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Passed my Check Ride

Back in January, I wrote here about taking private pilot lessons. My post was inspired by one Greg wrote in December about mastering something difficult this year. Earlier this month I took an oral exam and then check ride with an designated examiner for the FAA, and I passed!

The next day, I piled my wife and a little bit of luggage into my Piper Cherokee, and took off for the coast. An hour and 15 minutes later, I was down at Ocracoke, part of the Outer Banks that would ordinarily take someone 6 hours or so to get to by car from Raleigh.

My wife and I got a lift to the local pub – really, the only one worth considering on Ocracoke – where I ordered a non-alcohol beverage and we got some shrimp and burgers, before flying south/southeast along the coast to Beaufort, North Carolina.

It was a ton of fun.


3 Comments so far

  1. Brian Brady July 1st, 2014 1:35 am

    Congrats Captain!

  2. Greg Swann July 1st, 2014 5:12 am

    Bravo, Damon. Keeping that spirit alive – that there is nothing you can’t master, just as you did as a teenager – will keep you young forever.

  3. Gabe Sanders July 5th, 2014 10:28 am

    Congrats on getting your license. Keep up the education as flying is lots of fun, but you need to be on your game at all times.