Well, as you may have inferrred by now, the final exam has come and gone, marking the end of private ground school. I easily managed to get a 95% on the final (and 2nd midterm exam, by the way), so I’ve pretty-much got a 95% average for the class (not that it really means much, as long as I’m above the requisite 80%). Simulator flights have been going well, putting me in the top tier–those ready to take on the real thing. If all goes well with my checkride Thursday, I’ll be in N791SH (that’s our Robinson R22 helicopter) Friday afternoon, as scheduled.
Also, I need to take and ace 3 practice exams before I’m cleared to take the FAA written exam (I guess I should get started on those as well), as I will need to pass that to get my private rotorcraft rating. Then, all I really have to do is start building hours (50 before the private checkride and start of instrument class).
Also of note: Friday will be my first flight–ever. I’ve never flown commercially, for travel, or for any other purpose–so my first time flying will literally be my first time flying. Yeah, I know….