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jgore

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Hi focks!, i'm a new member that just found this wonderful site couple of days ago!.
Let me introduce myself:

My name is Javier Gore, i'm a 19 yr old boy form Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I'm just finishing my last hischool year, and i'm looking forward to move to the sates or anywere else where i could make all my ratings.

Hope this stay on this site to be great.

jgore :)
 

norskman2

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Welcome, jgore! You will find this message board to be full of valuable information and advice from pilots of all different levels of experience - students, recreational pilots, instructors, freight haulers, corporate, regional and major airline.

Visit frequently, read thoroughly, ask questions, explore the archives, and you will learn much. Best of luck in your flying career!
 

Simon Says

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I'm going to get flamed for this, but here goes...........jgore call 1800-abcdefg before you do anything else.
 

Snakum

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Simon ... consider yourself flamed.

Minh :D
 

norskman2

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Simon,

I don't think they have 800-numbers (or Hooked on Phonics) in Buenos Aires.

Love your icon!
 

Andy Neill

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OK, Simon. Now let's hear you say the same thing in Argentinian.

I thought jgore did a better than average job of making himself understood.

Welcome, jgore. Glad to meet you.
 

jgore

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Well...............

i don't understand that much simon's double-sense. But i understood that i didn't express myselft that good in my first post, 'cause i was pretty exited about becoming a member, so i wrote it very fast.
Anyhow, i'm trying to speak english the best i can, as you may noticed.

jgore :)

And thanks for this warm welcome.
 

SpinDoctor

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Just ask the doctor

Jgore-
Welcome! You'll find a lot of good advice on this board and you'll also find a lot of non-sense. Don't take every post to heart and think that what is contained in it is always 100% true.

Andy-
I thought they spoke Spanish in Argentina. Kinda like we speak American here in America.
 

norskman2

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One more bit of advice, jgore. You mentioned your desire to come to the States (or somewhere else) to obtain your ratings.

Be VERY careful which country you go to. Each country has very different requirements and customs for professional pilots (hours, training, work visa, residency), especially those immigrating from other countries.

Also be careful which flight school you choose. Here in the US there are thousands of flight schools from small fixed-operators in tiny airports to giant university-affiliated flight academies. There are a lot of good places to learn, and a lot of places that will steal your money.

The best bet is -- TALK to as many pilots and students as possible. Each person will give you different advice. Find out how and where they got their ratings. What did they like about the school they used? What didn't they like? Would they do it differently if they did it over again?

Even on this board, you will see a lot of conflicting advice about the best way and the best places to obtain your ratings. Gather as much information from other pilots as possible, and then make your own decision.

Good luck in your career.
 

Simon Says

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jgore,

Just having a little fun with the new guy, It was mostly to rile up the rest of the readers here. Some of them are a little stiff and need some poking. Anyways welcome aboard.
 

norskman2

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Wait 'till he finds out about the hazing ritual we have on the site for newcomers!

(Have YOU ever tried flying in a chicken suit? Hard to move the rudder pedals with those giant foam feet!) :)
 

Timebuilder

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Welcome, new guy!

You obviously have a good grasp of English (always use a capital letter there, and also use a capital "I" when referring to yourself...) and you are starting out at a young enough age that you can have a full and rewarding career.

Ask questions at your airport. The airline captains from your country can advise you well on schools and initial employment much better than most of us can here. Read the posts on the message board on a regular basis. This is very much like a huge airplane hangar with thousands of pilots. We have retired captains and folks who have never piloted an airplane. You can learn a lot just by reading.

I often fly with a guy who was born in Peru about 46 years ago. You have a great many opportunities from which to choose.

To hone your English skills further, read some of the many classic authors such as Melville, Dickens, Shakespeare, Coleridge, etc. Speaking and writing well are becoming lost arts, and the ability to properly express yourself is very valuable to you as a life skill. In America, there is a company that sells cassettes to help people learn the vocabulary words that should have been learned in high school.

For pronounciation, there are tapes of famous British actors reading various works, such as Sir John Guilgud, Sean Connery, and Patrick Stewart. Americans are guilty as charged when we are often accused of the murder of the English language.

As an aspiring aviator, you will be glad you found this site. Good luck!
 

Joecool3

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Welcome Jgore!
 

bobbysamd

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Welcome!

I second Timebuilder on speaking and writing being lost arts. Do as much as you can to hone your English skills. It will pay off for you.

Along with watching movies by the actors that Timebuilder suggested, maybe you can receive American news broadcasts from such outlets as CNN. Network announcers are generally free of regional accents and have good elocution. They set a good example for correct English.

Do shop carefully for a flight school in the U.S. A great many of them solicit non-U.S. business but don't always deliver the training they promise to non-U.S. customers.

Good luck with your training.
 
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