New Beginnings
User Topic: Took flight - another NB
Member # 30742
Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

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.

Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.

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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

Yay for you! That is truly awesome!

me: BS
him: XWS

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Default  Posted: 2:27 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

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)]

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Default  Posted: 4:22 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

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

Me:BW 46, Him:WH 50
two kids DD14 and DS17
Married 26 years
OW 28, crew member (he was the ships captain)
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Default  Posted: 5:38 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

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

Congratulations - what an achievement!!!

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - FranÁois-Marie Arouet

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Happy  Posted: 6:14 PM, June 8th (Saturday)


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

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Just married 7/4/13

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Default  Posted: 7:38 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

Wow! This is great! Congrats!!!

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

Posts: 681 | Registered: Nov 2007 | From: southeast
Member # 30742
Default  Posted: 8:17 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

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!

Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.

Posts: 1260 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, June 9th (Sunday)


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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