I passed!

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Last week I took my instrument rating check ride in Louisville with Peyton Hoge. The morning was full of surprises. In the morning, we found out that we had to take a pre-solo landing test before ferrying ourselves to Louisville. Adam went to start the plane and it wouldn’t crank. Our hearts dropped. If we didn’t get it done then, we would most likely have to get all of our certifications renewed and do more flying. Matt the mechanic told Mark to call back N92LC which was in the air over Danville (our friend was actually in it at the time). While they booked it back to Richmond, we hopped in a C172P to quickly do some laps around the pattern to knock out the solo test. While Adam was landing, 92LC landed, and I hopped in the the C172P while it was getting refueled. We landed, and hopped into 92LC after a quick preflight. The flight there was fairly uneventful. The check ride was kind of bumpy/windy but I passed and that’s all that matters. We got back with a great tailwind and narrowly escaped a storm to our right. It’s a great relief to have this done. I also found out Friday that I had actually won the student employee/intern of the year award and how awesome the award show was. I’m really sad I missed it, but it was pretty worth it. Anyways, that was my crazy week, thanks for reading.

Matt

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About mcjonesqwe

I'm an aviation student at Eastern Kentucky University. I love flying and learning about aviation. I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and I'm staying on campus in Richmond for school. I'm on the GlobalAir.com scholarship blog team and logging my flight training on Chasing FL180.
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