Instrument rating

A few weeks ago (before beginning a new job, which made me apparently not only less likely to fly but also less likely to post), I finally had a chance to take my instrument checkride.

Spoiler: I passed!

There was some drama about a fuel pump, a mid-flight misunderstanding, and a rather unusual (if you ask me) way of doing partial panel where the examiner turned off my PFD but did not allow me to engage reversionary mode, which meant that I was doing a GPS approach using the map as my only means of lateral navigation. Still, it all worked out.

Now I have to consummate this rating and go on an actual IFR flight. Which, given that the weather turned nice and that flying companions are suddenly busy and rare, ended up being harder than expected to organize.

Instrument rating

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