Hypothetically, I'm getting closer to checkride time. (Hypothetically only because the weather has not been conducive to fulfilling the requirements I have left.) As it is getting closer to that time where everything freezes solid, I am hopeful that I can finish training before that point. I've been poking around the aviation corner of the internet (when I'm supposed to be studying...) and it seems like a lot of pilots end up getting their checkride delayed/rescheduled or cancelled. That made me curious. Does this happen as often as it seems based on the stories you can find? What's the longest time lapse you know of between the first scheduled checkride and when it actually happened?