Finally got my wings of gold

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  1. FLMarine

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    Yep, finally got the wings of gold. I'll be flying CH-46E's now. The 46 was my first choice so I'm pretty stoked. I also took the FAA exam for my commerical rotor and fixed wing rating which I should get the little plastic cards any day now. Next stop is San Diego for several months learning the in's and out's of the 46.
     
  2. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Congrads, Rotorhead! I know you are happy, as I am about to re-start flight training myself. (civvy) The CH-46 are the Chinook or Sea Knights?
     

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    The 46 is the Sea Knight also know as the Phrog.
     
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    Congratulations! I myself will be flying up to NAS Pensacola on wednesday the 9th to drop off the wife of a friend of mine's. He's graduating Navy OCS this week.

    He keeps trying to convince me to go get a commission. At 28 with a CFII in helicopters and 1500 hours, I might be getting a little old.
     
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    Congrats, FLMarine! No small feat, that.
     
  6. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    Congrats!!!!

    Seems like not too long ago you were just starting training.

    How was it?
     
  7. FL-obiwan

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    Semper Fi, Mac. Congrats

    Are the "frogs" the exact same birds that we used in RVN? I didn't fly them (bad eyes), but I rode in the back of many. I didn't know that they were still building them.
     
  8. F14Scott

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    Congratulations, Aviator.

    Have fun in San Diego; it's an awesome town.

    Study hard at the RAG, but play hard, too.

    Try to get SERE school in June or September: best WX.

    Listen to the hairs on the back of your neck. When they stand up, abort, go around, or pull up (or stop, or whatever you helo bubbas do).

    Ooh Rah.
     
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    Congratulations!

    I spent 20 as an Army Aviatior, never had a bad day-well some were better than others, July 67 in Nam comes to mind. In any case you are starting a great career, with a great future in civy land afterwards, if you plan your cards correctly.

    And remember, if it feels bad its probably worse than that, power up, RFN.
     
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    good job thats not an easy test helecopters are a lot harder then jets or prop aircraft
     
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    I'm thinking of becomming a Naval Flight Officer. You don't get to fly outside of training, but the experience would be good and I have all my civilian ratings through CFII so I could fly on the outside in a club or something, or even buy my own plane. I have prior service as an army non-com, a 4-year aeronautical science degree, honors and stuff, and I even meet the age requirement with a good deal of comfort zone.

    Aviation is pretty damn dry in the civilian world, at least if you only have a few hundred hours. I need $$$ to pay back loans, some experience (which money can buy) and the NFO position is appealing. At least I'll be riding in airplanes a lot, coordinating, diving directions, etc....

    I don't have perfect vision or I would apply as an aviator (but I'm fine for class 1 civilian medical), but then again there are supposedly no naval pilot slots at this time anyway.

    Anyway, if I did this, I know I'd be in for quite a "ride" over the next few years. It's very enticing...
     
  13. M2 Carbine

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    Congratulations Aviator.

    Sometimes I wish I was starting over again:)


    Semper Fi