Checkride- PASSED

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  1. TennVolsPilot39

    TennVolsPilot39 Pre-Flight

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    Well after 16 years with several long term inactive periods, I passed my checkride yesterday. The ground went better than I expected. That flight was the longest 1.5 hours of my life. Lol. My examiner was very thorough but equally fair. It still hasn’t really sank in to me yet. The strangest part for me is that I still feel like I need to be studying!!

    In one hand I want to just enjoy it for awhile but at the same time it’s hard to not want to start studying IFR stuff. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my flight training and truly love aviation and learning all I can about it.
     
  2. rk911

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    congratulations, pilot!
     
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    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    In aviation a pilot never stops learning.

    And good job.!! :cheers:
     
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    Congrats, pilot! Feels great, doesn't it?
     
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  5. TennVolsPilot39

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    It’s still sinking in.. but yes it does.
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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  7. bluesideup

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    Hi.
    Keep studying, your PP is just a small step, and in this type of environment you will never know enough.
    It's one of those things, the more you learn, the more you find out how Little you know.
     
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    Nice job. Congrats!
     
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  9. Juliet Hotel

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    Good job. Now go fly.
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Who's your first passenger going to be??
     
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    WTG, Vols. Good for you!
     
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    Go get about 40 hours XC and then start your IFR.

    Some fun flying is in order at this stage.
     
  14. TennVolsPilot39

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    Id promised my mom a looonnng time ago that she was going to be. My fiancé has been kind enough to be a good sport about it. Gonna let my wallet recover for a week or 2 and take mom up.
     
  15. lancie00

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    Congratulations!!! I still say private is the hardest check ride. Just because you don't know what to expect.
     
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    Congratulations pilot! Now go exercise your new privileges.
     
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    You da man!! Congrats
     
  18. lancie00

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    Now that you passed your check ride there's a few things you should know:
    1. Epaulets on your shirt don't mean anything
    2. Mirrored sun glasses are not required
    3. CFI's aren't always right
    4. The FAA is not out to get you
    5. Yes, we are better then everyone else and chicks like us better
     
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    At least one Vol is on a winning streak!
     
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  20. TennVolsPilot39

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    Lmao... it’s hard right now.
     
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    Welcome to the League of Temporary Airmen, one of the most exclusive organizations around.
     
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    Congratulations on the PPL.

    I jumped straight into the IR training, and should not have. Only if you are planning a flying career, should you go straight into it. I use flying as a hobby to escape work ... the IR training doesn't feel like flying to me with the foggles (maybe in actual which we don't get here). I have all the requirements completed except the long XC ... will knock it out eventually, but is virtually nearly useless in my area.
     
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    Congrats! It's a great feeling to know the sky is your oyster. Yes, do the instrument but before you start in on it make sure you enjoy your new wings. Do some cross countries and just enjoy looking down at the world for some flights. Use flight following as you're going to need the X/C PIC time anyway.
     
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    Oof :lol:
     
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    Is that you Jason Schappert?
     
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    Great job! I'm coming up on my 9th year of similar circumstances. Life sure does get in the way doesn't it? I'm currently studying for my checkride that I'll be taking within the next 6-8 weeks. Very much looking forward to the day I can hold that certificate in my hand. Congrats again!
     
  27. TennVolsPilot39

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    Thanks man. And your right about life getting in the way. Congrats to you for sticking with it.
     
  28. Juliet Hotel

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    I second this. I enjoyed instrument training quite a bit. But I flew for a year or two VFR before I started working on it. Unless you're on a career path, take some time and get some VFR cross country time under your belt before you jump back into training mode.
     
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    Ssssssshhhhh! Don't disrupt the CFI-industrial-complex! :)
     
  30. PaulS

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    Congrats and fly like you've never flown before. Suggest you do a bunch of cross countries with flight following before jumping into ifr training.
     
  31. Deelee

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    Hahah this is EXACTLY how I felt after I passed my practical last month! That night, after passing, I felt like I had nothing to do.... So strange. But go have fun now - pick some fun places to go that are +50 nm and just explore. Have breakfast/lunch at a new airport restaurant. Try not to go to the same place twice for bit. I have been doing that every weekend and it's great!!

    I just now started reading the Instrument Flying Handbook as very early prep for when I start IR training. But I am not going to rush into the actual training until later this year or early next.

    Just have fun flying and exploring. And congratulations!!! Feels amazing, right?