Thu, 25 October 2007
I passed the checkride this morning! Thanks for the cards and letters. They meant (and continue to mean) a lot.
I received approval from the examiner to include audio from the checkride in a future episode, so you can expect to hear the highlights sometime soon.
In the meantime, it's back to Airspeed as usual. Upcoming episodes include an interview with Castrol aerobatic and racing pilot Mike Goulian, flying skydivers in the Super Otter with Dave Schwartz of Skydive Radio, and lots more.
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT
Wed, 24 October 2007
Got the oral done today, but ceilings prevented the actual flight portion. Flight rescheduled for Thursday morning!
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58am EDT
Thu, 18 October 2007
Just checked the terminal aerodrome forecast for KFNT for tomorrow. Blech! Not looking good for tomorrow. Got an aircraft scheduled Tuesday as a backup, but I'd really rather just get this done. Not going to cancel until I get the TAF for KFNT tomorrow morning, but I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT
Sun, 14 October 2007
Greetings from Jack Hodgson Country! Ceilings too low on the 11th to do the checkride. Rescheduled for Friday the 19th.
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am EDT
Sat, 6 October 2007
T-minus 5 days until the IFR checkride! Flew a lot of sim today and I'm feeling pretty good about things. Lots of study to do, but I have a program in place and am excited about finishing up this rating!
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
Wed, 3 October 2007
Got some sim time last night and made up a lot of my flashcards for studying. Also some ruminations here about backcourses expectations for the checkride.
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT
Mon, 1 October 2007
Checkride Update for 1 October. 9:00 pm EDT at Kirby's Koney at Square Lake and Woodward in Bloomfield Hills. Off to a slow start. Spent most of the weekend and all day today at work. Went to Kirby's Koney for dinner and edited a bit more of the book. Going to go fly some sim in the morning. Probably partial-panel approaches to some relevant airports. Trying to get work out of the way so I can spend a few evenings studying my hiney off.
Direct download: AirspeedCheckrideUpdate2007-10-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT