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  • krutch
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    I'm proud of her and I don't even know her. Best of wishes for her future.

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  • tmc_31
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    Sid, congratulations to your daughter and you. I soloed in 1975 in a Piper Colt. Got my shirt tail cut off.

    A few years ago a young lady named Lisa moved into the hangar next to me. She was just over 5'. She was a B-1 driver from Dyess AFB. She became an IP while at Dyess then transferred to the Air Force Academy to teach Gliders. While she was my neighbor she started flying a Cessna 140 which she sold after a year or so. Then she bought a Pitts S-1. She was a very impressive young woman.

    I was also privileged to meet a young woman who flew A-10's. Wow, she had some great stories

    Best of luck to your daughter, I hope she has at least half as much fun with aviation as I have.

    Tim

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  • sid pileski
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    I would say that ths kid has definate determination. She is a "damn the torpedos" sort.
    My other two are more conservative.

    Its funny how they are all bone at the same time, raised pretty much the same, yet all completely different!

    Sid

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  • Dragons_fire
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    Congrats to Her. My wife and I both had our pirvate pilots licenses before having drivers licenses! The instructor and I were doing touch and gos, and we touched down, he took control and stopped the aircraft, then opened the door, stepped out, said "have fun" and then walked away... I had about 8 hours of official instruction in a Piper Tomahawk when i solo'd, but i had done lots of "intro" flights before that and used to "play" with my flight sim every night after school.

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  • browne92
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    Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    You can see the serious focus in that kid, very cool and yes much pride is a good thing...
    That's the first thing I noticed...she looked quite determined.

    Congrats to her. Sounds like she has a plan and knows exactly where she want to be.

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  • wierdscience
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    Congrats Sid,so good to see kids stepping up and becoming adults!

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  • Lew Hartswick
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    May I suggest the next step is Sail Plane transition. She will have a ball there also. :-)
    ...lew...

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  • radkins
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    My solo happened in 1976 in a Cessna 150 and it was a flight I will never forget for a couple of reasons! First was the kind of loneliness that can only be experienced by looking over at that empty right seat but the real excitement came when due to my nervousness I failed to properly secure that little door on the right side of the cowling after checking the oil, all went well at first but at the slightest bank to the left that thing started banging away and scared the you-know-what out of me! I realized quickly that flying straight ahead seemed normal but the clattering in even a gentle left bank was unnerving to say the least, actually it wasn't all that loud but I didn't know what was causing it so it was highly amplified by my nervousness and when I exited the plane after landing I was so tensed up I was actually sore the next day. We all got a good laugh that day but it sure didn't seem funny at the time.

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  • chipmaker4130
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    Originally posted by sid pileski View Post
    . . .she is only 5', so she is too short to be a fighter pilot!. . .
    Hey, she's tall enough for her feet to reach the ground and that'll work for a lot of flying jobs. It isn't fighters, but after more than 34 years of commercial flying I still find it fun. There is also drug interdiction plus all sorts of law enforcement possibilities that add a little excitement to the work.

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  • Toolguy
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    In that case, they deserve equal time. It's only fair! Let's have some pics and biography on the other two!

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  • sid pileski
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    Originally posted by mooney1el View Post
    " What a Feeling"! Irene Cara's famous music from Flashdance popped into mind as I read your description. Congratulations to her and to you too for the wonderful job you've done.
    Thanks! I hope we did a good job! However, she's only 1/3 of my group. She's a triplet. The other two are
    also headed off to college!

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  • mooney1el
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    " What a Feeling"! Irene Cara's famous music from Flashdance popped into mind as I read your description. Congratulations to her and to you too for the wonderful job you've done.

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  • lwalker
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post
    I kept looking at the right seat during my three TOs and landings; couldn't believe I was alone.
    I also soloed in a C152 and that was the thing that freaked me out. I was totally fine all the way from taxiing through takeoff, but I was in a right hand pattern and when I looked over at my right wing before the first turn and it sunk in that there was no one in that seat, my heart skipped a few beats. Besides that it was pretty uneventful (except for my instructor having the tower controller tell me to go around just as I was flaring for the second landing).

    And you guys are right: that was back in 1991 and I still remember that afternoon like it was yesterday.

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  • sid pileski
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    My daughter actually job shadowed a woman (Major I think??) that is a navigator on C130's out of the ANG base in Scotia NY. They are the ones that fly the SkiBirds with rocket assist.
    We got to sit in the right and left seats! I liked the little steering wheel to control the front landing gear direction.

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  • lakeside53
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    It may not hold her back. The son of a friend has a recent major in History, and just got accepted into Officer training for the Air National Guard to fly C130's. He has about 100 hours of private pilot flight experience and no prior job since college. He's so happy someone will pay for him to learn how to fly, and he can still pursue a civilian flying job.

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