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Just over three weeks from the time she started, Sarah was able to pass her checkride and go back home with a new Private Pilot’s license! It was great having her out with us and we hope to see her visit again for the two week IFR course. Happy flying Sarah!

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My wife knew that I had always wanted to be a pilot, and bought me an introductory flight at Pacific Skies Aviation for my birthday. That flight was awesome: My instructor worked the radios and the rudder and all I had to worry about was the yoke, which is hands-down the best part of flying. That old part of me that had always wanted to be a pilot was completely reawakened.

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It was a cold November morning that I met up with my instructor at 0700...

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I started my flight training in another state and when I had to move to Los Angeles, I was certain that I'd have to start again from square one....

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As someone who usually has his emotions well under control I was surprised by how nervous I got in the days leading up to my checkride.  My preparation flights left me with a good understanding of how I would be tested but I felt my performance wasn't as sharp as it could have been...

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Like many, I've been interested in flying since childhood, but in the past year I've REALLY begun to geek out on aviation. Learning to fly has become a mild obsession for me, but a relative lack of time and money have kept me on the ground...

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We went for a nice flight to Hawthorne airport early in the morning to do some pattern work. It was a pretty good lesson and after 1hour we flew back to Torrance and were joking around as usual...

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