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Started September 17th at KLZU

A little late with this, had a hectic two and a half weeks with starting at ATP and my girlfriend’s car breaking down, making me her chauffeur to/from medical school for the time being lol.

I started September 17th in Lawrenceville, Georgia at KLZU, and it has been a great experience so far. All of the instructors are very knowledgeable, and the weather has been as cooperative as one could hope for! I should be completing my solo portion in about three weeks to a month from now!

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Zach,

Thanks for the update. Keep them coming!

Chris

Finally freaking got my PPL today. Weather has severely delayed things for me. Going to be doing two flights a day for like three weeks to get caught up haha. Having a blast though, nothing negative to say!

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Congratulations!! That is a great accomplishment. Welcome to the pilot club and thank you for the update.

Chris

Thank you Chris!

Just wanted to check in and say that I’m in the crew stage finally! Currently stuck in Nashville due to the crazy wind shear

Zachary,

That is great, it is certainly the most enjoyable part of the program. Enjoy it, almost feels like airline flying.

Chris

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Got my commercial SE license this afternoon! Fun checkride

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Zach,

Congratulations!! That is an awesome achievement. Keep up the good work.

Chris

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Finally passed my CFI checkride yesterday! Huge weight off my shoulders haha

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Feeling good, I imagine!? That’s the most valuable rating, IMO.

Thoughts on where you would like to teach?

Tory

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Zach,

That is awesome! Congratulations!!!

Chris

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It is a massive weight off my shoulders for sure. I’m going to try and teach here at LZU, but my loan payments will be quite high, so I might end up having two instructing jobs wherever I can find them.

My girlfriend is in Med-School here in Atlanta, so I’m hoping to stay in the area, even if it is outside of ATP. Maybe do some flight reviews on the side, who knows. Many more options now that I have the CFI cert!

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It is great to have options and be able to make money :slight_smile:

Please keep us up to date as you progress through your career.

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I definitely will