I flew 1.4 hours with my instructor today and logged 1.2 of simulated instrument time. I did a standalone GPS approach for the first time at Maquoketa, Iowa. Easy! Then I did a GPS overlay approach back at Dubuque and … Read More
I flew a cross- country from Dubuque to Waterloo to Cedar Rapids and back. I did it on an instrument flight plan and flew mostly under the hood. I completed a VOR approach at Waterloo and an ILS approach at … Read More
Today is the start of the spring semester at college. I need to sit down and figure out what in the world is going on with my flying. (I don’t even know who my instructor is now.) I definitely don’t … Read More
Sometimes I wonder: will I ever get my instrument rating? Now that I am sitting in Dubuque done with school, with nothing to do, this next week’s forecast is nothing but rain and snow. However, last weekend when there was … Read More
By my own choosing, my instrument training is going nowhere at the moment. There is just too much going on with school and the weather has mostly been bad. I don’t feel that I have enough time or ambition to … Read More
Bad weather forced the cancellation of my stage check. Meanwhile, I’ll keep studying while I wait for it to be rescheduled.
My final instrument stage check is scheduled for Thursday the 24th. Now, if only Mother Nature would cooperate! I haven’t flown since the 9th.
Tonight I had my last instrument lesson with Steve and am now preparing for my instrument stage check. Once I pass the stage check, I will hopefully not need to review anything and will be ready for my checkride. I … Read More