Monday, February 06, 2006
Permanent Pilot Certificate
I finally received my permanent pilot certificate in the mail today. I've officially been a private pilot since I turned off the engine at the end of my checkride, but at that time all I got was temporary certificate, which is just a paper form with typewritten information on it.
In contrast, the permanent certificate looks a bit like a credit card, but much more governmental. You can see an example of the front and of the back. (Those are the Wright brothers in the background, if you're wondering.)
If you want to see mine, just ask. It's pretty. Shiny. Oooooh.
Actually, I flew quite a bit during December. I only flew once during January, with the scuba lessons and other things taking my time, but I hope to keep flying at least once or twice a month.
I hope to get checked out on the school's new glass-cockpit Archer III some time this month.
The weather must definately be better where you are - it's been a dismal failure of a winter up here as far as flying is concerned.
I've got a flight scheduled tommorow though to take up my first passenger..
Surpringly, the weather doesn't look like it's going to close in on me..at this point. :)