Chris gets his WINGS!!

InstructorMax
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12:46 AM - Sep 24, 2015 #1

Today was a perfect day for flying. Light winds, moderate temperature, blue skies, and few bugs.

So it was a good time to try for the wings test.

Examining Instructors Max and Craig reviewed Chris's log book. All was good!
Then the oral exam, for which Chris did very good.

Finally, it was time for the flying test.
A range test is now part of the wings test, which Chris did competently.

Then with Max and Craig seated as examining instructors, Chris started the wings test.



It was a great day to fly! Chris's wing test was perfectly executed. All the turns and procedural maneuvers were spot-on.

After the final manuver was completed and Chris landed, there was nothing left to do but award Chris his wings.

Congratulations Chris!



After the wings test, Chris had several batteries left over, so he continued to fly, but this time as a fully winged pilot



Chris continued to improve his flying by practicing his low passes, and even doing some fun maneuvers, like an immelman as seen here.


Well done, Chris!! :) :)
RC Test Pilot; Airplane Instructor; Helicopter Instructor
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oscar
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1:06 AM - Sep 24, 2015 #2

Congratulation Chris!
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cgermain68
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12:49 PM - Sep 28, 2015 #3

Thanks for the post Max - it was a great experience learning the basics over the summer. I feel accomplished from where I was in mid July after a failed maiden, to doing the wings test this past week. I really appreciate the time you spent sharing some of your skill, knowledge and expertise every Wednesday and Saturday since I joined the club.

I look forward to moving forward in the hobby with a kit build this winter and hopefully an indoor plane to join up at the gymnasium - though I am sure I will trek regularly to the field or fly on Musselman's Lake during the frozen months.

Thanks again. :D

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4:00 PM - Sep 28, 2015 #4

I knew you could do it Chris. There was never a doubt in my mind. Congrats
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10:37 PM - Oct 02, 2015 #5

Welcome to the world of RC , Cliff, and congratulations on getting your wings. :P
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