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    I am now an FAA license private helicopter pilot.

    The next black helicopter you see might just be flown by me!

    :banana:
     
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    Congratulations.
     
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    THAT WAS YOU ???? :bye1:
     
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    Should I duck? :tng:

    All kidding aside, congratulations.
     
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    sure hope it is not "Blackhawk down"...better pay close attention to the shear pins in the tail rotor............ :halo:
     
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    Knave! You didn't come here to see me? Congrats! Really!!!
     
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    Fantastic! That is something on my "list of things to do."

    Congrats!!
     
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    No kidding... my examiner today is around 60 years old, and flew attack helicopters in Vietnam. That old boy had a LOT of stories. The first thing he asked me to do is open up the Federal Aviation Regulations and read a passage:

    "Which one?" I ask.

    "Any paragraph you find interesting."

    "Er... okay..." And I proceed to read out loud the oxygen regulations.

    He asks me what I found interesting about that part of the regulations.

    "Well, it's actually kind of a dry read, I say, but its important to remember."

    "You bet, he says. And there is something about the words on that page which is EXTREMELY important."

    At this point I'm totally wondering where he is going with this, as he lets me go on about making more comments about the importance of oxygen at high altitude, but finally says...

    "Well, those are good answers, but your still missing the most important part. It's the ink which was used to make these regulations. Becuase they were written in BLOOD. :shocked:

    And so began my checkride.
     
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    Well that had to leave you speechless. I'm sure something YOU are NOT used to. :shocked:
     
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    Everyone at the school pretty much has memories like that from him in their own checkrides. Like I said, he was a real character. And quite effective.
     

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