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By riceowlguy (Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 09:49:06 AM EST) (all tags)
allegedly the hard half, too.

I passed the oral/ground portion of my private pilot (airplane, single engine, land) checkride yesterday morning.  The widespread rain and clouds, which are otherwise incredibly welcome in Texas, kept us from doing the flying portion.  That and the oil pressure gauge on the airplane I was going to use was broken.  Kind of an important piece of equipment, that.  The oral portion is supposed to be the harder part.  I certainly felt stupid at times during it but hey, I passed.  Now I have 60 days to get the flying part done.  Scheduled it for next Tuesday morning and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get it done then.  If it somehow dragged into August things would get problematic as I will be out of town for almost two weeks.

Afterwards I celebrated with lunch at Five Guys.  French fries are great at absorbing stress in the short term.

The past couple of days as I've been gearing up for the checkride have been kind of a wash, exercise/diet-wise.  I get back on the horse today, though.

It may be only July 11th but in my mind it feels like the whole month has already flown by and therefore I'm not making any progress on the huge backlog of stuff I wanted to do this summer, although in reality I have been getting many things done, they just are the low hanging fruit so the big things still loom.  However, there's really nothing to be done about that because I am still using all of my free time and extra vacation time/work schedule flexibility to finish flight training and stay (more or less) in good fitness.

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Congrats! n/t by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 10:42:11 AM EST

"So I will be hitting the snatch hard, I think, tonight." - gzt
That's awesome! by technician (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 09:05:11 PM EST

well done by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 10:27:44 PM EST
congratulations :)
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Yay!!! by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 12:28:22 PM EST
Good luck on the flight test!

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