Oh no! My checkride was scheduled for two days from now until I realized I am missing part of the required training. I double-checked the regulations and found something buried in there that will cause me another delay. I don’t have the required solo night cross-country and solo night landings!!! I need to log a two-hour night solo cross-country in night VFR with a landing at least 100 nautical miles from my starting point. I wish I would have noticed this earlier, because I didn’t realize the flight had to be solo. Otherwise I would meet the requirement. I also come close with a couple cross-countries that are just under two hours. This is an unwelcome setback and expense. Also, I found out that I need to log 10 night solo landings at an airport with an operating control tower. This means I’ve got to go somewhere else. Dubuque’s tower closes at 8:00 which is only about half an hour after sunset. I’m surprised to find out that I have only logged one night solo landing with a tower operating.
Naturally I intend to combine these things. I plan to do a night cross-country with a few landings at a few different airports. It will definitely be tiring. Once it is done, though, I will be ready for my checkride. It is rescheduled for September 8th. However, I don’t know if I’ll make it, because the nights have been very humid with low visibility lately.