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I can cross that one off the list

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by three_bags_full, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    For all intents and purposes, I finished flight school tonight. Damn, that feels good to say.

    I still have a mostly symbolic three-week academic class remaining, but it's mostly an aviation planning course and will be super easy.

    Started this trip about 12 years ago, when I took my first ride in a Black Hawk, and knew I wanted to sit in the front seat, not the back (they're much more comfortable up front, by the way).

    I got to Fort Rucker about 18 months ago, and started flying a year ago, this week. And, tonight -- after a two-hour check ride -- I completed the Night/NVG (night vision goggles) course and put Lowe Army Heliport in the rear view for a while.

    I'll be back. Everyone always comes back. That's why they call it Mother Rucker.

    I won't pin my wings for another month, but as far as I'm concerned, it's ovah. Fin. Done. Complete.

    I'm drinking the celebratory ZiegenBock, as we speak.
  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Fantastic, t_b_f. You should be damn proud.

  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I'm more proud of this one than finishing college.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Having finished college myself, I can fully understand why you feel that way. Everything you do because of the last year will be much more exciting than what I managed to do in my career the last 25 years, and that includes covering Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series and a US Open, among many other things.

    You, sir, will be doing much bigger and better things. I just hope you keep letting us know about it all.
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    congrats man. will you still be stationed in this great state?
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    sportschick Active Member


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  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I was really hoping you were checking "threesome with Hawaiian Tropic girls" off your list, but this is still pretty exciting. Good for you, TBF. Congrats.
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Way to go, TBF. Hey, I have these really annoying neighbors. Now, I'm not suggesting you blow them up or anything. Just scare'em a little. Chopper over their house a couple nights in a row might just do the trick ...
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Yep. We're headed out the door now to go look for a house.
  10. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Well done, TBF!
  11. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    good luck house hunting. that area of the state is really nice, especially in the fall.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Best part of TBF's training, he can go scouting for houses from the air.

    Congrats man. You're one of the best people on here. I'm proud for you.
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