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jjk
08-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Just thought id share some Piccies my youngest DS (16) has been obsessed with planes since he was 2 and has wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember, as some of you know we spend lots of our spare time taking him to various airports etc. Last Thursday he took his first steps to making his dream come true and had his first lesson at Shoreham airport for his private pilots license.

Waiting for his go

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/rchtow/kieransflightadventures022.jpg

taxing towards the run way

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/rchtow/kieransflightadventures029.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/rchtow/kieransflightadventures031.jpg

Here he is after landing I was a tad relived at this point not sure you would get me in a plane that small however I have promised if he passes I will go for a flight with him:scared1:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/rchtow/kieransflightadventures033.jpg


it was a great day and he is hoping to be a commercial pilot one day but i have pointed out he will have to keep his cockpit cleaner than his bedroom :lmao:

queendisney
08-16-2012, 07:57 AM
aww..bet he had a fantastic time.:thumbsup2

Hopefully though he won't be practicing in a 747 from Gatwick on 3rd September at 1pm!!!:rotfl:

I used to jump out of plane that size many years ago now. :scared1: what was I thinking of!!!!

Hope he does well with his ambition...its great that he knows what he wants to do.:)

luke
08-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Love it.
Friend of mine was the same. Always wanted to be a pilot but after leaving school became an accountant. He started doing lessons like that then eventually quit his job and took up a pilot training course.

He is now a pilot for Easyjet.

Rain on parade time though - training to be a pilot is ridiculously expensive. My friend had to go to South Africa for a year (huge number of training schools over there which are cheaper than elsewhere) and from what I gather the course cost around 70,000 (that's seventy thousand!!!!!!).

Good luck to your son, I'm always jealous of my friend when he describes how is week is, flying here there and every where :)

:goodvibes

jjk
08-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Love it.
Friend of mine was the same. Always wanted to be a pilot but after leaving school became an accountant. He started doing lessons like that then eventually quit his job and took up a pilot training course.

He is now a pilot for Easyjet.

Rain on parade time though - training to be a pilot is ridiculously expensive. My friend had to go to South Africa for a year (huge number of training schools over there which are cheaper than elsewhere) and from what I gather the course cost around 70,000 (that's seventy thousand!!!!!!).

Good luck to your son, I'm always jealous of my friend when he describes how is week is, flying here there and every where :)

:goodvibes


:scared1: the costs involved are very scary but companies do offer a few scholorships and son is also considering the RAF, he is fully aware that its a very long tough expensive road but he is a determind chap im sure his future will involve some sort of aviation even if he does not quite manage his ultimate goal :) :wizard:pixiedust::wizard:

luke
08-16-2012, 01:08 PM
That's a good route, the RAF, I know a few of my friends colleagues are ex air force. The conversion course fees to commercial pilot are much less :)

:goodvibes

laura_<3
08-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Wow, bet he loved it!

My brother had flying lessons for his 18th birthday. He really enjoyed it :goodvibes

jockey
08-16-2012, 04:24 PM
Great pics it's a very addictive hobby. I bought my husband trial lessons years ago he ended up doing the commercial license etc and bought a share in a little PA28. Its expensive to train...best way is to try to get a part funded training program.

florida sun
08-16-2012, 04:42 PM
Fantastic photos, looks like he had a brilliant time:)

mandymouse
08-17-2012, 12:50 AM
Great pics Rachel, I bet he had a fab time ::yes::

When's his next lesson ? :)

Muscateer
08-17-2012, 02:11 AM
Oh wow so exciting for him. Great pics :goodvibes

jjk
08-17-2012, 02:28 AM
Great pics Rachel, I bet he had a fab time ::yes::

When's his next lesson ? :)

in a few weeks as they are expensive, we help a bit but he saves all his money. hes just turned 16 so he is hoping to get a part time job whilst studying at 6th form which should help :goodvibes