Pilot Introductions

Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby jiva602 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:35 am

davenicoll wrote:
I found it very professional and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Now I need to brush up and get the ratings done...Off to revise for the V1..

I highly recommend it and am going to sign up.

Thank you to the controller at San Luis Tower last night and hope to see you all in the skies

Thank you


Hello Dave,

I agree with you about the professionalism. I just did my first flight (L52-KSBP) two days ago - a bit nerve-racking - but very satisfying.

I heard three different controllers on the radio during the 2+ hours I was on, each with a different style - all very professional.

Last night I did another non towered to towered and had a great time.

I have very little time to sim, but when I do, it will be on PE. Hope to see you out and about someday :)

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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby gsuoumu » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:49 am

Hi everyone.

My name's Todd and unlike what it appears is the majority here, I'm pretty brand-spankin' new at flight sims. I've only been flying for about two weeks, all offline, and came in with very little/no working knowledge of planes or airspace rules. But I've always been fascinated in logistics of ATC and flight planning as a whole, so when I got interested in flight sim I sort of dove right in.

I enjoy the logistical side of a true flight simulation environment and that obviously includes ATC and airspace rules alike. So I've spent most of my flight sim experience flying under as much offline simulation as possible. I've actually enjoyed watching and listening hours worth of Keith's Pilotedge Workshops - I've probably watched about 15 hours worth of those workshop videos so far because I actually enjoyed learning about those topics. Began watching with the VFR videos and have transitioned now into some IFR videos.

Coming to learn and because I know I want this to be a true simulation, I don't want to get into bad habits by using the in-sim ATC for too long. I'm crawling at a snails pace in my C172 for the time being, but hoping to build my knowledge along the way.

Nice to get involved in a dedicated group!

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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby Kyle.Sanders » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:01 pm

Welcome Todd!
Sounds like you are ready to take on the training program!
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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby gsuoumu » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:21 pm

Kyle.Sanders wrote:Welcome Todd!
Sounds like you are ready to take on the training program!

Indeed I am! Did the CAT-1 tonight and I'll be doing a flight or two tomorrow as well. I've got the bug, as they say.
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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby kleistad » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:30 am

Hi everyone!

Not really new here, but i haven´t introduced my self before, and I just logged the first flights since january so I feel a bit new(I got an I-8 rating and the V-ratings, but today I was really nervous doing the first three CAT-ratings) :D

I´m a on and off simpilot with the hopes of getting my PPL one day when my economy will allow it.
Really love Pilotedge and the work you guys put into it, takes simming to a new level, and the workshops are fantastic :)
I´m here to learn and to get better at ATC-communication, as I know that would be my biggest problem in real life when flying.

Anyway, when you hear N187KT and nervous stuttering and "erm" and "om"´s, thats me desperatly trying to find the words so I can get back on the ground :lol:

Glad to be back on the network after almost one year, and hope I will be able to do it on a regular basis 8-)

See you on the ramp :)
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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby jamesgood72 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:28 pm

Hello everyone.

I am a real-life student pilot, struggling with radio, and finding PE is really helping me. I own N94805, a 1948 Ercoupe based at KGOO. I have flown to class D airports 4 times, and was never confident. I've now done 4 more flights to KSBP in PE, and am already feeling better. Just got my CAT-2 rating on here, and will keep working towards getting the rest.

I'm very glad that PE exists. Currently simming with X-Plane 10.51 (started on Flight Sim 2 on the C64 - we didn't have PE then).



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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby rtataryn » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:20 pm

Welcome James! Beautiful plane! Glad you here -- I wish I had PE during my training, but it is still excellent for staying proficient and continued learning even after the license is earned. Good luck with the training.
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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby Regent 013 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:33 pm

Hello all

After much contemplation and thought, I've decided to take the first few steps into the world of PE. For some background, I'm a former PPL student, post solo, and 7 hours short of min hours. Due to a few "issues" i'm now a permanent sim pilot who is looking for some "challenge" I"m probably going to sub in the not to near distance future and will dive in for the trial soon. So for now I'm looking forward to learning, flying and listening to you all. Hopefully i won't be a menace in the sky
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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby Goblin » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:02 am

Hi Everyone,

My name is Mike Frank. I've been a simulation pilot since about 1993. I started with all manor of combat flight simulations and never really paid much attention to GA or ATC. I'm also an electrical engineer and spent about 10 years designing military aviation electronics. I grew up about 3 miles from NAS Whidbey -- my dad served 30 years as an aviation structural mechanic. Sometime around 2010, I joined a virtual USNavy squadron that did pay attention to those details. Ultimately, that led me into GA simulation and my interest was piqued by what I was finding there. So, I had been flying around in FSX using the built in ATC -- which I eventually came to realize is pretty much useless. I've been getting more and more interested in real world flying, but I took a color blindness test and found that I am a "Strong Deutan". Pretty badly red-green colorblind. So, if I do this real world, the limits would be that could only fly in the day VFR and I would not be allowed to fly were a radio is required. The reason being that if I have a radio failure, I'd have to rely on light signals and I wouldn't be able to interpret the colors.

So, anyway, I came to PE, because I'm looking for a better representation of real world flight. I've had zero flight instruction; everything I've learned has been from reading and watching videos. My apologies to the poor PE controllers who have to listen to me butcher my radio calls. I've done 3 or 4 flights now during the trial period and I'm starting to get control of my nerves. Seems like my brain liquefies whenever I push the PTT button and I nearly forget my name. I think with continued experience and repetition this will calm down more. I've done the CAT-1 and CAT-2, but I think I might want to do more flights just to get used to being on the radio.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing you all out in the PE sky!

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Re: Pilot Introductions

Postby Keith Smith » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:47 am

Great story, Mike! If I may, try the CAT-3 and CAT-4, then STOP and do variations on the CAT-4 (flying between two Class D airports, clear of Class B/C airspace) until you're no longer learning anything new when doing those flights, then move on to the CAT-5 and beyond.
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