On Tuesday, my instructor dropped a bomb of realization on me that I am not going to be able to finish my pilot license before having to retake my written exam (so August 23rd). BOOM! That wasn’t the news I wanted to hear. I went back to work quite bummed, however after thinking things over; I realized that it isn’t the worst news.
Yes, I want to get this done, I’ve wanted to get this done the four years prior to this, however, each time I find out that I’m not going to get things tackled in my time frame, it makes me realize that my planning is terrible. I keep boxing myself into these windows of time that don’t’ allow me to actually meet my expectations.
Years from now, I’ll realize that it doesn’t matter how much time it had taken, because at the end of the day, I want to be a great pilot and if this is what it takes for me to become one, then I’ll just have to get back in the cockpit and keep on practicing until I get things perfect.
After coming to terms that I’ll more than likely have to retake my written exam, I began to get things together to get it done as quickly as possible. I’ve done it before, and last time, I scored a 97%! So, all I need to do is get studying…which is what I did. Tuesday, I downloaded the app I used last time (Dauntless FAA Private Pilot Test Prep), and began going through the questions. This time around, they added a website that keeps track of all the test scores, so I can track my progress of my answers.
Here’s to retaking my written exam! Hopefully I can crack this baby out before I’m gone the rest of August.
August 6, 2014 / Jason / 16
Categories: Private Pilot Completion
- Total Flight Time: 218.5 Hours
- Pilot In Command Time: 125.7 Hours
- Solo Time: 100.8 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 60.5 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 27.8 Hours
- Night Time: 7.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 521 (499/22)
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 30.8 Hours