Greetings From Tennessee

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Greetings From Tennessee

Posted by Dennis Mulloy on Oct 10, 2017 6:15 pm

Hello All,

After a 14 year break from flying (I'll spare you the details) I have once again picked up where I left off in terms of the complete joy of flying I experienced in Southern California and points beyond. Obtained my 3rd clas medical and then recieved a comprehensive Flight Review for VFR flight at John C Tune airport in Nashivlle. Interesting enough, it was in the same C-172 I flew in 2000 while visiting Nashville. Same airplane, but with a Garmin 430 now. When I stopped flying in 03', GPS was just coming online so I have no experience sans twisting knobs on a GPS that was in a new C-182 at the time.

A little about me. I'm a Liscensed SEL, Instrument with HP, Complex and taildragger endorsements with ~425/hrs. I was an AOPA member for 10 years up until 2003 and I plan to join again ASAP. 

I'm impressed with how the AOPA webiste has evolved and I'm currently working through the online basic VFR course for the Garmin 430

Look forward to learning from others to strengthen my overall aviation education. But I have much to catch up on.... Like, when I broke out the VFR sectional at my first meeting with the CFI. He jokingly asked what is that? We use those for cockpit sunshades as he went into detail how Foreflight and Ipads rule the day. For now, VFR flight is fine as I'm just boring holes in the sky around the local area.

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Re: Greetings From Tennessee

Posted by Daria Knupp on Oct 11, 2017 10:37 am

Congratulation Dennis. This is fantastic news. We truly appreciate that you find such value from our Web site. Happy Flying!

Re: Greetings From Tennessee

Posted by Jedidiah May on Oct 11, 2017 5:07 pm

Hey Dennis,
Hi from Tennessee as well! Good luck with the Garmin. I'm glad you're doing the leg work now and not waiting until you're in the plane trying to learn. Many of the accidents I read about on AOPA articles are from that very thing. Smart. And safe. Good luck to you, sir!