Month: November 2016

“I’m a Pilot”

Wow that was a long day: at the school at 06:00, DPE arrived in his twin engine (show off lol) promptly at 07:00. Winds were calm throughout the planned route with a little haze, 10sm Vis. Local ATIS reporting 140/5. One southern TAF appprox…

Prepping for Practical

Well my final,  practical, exam  date is soon arriving  so I’m still doing some prepping for it.  The Orla exam starts at 7 AM until 11.  Then after that we go up in the airplane.  This week I went out for a couple hours…

Desk Flying: Diversion

All of my instructors have told me to work on checklist execution and maneuvers at my desk, or wherever I am, so that it develops muscle/brain memory. The DO and VERIFY method: DO the actions, VERIFY them with a checklist. So I can only imagine…

Short Field Takeoff & Landing Practice

Ok so this weeks update is two part: 1) it looks like the earliest I can do my Oral Exam and Check Ride aka the  Private Pilot Practical Test is November 28th. So until then I will study the prep book and my notes…

Getting Real; the pressure is on.

A short entry this week after my second practice check ride yesterday. I did some things  well but others I am still not happy with at all.  It seems like I’m nailing some of the more difficult things but choking on those simple tasks…

1st Practice Practical Exam

This past week’s lesson was a challenge, I left a bit down and disappointed. I had hoped for better and I felt I let myself down, probably disappointed the instructor? Let me back up. If you have read the past posts you’ll know that…