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fraeuken posted 6/8/2013 13:21 PM

Ever since the first time I set foot on an airplane at the advanced age of 20 I have dreamt about flying a plane myself on of these days.

Well, I never had the money, then got married, had kids and XH thought my dream was just not worth pursuing while his were, so again, there was no money....

Last weekend I had my introductory flight lessons, I have applied for my license with the TSA and when I hopefully have approval in about 4 - 6 weeks I will realize this dream. If I have to eat Top Ramen every that day my kids are not with me, I will.

Another NB, spreading those wings as far as I can.

waiting2see posted 6/8/2013 13:30 PM

Yay for you! That is truly awesome!

gma56 posted 6/8/2013 14:27 PM

Dreams do come true !
Enjoy the journey of flying ! Ft and I flew for years, everywhere ! We had a Cessna and logged many hours in it.

[This message edited by gma56 at 2:28 PM, June 8th (Saturday)]

MyVoice posted 6/8/2013 16:22 PM

Go you! I don't even know you and I'm so proud

Jrazz posted 6/8/2013 17:38 PM

OMG that's amazing!!! I had no idea! I should have sat at your end of the table for longer...

Congratulations - what an achievement!!!

aLadypilot posted 6/8/2013 18:14 PM


Are you familiar with the group, Women in Aviation? Great group to get involved with. Also, the 99's. Have fun!

clralb posted 6/8/2013 19:38 PM

Wow! This is great! Congrats!!!

fraeuken posted 6/8/2013 20:17 PM

Jrazz, no problem, that's why I was running late on Saturday because the instructions went longer than anticipated.

aLadypilot, I will check out those groups, thank you!

Kuwaited posted 6/9/2013 19:53 PM


There is no better feeling than being up there on your own at the controls of an airplane!

I like this video.

Especially at about 0:50 to 1:05 where she realizes she's just completed her first solo takeoff and then again at about 5:05 where she makes her first solo landing.

The smile on her face says it all. And looks like she mouths "perfect" after her first landing...and it appear to have been.

Best of luck!

By John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew ó
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

[This message edited by Kuwaited at 7:54 PM, June 9th (Sunday)]

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