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Private Pilot Lesson #1

  April 2nd, 2015. The adventure begins. Daylight Savings Time had settled in, the sun was going down later, and I happened to have a work engagement out in Kew Gardens, Queens. I figured this was as good a time as any, since being out there already put me halfway to KFRG. Well, sort of, but hey, it served as …

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Officially A Student Pilot

I went for my 3rd-class medical exam yesterday. Why the 3rd-class, you ask? Why didn’t you spring for the 1st-class medical certificate, printed on paper made of caviar, with gold leaf lettering? Because I don’t need it! All that is required for the Private Pilot Certificate is a 3rd-class medical, which is much less rigorous an exam than a 2nd- …

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Off We Go

Well, here we are. This has been a long time coming. I am currently (finally) studying/training for my my Private Pilot Certificate. This, as far as finances and convenience go, the worst time in my life to do this. I live in Brooklyn (the NYC area probably has the most expensive everything in the country, including flying lessons), and I …