>>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!
- Neil Harrison