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SODA Story Goes...

Posted 08-18-2015 at 03:41 PM by n122vu
Updated 08-18-2015 at 08:13 PM by n122vu

This was one of the biggest milestones I've been wanting to get behind me since I started flying - my Medical Flight Test. The day has arrived. We're flying to KJVY to meet the FAA Airman Safety Inspector (ASI) who will be evaluating my performance to ensure my visual deficit is not a factor in my abilities. There are two possible outcomes: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.

This will be a slightly long post as it is really three flights in one.

I arrived at the airport...
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Flights 28 & 29 - Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Posted 08-06-2015 at 02:59 PM by n122vu
Updated 08-07-2015 at 12:01 PM by n122vu

("Old dog" referring to my age, not my time as a pilot here)

It's been a busy week for me as far as flying goes - for the first time in almost a year I got two flights in. Monday was the first. Already different from the norm in that I usually fly on Tuesdays, this would be a flight that would stretch me, and also teach me some valuable skills with regards to landing an airplane.

Monday, 8/3 I'll skip the uneventful account of preflight & run-up and...
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A Millennium in Space pt 1/?

Posted 08-06-2015 at 03:49 AM by fsci123

I always have ideals for space related fiction but I dont have time to write them in actual books. Im also bad at writing so i dont need a lot literary criticism. And im procrastinating on some of my music projects so writing this bizarre piece of fiction is something im doing.

tl;dr this is timeline with random quotes and commentary of space stuff for the next 1000 years

The First Century or so

Even though...
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July 28, 2015 - A Day I Will Never Forget

Posted 08-03-2015 at 03:06 PM by n122vu
Updated 08-03-2015 at 03:09 PM by n122vu

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...."
- John Gillespie Magee, Jr., "High Flight"...
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Flight 25 - Over the River

Posted 07-27-2015 at 07:09 PM by n122vu
Updated 07-28-2015 at 02:57 PM by n122vu (Update title to include flight number)

After another, long, multi-week delay, I finally got back in the air last Tuesday evening. Yes, the engine was back in the plane two weeks ago. However, contrary to what my CFI and I understood, it was a brand new engine that had to be broken in. The first 4 hours on the engine have to be cross-country flight. Not that big a deal, right? If everything goes right, it's not. Since when has anything about these delays gone as expected though? Long story short, on the evening of 7/13 during the...
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