Now that I have worked my way through the syllabus, racked up enough dual and solo hours, the next step is to take a practice Flight Test. In fact, CFI Brett emailed me last night to see if I wanted to schedule the flight for 1500 on the 19th of May, so not this Sunday but next.
Or course I said, “hell yeah!” so now I will need to really study up on all the finer points. I feel pretty comfortable with flying so that is one worry out of the way. Main points to focus on are:
- Departure to the training area
- Steep turns
- Practice Forced Landings
- Arrival from the training area
- Flapless circuit
- Normal circuit
- Go around
- Glide circuit
- Short Field Takeoff and Land (STOL) circuit
…and of course, the million-and-one details that comprise each.
However, as it turns out, it is well-within the rules to have any reference materials I need with me so you can bet I will be putting together a handy reference sheet for all of the little reminders I might need (laminated of course)… nothing too detailed, but perhaps some of the acronyms, radio call reminders, transponder codes, etc… As well as a chart of the area so I don’t get lost on the way back, which could be embarrassing…
Presuming I do well on that, then the next flight could very well be my Certificate flight test!
It. Better. Not. Rain.