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I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:50 am

After failing my checkride once before, this was my retake.

What we covered was a trip out to the VOR, one turn in the hold, a VOR-A approach, then a full ILS (procedure turn included). I nailed everything!!!

I'm really psyched!!!!!!

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:58 am

Great Job!

Have a nice Thanksgiving break!
Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:00 am

Congrats!
Iain
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:01 am

I think I'm going to amend the entry in my logbook to dedicate this to the crew of United 93, American 11, American 77, American 587, and United 175.

Is that going a bit far?

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:02 am

Iain...

I can't seem to get my password off Jetcareers. Could you tell Doug to email it to me?

Thanx!

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:40 am

Major league congrats, good job
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:45 am

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!
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 10:32 am

Iain...

Yeah, I do that and it never seems to email it to me.

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 10:55 am

I want to thank everyone who sent me a congradulations!!!

I'm feel like I'm on "Cloud-9" right about now! Too bad schoolwork has to bring me down to terra forma!  Sad

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 10:56 am

Do you remeber what address is in your profile, they might have to match. If not just get a new nick, once you told us who you are we will remember you!
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 1:45 pm

Congrats! That's a big accomplishment bro!
Chicks dig winglets.
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Fri Nov 16, 2001 1:51 pm

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.
 
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JetGuy

Fri Nov 16, 2001 2:23 pm

I shall pick those up! I need something to read on my flights home in December.  Big thumbs up

Thanks for the recommendation!

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Sat Nov 17, 2001 12:17 am

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.
 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Sat Nov 17, 2001 12:23 am

One last thing:

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.

Make sure you can confidently shoot an NDB approach. I shot them working for Lakes and check hauling. Chances are, your first flying job will also require them on a regular basis.

 
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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Sat Nov 17, 2001 3:10 am

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 =)

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RE: I Passed My Instrument Checkride!

Sat Nov 17, 2001 3:42 am

>>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

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