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08-13-2007 02:32 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Rockohaulic

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Wooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Mandy SOLO'd today!! How cool is that!

We did 2 flights buddy boxing, and I even set it up for her to try out the brand new Trex Sport, so she got 1 flight on that. Then on her 3rd flight with the Hurrican, she went solo!

She was very nervous, but stuck to her normal routine, flew some really nice FFF figure 8's, came down and landed it, and shook off the nervousness. Then she went up a second time to finish off the tank, and she even threw in a few piros!

Everybody clapped for her when she was done. It was really cool!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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08-13-2007 04:47 AM  10 years agoPost 2
hermesconde

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Thats awesome !

Im very happy for ya keep up the good work im glad you have someone there to help you out your doing good too lets see some vids

Ride them hard put them away wet!

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08-13-2007 03:05 PM  10 years agoPost 3
doorman

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That Is Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please pass our applause along as well to Mandy....and welcome her to the addiction!!!
That is great and sounds as if she is on her way now.... keep up the good work....

Stan

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08-13-2007 08:22 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Jason Chow

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i could verify, i was there. very impressive.

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08-13-2007 09:51 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Rockohaulic

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Thanks Jason, I'll let her know you said that. What are you doing in the Women Pilots section?

Muahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

She thought it was very nice how much support you gave her yesterday. Very cool.

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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08-13-2007 09:57 PM  10 years agoPost 6
RobRoy

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Very cool. My congrats to Mandy.

Ignorance is curable, stupidity is for life.

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08-14-2007 01:47 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Jason Chow

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what was i doing in the woman section....actually this is pretty funny, i was on my phone and i clicked on it by accident and then saw mandy soloed today or soemthing so i was thinking i just saw a mandy who soloed the other day and so i read and sure enough it was her.

btw, come out to my field, ill get you directions. its the 26th you can ask tom how to get there also.

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09-15-2007 04:02 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Scooterpilot

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Mandy congrats on your solo. Looking forward to seeing you fly.

CHuck

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10-05-2007 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Rockohaulic

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OK - Latest update!

Not only is she doing cleaner turns and figure 8’s than the rest of us lazy pilots, but she is doing flips, stationary rolls, and now FFF rolls, all solo!

But more importantly than that, she can now screw up and save it! Before, when we were buddy boxing, she would panic and scream and I would take over even the simplest mistake. But in the past several weeks, I have seen her save at least 2 very potential crashes! She even got a well deserved “Nice Save!” from one of our fellow pilots who witnessed one of these!

She has also been practicing a ½ Cuban 8 on the sim and she is ready to try it on her Hurrican 50!

And to add icing on the cake, she even did flips and rolls with her little, much less stable Trex 450 this week.

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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10-29-2007 07:49 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Rockohaulic

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OK - more bragging for Mandy's flying skills!

She added Stall Turns and Loops to her resume this weekend. She started with some ugly stall turns while we were buddy boxing, including one I had to save that woke everyone in the pits up and got their attention, and by the end of the weekend she was doing much cleaner stall turns solo.

She also did her first loops which was a major milestone for her because she had a lot of trouble with these on the sim and would constantly crash. But she flew many many successful loops over the weekend, including solo.

On Sunday, she did a flight that combined all of her tricks. She is really enjoying flying now!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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12-21-2007 05:57 AM  9 years agoPost 11
HeliWatcher

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How many flights has Mandy enjoyed now to date?

Great to hear the enjoyment in your voice!!!
I hope she is enjoying herself as well.

"Who the hell decided 9 to 5 was normal anyway? Betchya Dracula doesn't think that."

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12-21-2007 05:15 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Rockohaulic

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Well I'm not sure how many flights, but this past weeeknd she had 2 nasty crashes!

Broke the frame on her Trex 600N!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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