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Offline Turbomallard

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2006, 02:20:04 AM »
Thanks Ma!

Am headed down there (3SQ) in the morning-- taking my Arrow this time so no three hour drive! Do some dual in the Duchess, ground, checkride after lunch. Gulp. I guess I'm ready. I'm a little anxious because five hours doesn't seem like much to me... I feel like I'm still getting to know the airplane, let alone the nuances of two engine (or more accurately single engine on a twin) work. But two of my friends have done it, so I guess it's doable. The owner of the FBO where I instruct part time has decades of experience, including over 1,000 hours dual given in Twin Comanches, and he said in his opinion 10-12 hours is more common, so I guess I should stop beating myself up. (Ever watch a duck beat itself up? It's not pretty-- lots of quacking and feathers everywhere).

Today I took a day off, and man did it feel good! Two weekends ago I was in Chicago on a work related trip (they conned me into it because I would have the opportunity to meet Captain Jim Lovell) then last week of course I was doing multi training away from home again. No days of from work and sim and instruction some nights and I didn't realize how exhausted I was. For much of the day today I did... NOTHING! Well, I cleaned the house and went grocery shopping. After breakfast I activated the gas fireplace, made some more tea, but some Vivaldi CDs on, gathered up my two pets, and plopped into the recliner with the Duchess POH. I think I stayed awake for about five minutes!

Anyway, I'm rarin' to get this done tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me!

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2006, 04:22:07 AM »
remember the time change!  ;)
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In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
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Offline Turbomallard

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2006, 04:26:23 AM »
You bet! It's how I'm going to get a good night's sleep! Thing is, I still haven't found a cure for the "duck neck" ache thing... no matter how you do it, you end up with a sore neck when you have to turn your head 180 degrees and tuck your beak under your feathers...

AFLAC!

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2006, 04:27:07 AM »
Oooh, good point, about the clocks changing -- man!! That'd be one I would forget!! OOPS.

I'm sure you'll do fine, Duck... we want to hear all about it. I'm glad you took a little "breather" day -- sometimes we get so wrapped up in studying stuff, we get to that fuzzy plateau where no more learning is going on anyway. (Some of us have entire life spans like that.) ;)

Enjoy the flight!! It'll go great.

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2006, 04:34:06 AM »
entire life spans!!!   hehehe


I want to hear about it too.   

I want to hear more about the "fuzzy plateau"  too... that's an interesting mental image.  ;)
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In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
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Offline TheSoccerMom

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2006, 11:28:39 PM »
You know -- it's that spot you (or at least I!) get to when you're studying, cramming numbers, trying to stuff in every little item an examiner may ask, where you suddenly realize your head is full, and you can't even learn anything else...  it just becomes a useless enterprise from that point on.  That's what I meant, about taking a break and just doing something totally spearate from aviation....  maybe that's just me, but I get where I need to intersperse things when I'm studying.

I guess my brain is just too TINY!!!   ;D   ;D

That's what I meant by the "fuzzy plateau"....  I've seen it in students, so I figure I am not completely alone in this!  Or, am I????

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Offline Turbomallard

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2006, 04:38:07 AM »
Well, it was a long day but it's done... add another rating to the list. This is it... no more!

Duck signing off and going to bed...

TM

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2006, 04:55:52 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

WAY TO GO!!

What a duck!!!

Have a good rest -- we'll look forward to your stories. 

Congrats!   8)   8)   8)   8)
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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2006, 03:01:10 PM »
Congratulations---you are now a many-motor duck---hell, last week you couldn't even spell that!
You are now capable of doubling the chances of an engine failure---I guess that's progress :-\

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2006, 03:31:47 PM »
Good job, man!  On to MEI!!!
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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2006, 05:52:06 PM »
Congratulations Turbo! |:)\
Hehe, maybe Stef need to update the avatar now like was suggested earlier in the thread  8) :D

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2006, 07:15:55 PM »
Congratulations Turbo!   Knew you could do it!   ;D

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2006, 09:43:23 PM »
Congrats!

How many hours you end up doing it in?   Mighty quick program there.
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In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2006, 01:04:33 AM »
About eight by the time I got done for various reasons. Ideally I'd have liked more time... I felt rather rushed.

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Re: Duck going multi
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2006, 02:22:48 AM »
I'll bet you did.  I spread my multi out over more than a semester's worth of time.   Did you get a commercial multi, or a multi with private privelidges?
"Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
  -Johnny Cash "I won't back Down"