I passed my private Pilot checkride this past friday. I had Minimal notes from the examiner on the oral and the maneuvers part of the flight. (Landings not so much lol) My private time was extended in the private phase due to the solo cross country phase where weather grounded me for a total of 45 days. That being said I used that time to clean up my ground knowledge and keep trying to get ready for the checkride. I was blessed with an incredibly nice and reasonable examiner Which I think helps quite a bit.
I’m excited to Start instrument and will Continue to try and keep you updated!
For Future students:
Phases Completed thus far to get to the checkride since last posting
Solo Cross country- At least 2 flights to an airport at least 50 miles away, the first flight having 3 stops
Private checkride prep- a total of 4 flights going over maneuvers and Short and soft field TOLs + Mock checkride which includes a ground and flight.