Friday, August 21, 2009

USA Goes Forth

This morning I woke up to the sound of the mailman ringing the doorbell to deliver me my USA Visa. It most obviously the day started out in the best possible way. After my interview in the United States Embassy last Wednesday I was given a Visa issuance clearance and only two days after I have it my hands. What does that really mean? As simple as this, I now have clearance to go to the United States with my teammates and start building my flight time!

By the way, did I mention I am not going alone? I almost forgot, I am going with 3 friends of mine which are also low hour unemployed pilots, meet the Team:

- Costa, Duarte
Age 24
Nickname Dudomix
Likes Mechanics
Dislikes Running
Flight Hours 180:00 h

- Lameiro, Nuno
Age 24
Nickname Zica
Likes Agriculture
Dislikes Cucumber
Flight Hours 200:05 h

- Sales, João (Myself)
Age 23
Nickname Saletti
Likes Squash
Dislikes Waiting
Flight Hours 232:15 h

- Vieira, Luís
Age 32
Nickname Billy
Likes Kitesurfing
Dislikes Liver
Flight Hours 204:00 h
The four of us are going to Daytona Beach, Florida, where we have found a place to build flight time in order to enter the aviation business by earning the required experience to start working. We will be flying a Cessna 172SP fully equipped to fly IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). Since all the paperwork is done we have now scheduled our departure to Tuesday, the 2Nd of September. We will be buying the tickets soon! Countdown starts today...

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Hey there,

I just stumbled on your blog and I think that you & your gang have ambition; Congats for your visa.
Great- out to the US ! Makes me smile because I "flew" the opposite way- I'm a US born expat who has been living in France for years.

Come visit my blog visit if you have the time !
Ciao !!