Rob's Flight School Graduation | April 17+18,2013Monday, April 22, 2013
Mr. Pribs is officially a pilot. He graduated on April 18th as a distinguished honor grad. THE distinguished honor grad of the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator (UH-60) Course. He did good.
On Wednesday we had family day. Mr. Prib's parents were able to fly in and attend family day.
After family day, there was a military ball. Receiving line, live band, dinner, speech, dancing. Typical.
The next morning, bright and early, we headed to the Fort Rucker museum for Rob's graduation.
I pinned Rob's wings on. And accidentally stabbed him.
He received two military coins. One of the coins has special meaning to him as it was given to him by a serviceman who, just two months prior, had given Mr. Pribs & his classmates a long speech about how they were doing terrible and they needed to change their attitude and start excelling.
Also, I got my own set of wings. As tradition, the flight students present a necklace to their spouses at the military ball. Now I can go fly a blackhawk...SWEET.Sidenote: The next day after graduation, Mr. Pribs went in to get his certification - overall, it cost us close to $300 for Rob to get his certificates. If someone tried to get certificates/training on their own, it would cost well over $300,000. If you want to fly, I highly suggest doing it through Army Aviation. Even if you're already a civilian and working, there are options.