in mind, but the BH is at the bottom of my list. Chinooks are what I want to fly.
     
  14. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    :bigok:
     
  15. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    Congrats, Barckac!
    thats a day you'll remember forever! did they cut your T-Shirt?
    I
     
  16. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Cut my t-shirt?
     
  17. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    when i soloed for the first time, they cut the back off of my t shirt, my instructor said it was tradition. might be a fixed wing thing :dunno:
     
  18. jmx2323

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    yeah my flt instructor said he was gonna do that, i told him I would kick his ass if he did that
     
  19. NEp8ntballer

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    depending on the shirt I wouldn't mind, but most of the shirts that I wear are only one year runs.
     
  20. TwoRotor7

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    Congrats man! Solo is nerve racking... Good luck with the training.
     
  21. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I still can't believe they trust you with a multimillion dollar aircraft:noes:

    grats though bud:bigthumb:
     

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