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Well, it is now Official....!

QuasarZ

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I am Instrument rated!!!

As, some of you know, I did my oral a day ago, and today I finished my flight portion. It went very well, excpet the hold, it took a little work to get established because the winds were like 30-40 kts.

We left KSTP, I picked up V2 and went down to PRESS intersection for some manuvers. We did constant airspeed climbs/decents, constant rate climbs/decents, partial panel turns, climbs decents, unusual attitudes. From that we got a clearance for the ILS 30 at airlake, that was a full stop. We then took of again and got vectors for the VOR 12 and at the IAF I lost my attitude ind. and heading indicator. I went missed and did the published hold at FGT then vectors back in for the GPS 31 at st. paul. I am really excited that I am finished and it went so well.
Thanks to all that posted on my other threads and helped out. I knew a lot more than I gave myself credit for!!
 

learflyer

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congrats! Now, I'm sure you've been told this by your instructors, but this is a license to learn. Just be careful out there, and gain some ifr experience with a safety pilot. Remember icing season is just around the corner!!
 

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oh yea.. I will not go flying without my dad or uncle (both airline pilots) in IMC for a while. I just want to have someone that is experienced with me as a saftey net.. and plus.. flying a lont is boring!! ha
 

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Congratulations Quasar!! That's a huge accomplishment you just passed!!

Now go out there and be safe, and have some fun!
 

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Congratulations

Thanks to all that posted on my other threads and helped out. I knew a lot more than I gave myself credit for!![/QUOTE]


I'd recommend you file IFR everytime you want to go somewhere, even in clear VMC. The practice inside the system is invaluable, and you'll find it's actually easier than VFR if you're going in/out of congested airspace and Class B.
 

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Congratulations again. Just remember to periodically look up from your dash and look outside while driving! Enjoy it!
 

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Woohoo! Congrats. I'll be sharing that same feeling with ya in a week or so, I hope. :)

MFR
 

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Thanks everyone.. it was a blast.
MFR.. you will do fine, thats what everyone said to me and now look at me!!!
 

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MFRskyknight said:
Woohoo! Congrats. I'll be sharing that same feeling with ya in a week or so, I hope. :)

MFR

Good luck MFR...and say "hi" to DC for me.

Q,
Congrats...knew you'd do fine! :p

Commercial next?

-mini
 

cforst513

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minitour said:
Good luck MFR...and say "hi" to DC for me.

Q,
Congrats...knew you'd do fine! :p

Commercial next?

-mini
same here. i passed my instrument and CFII written exams today, end-of-course prog is on sunday, and hopefully by wednesday i'll be instrument rated as well!!! but congrats, quazar, and good luck m'fer ;)
 

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minitour said:
Good luck MFR...and say "hi" to DC for me.

Q,
Congrats...knew you'd do fine! :p

Commercial next?

-mini

Yea.. I am off to school this sunday and I am stepping right into commercial! Should be fun.. cant wait!!!
 

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cforst513 said:
same here. i passed my instrument and CFII written exams today, end-of-course prog is on sunday, and hopefully by wednesday i'll be instrument rated as well!!! but congrats, quazar, and good luck m'fer ;)

Must be a good time to get the instrument rating, eh?

Well good luck all taking a checkride (that should cover it)!

Cforst, you goin commercial next?

Q, Where you goin to school?

MFR, How bout you? Commercial next?

Take it easy...don't let the sound of your own wheels...well...you know...

-mini
 

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minitour said:
Must be a good time to get the instrument rating, eh?

Well good luck all taking a checkride (that should cover it)!

Cforst, you goin commercial next?

Q, Where you goin to school?

MFR, How bout you? Commercial next?

Take it easy...don't let the sound of your own wheels...well...you know...

-mini

I am going to st. cloud up here in MN. I will start day one with my commecial ground school.. a freshman in a junior class, will be interesting! This is my plan of attack if anyone cares to listen.. haha

I want to get my commercial this year, then my CFI/I and MEI sophmore year so I can instruct my junior and senior year so I have enough hours do get on with a regional right out of school. I dont know if this is feasable but that is what I am shooting for, doesnt hurt to have goals does it? :D
 

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Fly_Chick said:
Congratulations! Did you have to do a coupled approach?

Coupled approach for an instrument rating? Man I 'm feeling old. Back when I got my instrument rating.......never mind.
 

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Sounds like a reasonable plan. Just leave your options open. If airlines is what you want to do, that's great...but you may end up with other offers on the way. Make sure you consider them all.

You could also see if any flight schools/fbo's in the area are looking for a ground school instructor. If so, take the FOI/AGI/IGI writtens (AGI and IGI are the CFI and CFII writtens...AGI has a few others like Lighter than air, etc...not hard though) and start making money teaching. It'll get your feet wet with the instruction and help you out a ton for your CFI ride (IMHO).

Good luck with it. What will you be flying for your Commercial SE and ME rides?

-mini
 

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fifty30retard said:
Coupled approach for an instrument rating? Man I 'm feeling old. Back when I got my instrument rating.......never mind.

Old??? I'm not "old", and never heard of this for an initial IFR rating!!! Or maybe I'm not as young as I think:( .
 
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I wont be doing my ME with them, they drag out the course for half a year, and you could reasonably get your ME eating in a week. But for the commercial, I am assuming I will still be in the 172sp's
 

cforst513

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minitour said:
Must be a good time to get the instrument rating, eh?

Well good luck all taking a checkride (that should cover it)!

Cforst, you goin commercial next?

Q, Where you goin to school?

MFR, How bout you? Commercial next?

Take it easy...don't let the sound of your own wheels...well...you know...

-mini
mini, i'm gonna get my total time up first before starting commercial. i will be doing commercial part 61 b/c even with adding my 150 hours or so time building, it will be cheaper than all those hours being built w/ an instructor in part 141. so hopefully next week i'll be instrument rated, then it's nothing but eating, sleeping, and flying!
 
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