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    Man I wish I would have started this about 20 years ago! Yesterday I did my first solo cross country down to Kenai. It is really starting to sink in that this is becoming a reality!











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    Lucky Dog!!! That's something I regret not doing. Guess it's not to late...............

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    Congratulations!
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    So are you close to getting your private then? What type camera are you using?

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    Looks like someone has some gopro cameras

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    Yes, I have two gopro camera's and my cell phone camera that took these shots. I am very close to finishing now. I just have to do one more 2 hour cross country and a little prep and I will be taking my check ride soon! Then I get to put skis on and learn that!
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    Nice pics.
    My first solo was like my first brown bear encounter.
    Glad I survived both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    Man I wish I would have started this about 20 years ago! Yesterday I did my first solo cross country down to Kenai. It is really starting to sink in that this is becoming a reality!










    Congrats...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by logman 49 View Post
    Lucky Dog!!! That's something I regret not doing. Guess it's not to late...............
    Nope......I know somebody that did it when he turned 60
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Congrats!

    My 16 y/o has ~28 hours in a 172 and solo'd back in December - His 17th b-day is in November can't come soon enough for him! I don't fly but he's been headed that direction since he could walk.

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    Nice job Cory! This reminds me that I owe you a call (or two).

    Hurry up and get those skis on, the best ski flying is coming up fast!

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrates. I stopped my lessons last year but am getting ready to start back up. It is such a rush of fear and fun!
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    Great Job!

    Who ever came up with the term:

    Live!
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    Never did their first solo or first cross country or they would have added that to the saying!!!

    Be Safe!

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    Congrats! Cross countries are fun, especially knowing all of your training is coming together!

    Love the pictures. How do you mount your GoPros? That's pretty neat!

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    Well good for you, I did my first solo cross country about the same time of year mid feb as I recall, I will have to dig out that logbook some time and see but it was 38 years ago. Next to your first solo, its the next best thing. There is nothing quit like leaving the local area taking a heading and keeping track on a sectional and getting your logbook signed at your destination. Back in the day we had to do that to show we actually did it. There were no GPS's back then, and the state of the art radio was the King KX-170B. I still have the opinion that having KX-170B's in an airplane or helicopter is still a very good thing. The most bullet proof user friendly radio I ever hand the pleasure to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Country View Post
    Nice job Cory! This reminds me that I owe you a call (or two).

    Hurry up and get those skis on, the best ski flying is coming up fast!
    Hey bud, I am seriously hoping to get the ski's on yet this winter! Ya, give me a call when you get a chance. I think I was landing at Birchwood a few weeks ago when you were taking off. Looking forward to flying with you again!


    Quote Originally Posted by alaskabliss View Post
    Congrates. I stopped my lessons last year but am getting ready to start back up. It is such a rush of fear and fun!
    Definitely do it! I cannot imagine stopping... Ever!
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    Congrats....

    Your first log cross country solo will always stick with you...

    Nice photo work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    Man I wish I would have started this about 20 years ago! Yesterday I did my first solo cross country down to Kenai. It is really starting to sink in that this is becoming a reality!
    Congratulations! I can't imagine how awesome that must have felt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Congrats....

    Your first log cross country solo will always stick with you...

    Nice photo work...
    Know what, FP? I had to go back to my first log book to remember my first solo cross country. Must be getting senile !!!

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