Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flight Training Day 4 - First Flight

36 comments:

V Wing said...

WOW!

V Wing said...

Wow,that's so much more amazing than I even thought it would be.

Andy V said...

Thanks for the ride...I'm sure glad you got that camera!

rj said...

I must admit...pretty damn cool...

shawn said...

That baby flies a lot faster than I thought. Especially zippy on the take off. You did an awesome job!

I want one..

Hollis said...

Wow! Bravo!

mohave rat said...

congrats birdman! congrats! awesome!

THORNWALKER said...

Very nice! Congratulations. Got a flight nickname picked out?

Chris Miller said...

With the wind today, we are seriously surprised that you survived. Well done!

JB said...

AWESOME MAN!!!!

Gene Adcock said...

Believe I felt some of your excitement! Glad you had the camera. Thanks for sharing.

Dale said...

Ha Ha any landing you can walk away from is a good one. That's gotta be a rush and a half.

bayrider said...

Coming in low and fast! Hell yeah, all my senses were kinda lit up there, felt like I was along for the ride!

Do they have enough range that you can run errands into town with them?

WhyR said...

Most awesome, John!
Flight gives you an amazing view of the surroundings- it looked like you were level with the top of Panther Mountain.

Can't wait to hear your impressions.

Vic said...

Yay! TFL 1 has taken to the air!!! Nice job flying. And thanks for the video with sound ... it was awesome to share the experience with you!

JohnnyM said...

Great job JW!

Todd and Tina said...

Absolutely amazing John! That is a lot higher than I thought it would go. Fantastic views of the desert! Thanks for sharing your ride with us!

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David Smith said...

Whoa! That looks intense getting that high up in the air so fast. Way to go!

Cat said...

Hats off to you John. Thats what I call testicular fortitude. I hope we get to see many more flights. Well done.

Ronald Mahan said...

Great job Pilot John!

All that hard work, preparation, study, etc., has given you something you will have to treasure the rest of your life. And now I know why you so carefully prepared your landing area.

And we all thank you for sharing your great adventure with us earthbound mortals!

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pamit said...

Wow! Awesome...did I hear your instructor call you "Maverick"?

Great production values in this little flick too. It's stomach-churning when the sound of the motor drops down...like you are going to plummet to earth. Yikes!

David said...

Awesome. Great job, John!

pw said...

yep, maverick is good! Would love to see the landing!

Fester said...

Freaking Awesome John. Just think of the experiences that await you....

tffnguy said...

Next stop the Devil's Playground???

Lisa's Thoughts said...

Congrats on the flight and thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Thoughts said...

Congrats on the flight and thanks for sharing!

K1MGY said...

Looked as if in your face-first touchdown the apparatus was on top of you. Is that true? How much does it weigh?

Can you solo without ground support? Video good, but tell us more.

Ben's reaction?

Blogger Profile said...

Wow, that looks like a ton of fun! I wasn't originally interested, but after that video it looks damn impressive.

Thanks for sharing.

Milton said...

Way,way cool John.Great video.

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Jim said...

Awesome! That's going to great to see the desert from the sky.

Joseph Pritchard said...

Yay Airman John!

West Tx at Heart said...

Outstanding!!! Congrats.