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Old 09-21-2022, 10:08 PM
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Default Flight training with my oldest Daughter

My oldest has quite a bit of time in the RV over the past 9 years, problem is it’s mostly been point to point XC. She can push the buttons, talk on the radio and hold alt/heading pretty darn good.

High schoolers’ and working dads are pretty busy but we finally settled on Wednesday evenings to prioritize a flight lesson, we’re currently several lessons in. Working on getting access to a traditional trainer at some point but for now the RV can spoil her.

She is NOT a fan of stalls, the questions came up last lesson so I decided it was a good time to try and acclimate her a bit. I used about 20-25% power for a less aggressive power on stall scenario, I demonstrated a couple and gave her the controls. Really wish I woulda captured her first couple reactions but we were busy, learning is occurring……..

View my video at https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Fly...mily/i-TLjMgxd
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:27 PM
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She's one lucky girl and you're one lucky dad. Cherish the moments!
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:09 PM
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Old 09-22-2022, 06:45 AM
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Congrats.
Very few of us Dads or Grand dads, get this privilege.

In this world, we would like our work to be enjoyable, as they say, love your job and never work a day in your life. Well, lots of people have to take what they can get in a job for whatever reason. Our job as parents or grand parents is to help the kids find what they love. So we help expose them to different things like sports or music or construction or aviation or mechanics or even math/engineering, drama/acting, etc. in hopes they discover the path that they love, a gift that will last a lifetime.

Not every parent can personally expose their kids to aviation/flying personally like you can. Some bring their kids to young eagles events etc. So even if your daughter decides......
You have done your part.....again, Congrats
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:24 AM
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I taught two of my daughter to fly while they were still in high school and I'm inclined to believe it helped them get into prestigious universities, Wellesley and Carnegie Mellon. My assumption is it helped make their application unique and noticeable. Both private pilot, one had IFR ticket as a senior.
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:30 AM
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Working on getting access to a traditional trainer at some point but for now the RV can spoil her.
My son completed his PPL training a year ago in our 6A. He has never even sat in a classic trainer. While the insurance is steep, I would argue that it is a good bit less expensive to train in your own plane and it better prepares them for flying that plane later on, assuming you plan to let her use the 7 The other advantage is that the extra hours in type help to more quickly get your insurance rates back in line with what you are used to. For very low time pilots, they want to see 100 hours in type to get what I would call reasonable rates. We got my son 100 hours in that first year and the rates dropped back to pretty close to where they were before we added him.

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Old 09-22-2022, 08:53 AM
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So jealous. My kids have no desire.
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:39 AM
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My oldest has quite a bit of time in the RV over the past 9 years, problem is it’s mostly been point to point XC. She can push the buttons, talk on the radio and hold alt/heading pretty darn good.
There are several GREAT things about this thread: the video of her experiencing a stall are priceless! She'll get over that, I'm sure. Unfortunately, most instruction does NOT include stall training! Approach to a stall but not a complete stall. It is also not a requirement of the private check ride. Makes no sense to me. How do you recover from a stall if you have never been in one..... But I digress....

GREAT you are getting her instruction. Looks like she has been flying with you for a while and must enjoy it. I think she got her new puppy with you flying her somewhere.....

GREAT you are getting the younger generation interested in flying. I'm sure her friends are aware and that word can spread. We need younger people coming up to replace us Pelicans.....

GREAT you are getting a girl (soon to be woman....!) interested in flying. She needs to be aware of how few women fly. She is now one of the 7%ers! (Look up Daretofly and get her a 7%er hat and some of those cool T-shirts!) She should also look up Women in Aviation and the 99s and join. Keep her interest UP! Is she an EAA member yet?

Good job! Spread the word....!!
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Old 09-22-2022, 12:02 PM
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Unfortunately, most instruction does NOT include stall training! Approach to a stall but not a complete stall. It is also not a requirement of the private check ride.

I am not sure that's correct. The ACS requires the examiner to evaluate the applicants ability to "recover promptly after a full stall occurs." How do you do that without a complete stall?
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Old 09-22-2022, 12:23 PM
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Default Daughter's motivation

My son started his flying lessons before i started my build.

My daughter just started her flying lessons. i asked her why she wants to learn how to fly?

Her response, "I don't want my brother to be the only one that flies your plane"
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