In my full-time job I do a lot of driving so for the last year or so I've been downloading aviation podcasts. I have many I enjoy & several I'm addicted to. In a podcast today the host commented that he had failed two checkrides as he earned his ratings. He further stated "I've yet to meet a pilot who hasn't failed at least one checkride." I was really surprised by this statement. I'm not meaning to boast but I never failed any of my checkrides nor have I ever had a student fail a checkride. If they weren't ready for the checkride I didn't send them. I haven't tallied how many students I've recommended over the years but it's been well in excess of one hundred. That's probably way too conservative an estimate but let's assume that for now. I'm I a abnormality or just damned lucky?