Rob's Flight School Graduation | April 17+18,2013

Monday, 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.

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After family day, there was a military ball.  Receiving line, live band, dinner, speech, dancing.  Typical.IMG_1502_1

The next morning, bright and early, we headed to the Fort Rucker museum for Rob's graduation.IMG_1508_1

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I pinned Rob's wings on.  And accidentally stabbed him.IMG_1562_1

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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.IMG_1572_1

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Screen shot 2013-04-21 at 1.13.40 PMAlso, 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.Screen shot 2013-04-21 at 1.37.30 PMSidenote:  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.

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