Hey guys, a small update since my post about getting my Instrument Rating.
Went on crew, it was a fun experience. The furthest I’ve been from my home airport (KISP) was Daytona Beach. I got to see the Daytona Race track which was cool. I got paired with 3 partners, and it was a great experience flying with them. Since I lived most of my life in nyc, I am used to the skyscraper view and New York accent. It was interesting to see the environment and accents of the ATC’s and approaches change as I went further south. The controllers sounded very southern (especially around N/S Carolina) and the environment was very forest-like and rural.
I really felt like I was a Captain/first officer in the airlines while on crew, with the switching roles of pf/pm.
Came back from crew and started commercial. It was extremely hard going back to VFR flying after not flying VFR for a little over 2 months. But towards the ending of my training, it came back. The maneuvers seemed complicated in the beginning, but with a lot of chair flying, g1000 sim at my home airport, and learning your mistakes, it comes naturally.
Took my checkride 2 days ago, passed, and am now a Commercial Pilot. The most difficult maneuver was the power-off 180, since you had to make exactly your point and 200ft beyond, no more no less, and no expectations period. Thankfully I landed EXACTLY on the stated point!
Tomorrow is the first day of my CFI orientation through zoom. If anyone has any tips for CFI here and there to throw at me, I’d appreciate.
Till my next update, cheers.