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I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 8:49 am

Well, I passed the FAA Instrument checkride on Apr. 30th in a Cessna 172N Skyhawk. I am now working on my final commercial preparation course, and flying the Cessna 172RG Cutlass II. I just had my second flight today. I am a sophomore at Southern Illinois University by the way.

I started the instrument course last October. Wanted to start in September but flight was grounded for 2+ weeks after 9/11. It was challenging, but rewarding when I passed the checkride.
 
JETPILOT
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 8:53 am

If you passed the instrument checkride (congrats) why are you hanging around the Civil Aviation forum with these losers.  Big thumbs up

Your qualified to be up in the first class forum known as Tech/Ops.

JET
 
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 8:58 am

I agree with you JETPILOT, but we need someone here to correct wrong remarks!
 
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 9:07 am

Congratulations! Good luck to you.
 
LY744
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 10:13 am

"but we need someone here to correct wrong remarks!"

Remarks like "only the 777 has a 6 wheel (landing gear) bogey"?  Big grin

j/k, congratulations!  Big thumbs up

LY744.
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highliner2
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 2:13 pm

Way to go, I'm working on finishing up AF203 at SIUC myself...cannot wait to get out of those C152s!
Go Cubs!
 
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 2:22 pm

Congrats! I'm in the midst of earning my own Instrument Rating and it is quite a bit of work! Good luck in the clouds, and have fun on the commercial!
 
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 3:01 pm

no multi rating?
you did all your instrument training on a single ???
Maintain own separation with terrain!
 
KAUSpilot
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RE: I Passed The FAA Instrument Ride!

Mon May 06, 2002 3:17 pm

Inbound, yes typically all of your initial IFR training is done in single engine aircraft. It's quite enough just trying to learn all the new procedures pertaining to flight under IFR and the new piloting skills that go along with that (scan, physiology, system failures, ATC procedures).

In my opinion, getting the IFR rating in a single is also helpful because it teaches you to "think ahead of the airplane", giving you much more precise stick skills, and an overall much better sense of situational awareness. It really helps to have these skills in place before you ever set foot in a multi engined airplane.

Although I must admit my CFII's did ask me if I wanted to get the instrument rating in a multi engine airplane. I respectfully declined, because of the aforementioned reasons, and because the CFI's probably just want more Multi engine time. The flight school wouldn't mind a bit either since they can charge me 180/hr for barons.

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