After putting in the hard work/effort I was finally able to pass my first ever checkride! It was definitely nerve wrecking since it was my first checkride, my DPE noticed how nervous I got whenever he would ask me such a simple question such as “what are you using for identification today?” and i go “I would like to use my government issued photo ID”
He’s give me that obvious look and smile and rephrase his question “what type of identification would you provide?” then I’d say “photo ID that was issued by the government”
He laughed out loud and he’s like “tell me that’s your driver’s license harsh, don’t be very nervous I can already tell you are”
But he did his best to calm myself, and I did just find after that.
Did my oral then had to discontinue because the thunderstorms were moving in our way. Following day did my flying portion of the checkride and that was also nerve wrecking especially since I’ve never had anyone else besides my instructors sit beside me. I held on to the yoke so hard and we would keep climbing while I kept fixing not recognizing it was my grip and this was all due to me being nervous and he would often tell me “loosen that grip harsh, i know you’re nervous just breathe and you’ll be okay”.
Overall, my first checkride went well! I did make a couple mistakes that I fixed after recognizing them. I know where I could have done better and I’m sure I can improve on that.
Thank you to all the instructors and mentors on here that have helped me through my first step of this amazing journey!