N777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3159 times:
I just passed my FAA multi-engine checkride this morning. After 3 weeks of waiting since my oral exam because of weather, I finally got to get the flight done. Got some actual IFR experience on it as well because of deteriorating weather conditions...to do the single engine approach, we had to get a clearance from Kansas City Center.
Three years of hard work & dedication have paid off...I now have my aviation flight degree from Southern Illinois University!
N777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3053 times:
As I said above, I did the checkride in a Cessna 310R (1978 model). The best thing I can say to help you prepare for the checkride is to "chair fly". That is, sit in your chair, and visualize each maneuver, talk yourself through it, and practice your flows.
The maneuvers I did were:
-power on & off stalls
-short field takeoff & landing
-drag demo (not required by PTS)
-single-engine go around (remember to watch your airspeed, keep it at Vyse)
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6726 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
Congratulations!! I remember passing each of my checks and everyone was and still is a relief and another step towards the command of a widebody jet. Hang in there, sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is hard, but in the end it is all worth it.