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Ready to hit the ground running

Hey everybody!

This is really just a hype post because I’m excited to get started Sep. 6th at KDAB! Over the past 3 months, I’ve taken 7 written exams and got myself set up financially to not worry about working during the program. Housing is set and I’m starting to review some of the ATP manuals and watching videos on the G1000.

A little background on me, I am 24 and have a degree in mechanical engineering and my PPL. I started flying gliders in 2018 which is what initially got me hooked into aviation, and then eventually got my PPL at a local university. I gave up the office job about a year ago and started working at a local airport and received more exposure to this industry than I ever thought I could have in a year. Especially the corporate/business side of aviation. Anyway, I’m looking forward to jumping in and will try to keep an update on my progress!

Also, in case anybody is just getting started and is thinking about getting the writtens done early this is the order I took them in that felt pretty cohesive and flowed. Sheppard air is the real champ here…


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Thanks for the post. It definitely looks like you’re setting yourself up for success. You did very excited as you should be. Keep up posted and as always if you have any questions feel free.


Hi Forrest!

An excellent start on your part heading into Day 1 of training. Excited to be by your side through the program.

Thanks for the post. It’s encouraging to see people set good examples for the next generation.



Very impressing having all of the writtens done, great work! I did the same thing and found that it really helped me.

Please do keep us updated on your progress :slight_smile:



Having the writtens completed ahead of schedule is going to make your life so-ooo much easier being that you will be able to focus more on the flying and studying of the airplane systems and maneuver flows. Having your AGI and IGI completed is a step ahead of where I was!

Sounds like you have set yourself up for success, best of luck during your program, enjoy every minute of it…it goes by fast! Welcome to the family - please let us know if you have any other questions.