Finally A private Pilot!

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.

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Congrats Alex!

You’re officially a pilot! Sorry to hear the delays you faced due to weather but it sounds like you utilized the time wisely. “Made lemonade out of lemons.” Hopefully you can catch up some of that time in the instrument phase. Now you can build up some actual IFR time if that weather continues to linger.

Thanks for updating us and sharing the picture. We love to see it!

Hannah

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Congrats Alex!

You’re a pilot!

Keep up the good work!

Adam

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Alex,

That is excellent news, congratulations!!!

Thank you for the update and the picture, please keep them coming!

Chris

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Alex,

Congratulations on passing your Private Pilot checkride! It seems that the delays you encountered was adversity, and you overcame that and got to hold a certificate in hand - you should be extremely proud!

Please keep us posted if you get the opportunity, we love hearing experience/stories.

Brady

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Congrats Alex!

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