Why Fathers Get Gray Hair

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Oh wow. Which university? I hadn't heard of that BS program before.
I can't remember. I'll have to ask. It's a small college near Golden, CO.
 
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I can't remember. I'll have to ask. It's a small college near Golden, CO.
Colorado School of Mines? Small engineering school in Golden.
 
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Colorado School of Mines? Small engineering school in Golden.
No. I know that's not it.

Edit: I just emailed her to find out the name.
 
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getting her BS in:
Aviation & Aerospace Science, following the school’s Professional Flight Officer program (for pilots)
Sorry if you've already mentioned it, but what type of career does this degree and specialty lead to? Commercial airline pilot (kind of like a BS in Nursing helps a lot in getting to higher levels of RN positions)? Or some other aviation career? It seems like she is on a great trajectory (pun intended)! :smile:
 
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No. I know that's not it.

Edit: I just emailed her to find out the name.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is about the only small school with an Aviation and Aerospace Science program. It's closer to Denver than Golden. :-p
https://www.msudenver.edu/aviation-aerospace/
 
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Metropolitan State University of Denver is about the only small school with an Aviation and Aerospace Science program. It's closer to Denver than Golden. :-p
https://www.msudenver.edu/aviation-aerospace/
No. The school is either in Golden or very near. I'll let you know when she replies to my email.
 
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Sorry if you've already mentioned it, but what type of career does this degree and specialty lead to? Commercial airline pilot (kind of like a BS in Nursing helps a lot in getting to higher levels of RN positions)? Or some other aviation career? It seems like she is on a great trajectory (pun intended)! :smile:
Well, she's got her commercial license. see: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/why-fathers-get-gray-hair.905235/post-6829241
But her flying club, I think, requires the degree. I'm a bit confused though.
 
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Well, she's got her commercial license.
But for single-engine ICE I think. Not for multi-engine commercial jets... :smile:

But her flying club, I think, requires the degree.
Oh, maybe to be a Flight Instructor...?
 
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But for single-engine ICE I think. Not for multi-engine commercial jets... :smile:


Oh, maybe to be a Flight Instructor...?
I think @Astronuc mentioned Flight Instructor and passed that on to her. I think that would be a good idea. She did mention that now she can get paid to fly folks to their destinations. So maybe she'll be doing that a lot?
 
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It's been a while since I've posted in this thread. No gray hairs but proud to let you know how my daughter is doing now. From an email:
Things are going fine. The new semester starts this week so I’ll be going to class. Other than that, I’m finally finishing my tailwheel endorsement, will hopefully have that done this week.
Can never be too proud of her. :)
 
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What's a tailwheel endorsement? A slightly different aircraft configuration?
 
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What's a tailwheel endorsement? A slightly different aircraft configuration?
From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_landing_gear
Conventional landing gear, or tailwheel-type landing gear, is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the center of gravity and a small wheel or skid to support the tail.
See the tailwheel on this image:
tailwheel.jpg

edit: an endorsement is an entry in her log book saying that she can fly tail wheel aircraft.
 
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As far as I am aware handling of tailwheels is quite different from other types of aircraft, especially on the ground. For example during landing they are much more prone to tipping over. They have lower drag in the air though.



My understanding (and limited experience from MSFS) is that they are not difficult to fly, just a bit different.
 
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For example during landing they are much more prone to tipping over.
You usually make three points landings for tail draggers to ensure you can pull back on the yoke while braking without risk of taking off again. Looks like that guy landed too fast and did not counter his wheel braking.
 
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My feeling was that our comments should be geared towards Dlgoff avoiding getting more grey hairs ;)
 
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I just got an email from my daughter. Here's one thing she mentioned:
I finally have my tailwheel endorsement.
edit: Here's what she said when asking what exactly was an endorsement:
...it is an endorsement stating that you’ve received and logged the required training by an appropriately-rated instructor and have been found competent to fly tailwheel airplanes.
 
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You usually make three points landings for tail draggers to ensure you can pull back on the yoke while braking without risk of taking off again. Looks like that guy landed too fast and did not counter his wheel braking.

Yes, but being just a Sunday MSFS flyer I didn't want to get into details and pretend I am in any way an expert :smile:
 
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Tailwheel today, tailhook tomorrow....
 
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Don't worry - that will stop the plane just fine. In almost no space at all. :wink:
 
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Still getting a little more gray hair:
thumbnail_IMG_3427.jpg

edit, here's another:
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