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First Checkride
« on: June 30, 2006, 01:09:29 PM »
Just signed my student off for his private ride. It's my first one. :o I'm probably more nervous than he is.

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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006, 03:50:12 PM »
Oral's done...On to the flight!
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006, 04:17:32 PM »
so i'm guessing that he's in the air as i type this?
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2006, 05:30:40 PM »
Yep.  He's been gone about an hour now....The longer he's gone, the better.
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2006, 07:52:00 PM »
well? did you get to cut the shirt off his back yet??
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2006, 09:21:14 PM »
It is a wonderful moment for the student, but I guess that it's the same for the instructor....
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I give that landing a 9 . . . on the Richter scale.

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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2006, 05:36:38 PM »
well?? here we are on the second day and still no word......c'mon Gulf!!!
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2006, 05:15:13 AM »
Sorry! After the check ride, I was so focused on getting ready to head to Baudette that I forgot about updating. :-[

My student passed! The DE practically said he was a natural (but not quite).

100% Pass Rate, baby! ;D

The reason we needed to go to Baudette was to look at a couple of houses.  We'll be moving up there at the end of the month because my wife got a job as the new band teacher at the school.  I'll hopefully be instructing up there, if anyone's interested.    ;)
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2006, 06:12:08 AM »
cool and congrats!!
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2006, 09:59:52 AM »
Very cool indeed, congratulations all around, but what's this about cutting shirts??

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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2006, 03:09:45 PM »
oops i was a little off yesterday. one gets the shirt cut off his/her back when they solo. DOH! boy was i out of it....
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2006, 03:19:39 PM »
oops i was a little off yesterday. one gets the shirt cut off his/her back when they solo. DOH! boy was i out of it....
Why? And wouldn't that be kind-of gross considering how sweaty it would probably be after a check-ride?

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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2006, 04:30:19 PM »
You solo after about 15 hours (average), and take the checkride after 40.  You usually are sweaty after the ride, but the solo's not usually too bad.  It's tradition to cut the student's shirt after the solo.  I've seen an article on where that tradition started, but don't remember where I saw it.
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2006, 08:03:11 PM »
Congrats Gulf!!  |:)\

Boy, I thought I was nervous on my first solo but turns out you don't know what nervous is until you have your first student solo, huh?!?!   ;D ;)
I'll never forget having my student hover next to me for the first time with me not in the aircraft....

The first checkride is right up there as well.
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Re: First Checkride
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2006, 03:12:29 AM »
Boy, I thought I was nervous on my first solo but turns out you don't know what nervous is until you have your first student solo, huh?!?! ;D ;)
I'll never forget having my student hover next to me for the first time with me not in the aircraft....

And the stuff that comes out of their mouths!  The DE asked about the numbers under the airport identifier on a sectional.  The airport happened to have pilot controlled lighting, so my student came up with "left angle 33".  Couldn't believe my ears.   :)  Turns out that meant pilot controlled lighting and the longest runway was 3300 ft.
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