Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2475 times:
OK, he was trying to be cute in telling me that I passed. He only met me the day before.
BTW, he has been flying for 53 years. Has eleventeen-thousand hours. Loves flying. Loves being a check pilot. Nice guy, and gave me lots of good flying advice, stuff I know will be useful to me. It was good fun (esp. since I passed).
Possum Kingdom (or PK, as it's known around here) was originally to be named after a congressman, but when the dam was being constructed, th eworkers observed that there were thousands of possums (or Opossums, if you demand precision), that it was a veritable "possum kingdom." And the name stuck.
Very nice lake, very picturesque, and a very nice public-use airport.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Congrats. Even if it wasn't your best landing, an examinor should be able to see through that.
He knows you're nervous and a good one takes that into account. He probably knows your instructor too and trusts him to not send you for a checkride if you're not good enough to pass.
Making the early turnoff was a good decision on your part, shows you are aware of other operations on the field. Certainly would have played a part and decreased the black mark of the not-stellar landing.