After a stressful summer of putting up with constant thunderstorms and low ceilings, I was able to squeeze in a check ride. I took it with Steve Dryman at i39 in Richmond on a beautiful Monday morning. When I first arrived though, the ceiling looked like a scene out of Hercules. Low black clouds and swirly winds encompassed the airspace above the runway. Luckily while I aced the oral the heavens opened up, and it was clear blue and a million. Steve was a nice man, and I only messed up on forgetting to retract my landing gear after an emergency descent. However, he said 80% of people forget to-it’s his trick segment. So overall I’m very pleased at getting this over with. School will start soon at EKU and I can’t wait to move back in to the flight deck and be a student again. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great last few weeks of summer.