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Widgeon training

Postby mdwflyer » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:32 pm

Just got home from a couple days of flying with Chester Lawson http://www.h2oflight.com/.

We did about 5 hours of training on a bunch of different lakes, and different conditions. It was great fun!
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Re: Widgeon training

Postby MrWidgeon » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:46 pm

I am SOOOOOOOO GREEN with envy ! :mrgreen:
Glad you had fun and hope you learned a lot.

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Re: Widgeon training

Postby Rajay » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:23 pm

Were you working on your initial MES rating (and if so, how did the check ride go) or were you simply getting current in the Widgeon again?

:mrgreen: x2!!
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Re: Widgeon training

Postby mdwflyer » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:54 am

Chester has a great setup in florida, and a lot of widgeon time. I didn't need the check ride, just wanted to get some time on type and see it for myself.

It's a really nice airplane that will make sure you are paying attention :mrgreen:
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Re: Widgeon training

Postby mdwflyer » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:05 pm

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It doesn't get much better than that!
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Re: Widgeon training

Postby MrWidgeon » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:15 am

Nope, not much.
Chester Lawson has had that airplane since Union Oil/Union 76 sold it back around 25-30 years ago.
As far I as I know he's only the second owner of the airplane.
I remember seeing the airplane when it was being converted by McDermott somewhere back in the late 50s I think.
I've never met him (we live in opposite corners of the country), but we've had a couple email exchanges.
He seems like a nice guy and I've never heard a bad thing about about him, his airplane or his training program.

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