Well, after a year and a half of cood times flying Piper Cadets here at Purdue University, I have graduated to the left seat of its more powerful brother, the Piper Arrow. I've now spent 11.2 hours in this 200 horsepower, complex aircraft (retractable gear, a constant speed prop, and, of course, flaps). Among that time has been my first flight "working the system" as an IFR pilot, during a trip to Kokomo, Indiana yesterday. I filed IFR and had my first experience talking to an ARTCC (Chicago Center, in this case) and getting actual IFR clearances. Tommorrow we are planning my first foray into actual IMC conditions, heading south to Terre Haute, IN. Long story short, my user name has been changed to reflect my new bird, and I am now known as "Purdue Arrow" rather than as "Purdue Cadet".