Marin 99 Sue Royce acquired her instrument rating on November 30, 2017!!

November 30, 2017 was the last day I could pass my check ride without having to retake the FAA written exam, as if there was not enough pressure already.  DPE Jim Hinson and I met at 8 a.m. at the Pilot Lounge at Lincoln Regional Airport and dove right in on the oral exam.  It was extensive questioning, including risk management, my airplane’s AD’s and the trip he had me plan to Monterey which was mostly about lost communication and knowing what to do.  We reviewed weather extensively.  After a grueling 2.5 hours Jim told me “You passed the oral” (Whew!!) and we continued on with the flight part of the check ride.  He gave me the 3 approaches we would do and we took to the skies.  After a VOR approach at McClellan Airfield (Jim was my DME, as my Cherokee does not have one), an ILS at Sacramento Mather and the LOC coming back to Lincoln, I heard the magic words after landing . . . “You passed!”  I was one happy lady.

2 Responses to “Marin 99 Sue Royce acquired her instrument rating on November 30, 2017!!”

  1. 1 clpickett December 19, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Sky Queen! It was always yours to own. Enjoy the ride. Cindy

  2. 2 Barbara O’Grady December 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Way to go, Sue. Instrument is one of the hardest ratings to get, I think. Up next, Commercial?

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