Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
I would not put that in your log book, keep your log book as professional looking as possible.
About your Jetcareers password, Doug, nor Copaman, nor I have access to what they are, if you click on forgot password where it says log-in it will email it to you!
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Congratulations! Now, I'll give you a bit of advice that I've given to all of my instrument students over the years: Go out and buy 2 books, "Instrument Flying" by Taylor and "Weather Flying" by Buck. Those two books, if you read them, will be worth at least 500 hours of actual instrument experience to you. Again, congratulations.
TT737FO From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
Don't make it a habit of busting rides. I don't mean to rain on your parade, but there are a lot of zero defects mentality interviewers out there who will scrape away at your take on the busted ride situation. It's a needless hassle.
I busted my MEI at a crash course at an Arizona Flight School. This comes up a lot, and it's kind of embarrassing. The point is: as you move up the ladder, there is less and less tolerance for failure. Consistent busts are not a good thing.
Also, don't dedicate your log book and/or put any needless crap in there that should go somewhere else. There are journals that you can buy to write flowery trip reports. If you have any aspirations of an airline career--just stick to the facts.
One last thing. Now that you have your IFR, don't go out and start flying in conditions you can't handle. Stay proficient, but be smart. Sometimes it's harder to be smart than stupid and dead.
Enough preaching. Congratulations. Keep your sites set, be realistic, and fly safe.
Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2052 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
Congrats!! I know how you feel...I passed mine on Tuesday evening....I have been waiting for this for a long time. I had 1 ILS, 1 NDB, 1 VOR hold and approach (partial panel), not to mention all of the other fun stuff .... lol I did really well and I was really prepared.
Thanks to my instructors at Bowling Green State Univ. for getting me ready =)
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1194 times:
>>I don't know what you were told about NDBs. If you
>>were taught like a lot of others--that NDBs were
>>going away and you were being taught only because
>>it was required--you are in for a rude awakening.
Urgh... I hate NDBs! I know how to shoot them and do so with fairly decent accuracy, but they're a royal pain.
>>Also, don't dedicate your log book and/or put any
>>needless crap in there that should go somewhere
>>else. There are journals that you can buy to write
>>flowery trip reports. If you have any aspirations of
>>an airline career--just stick to the facts.
Sure will do! Thanks for the advice here!
>>Don't make it a habit of busting rides. I don't mean
>>to rain on your parade, but there are a lot of zero
>>defects mentality interviewers out there who will
>>scrape away at your take on the busted ride
>>situation. It's a needless hassle.
I try not to and work very hard at it but it always seems as if something goes wrong. I've found that I'm actually my own worst enemy when it comes to these things. I try to nail everything, everytime and all that ends getting me is in a hole. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm a perfectionist and everything has to be exactly right.
Does the number of pass/fail checkrides go on your perminant record?
>>One last thing. Now that you have your IFR, don't go
>>out and start flying in conditions you can't handle.
>>Stay proficient, but be smart. Sometimes it's harder
>>to be smart than stupid and dead.
I have about 6 hours actual, that I accumulated during my training. I didn't want to get the license without getting at least some actual time.
My friend, a CFI, and I am taking a trip down to IND tommorow night. It's going to be a clear night so we can 'simulate' instrument conditions. It's more like a fun flight between friends to celebrate my accomplishment. I think the more time I spend in the IFR environment, the better I'll be. Until I believe myself to be proficient I really don't want to fly in the clouds alone.
As always, TT737FO, your advice is greatly appreciated. I always to try to adhear to the knowledge of the 'old and wise!' Again, thanks a lot for your insight!