Lesson 103 – Preparing for the Re-test

I had a short dual session with Sandy yesterday to work on landings in preparation for my re-test. We went to Galt, where we had a pretty direct crosswind. It wasn’t nearly as windy as it was during the checkride, but there was probably a 7 or 8 knot cross wind component.

I was under the hood all the way there and back. No problem with that. I would like to be a little smoother on the controls under the hood but, it was certainly passable.

At Galt, I did two pretty good normal crosswind landings, a go around, and a crosswind short field. As Sandy said, if I had done the same thing during the checkride, I would have passed. Sandy did the landing back at Waukegan. She kept me under the hood until we were on final. By the time I got it off, we were so close to touchdown that we didn’t want to attempt an exchange of control.

We will do another dual flight on Sunday and then re-evaluate. Hopefully, I can do the retest soon after that.

  • Shawn says:

    Tom, Just keep working on the skills and you’ll get there. You’ve already proven you can do it. Even pilots with a bunch of hours can use more practice. The key to remember is that you ARE a pilot now. The only difference is a signature. So, keep flying like a PIC (the Pilot IN CONTROL) and you’ll nail the next one!

    Good Luck!
    Aircraft Ownership

  • >

    By continuing to use the site or by clicking the Accept button, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

    The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.