I’m a newly minted commercial pilot! I did the flight portion of my checkride this morning in the Trinidad. I flew with the examiner for 2.1 hours, with a stop at Davenport, Iowa. It’s an incredible feeling to finally reach … Read More
I spent the whole day at the airport today, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., minus a couple errands. I have never done that before. My day started much earlier, at 5 a.m., when I finished planning a sample cross-country … Read More
I‘m sounding like a broken record, but my checkride was rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday). I flew 0.8 hours of takeoffs and landings tonight with my instructor. We did the necessary paperwork for taking a checkride. It’s getting late and I … Read More
My commercial checkride got rescheduled again. The examiner is doing another corporate trip. My checkride is scheduled for Monday the 13th. More study time!
I should say “rescheduled.” My commercial checkride was scheduled for Wednesday the 8th at 8:00 a.m. Turns out the examiner has to fly a trip Wednesday and Thursday. My checkride is now scheduled for Friday the 10th at 8:00.
Here’s my case for plain-language FAA aviation regulations. Read my 8/31 entry. I thought I needed a 2-hour night solo cross-country. No. It has to be dual instead. The word “training” is hidden up the column, on the opposite page, … Read More
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 … Read More
The weather from August 23rd to the 28th was totally rotten. All five of my scheduled lessons were cancelled. I flew today, reviewing commercial maneuvers and landings with my instructor. I did well enough to convince my instructor I am … Read More