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Old 02-10-2019, 05:41 PM
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Checkride this past Friday afternoon out of KWEA. DPE Joe Johnson (card below). Firm but fair, expects you to know your stuff. Know your EFB app and your weather. Detail-oriented oral w/many scenarios. The flying part was more enjoyable - turns out 2,500+ landings in this thing is a confidence builder. Stalls, emergency descents, engine out landings, soft field, short field, simulated fouled runway in the flare. The flying was fun!


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Thank you Mr. Johnson for a professional, well done checkride. I would certainly recommend you to any RV pilot that would listen. Thank you Gary Platner, RV-8 owner and CFII rock star. Thank you Monkey for one seriously dialed in plane. And last but not least, thanks again to Mr. VanGrunsven for designing such a wonderful flying machine.



Took both IFR and Commercial checkrides in the RV. What a honor to get to do that!



It felt strange Saturday morning (and Sunday) to not have that Oral Test Prep book in my lap. I'm getting over it. ;^)


The next day....icing and OVC all around.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:51 PM
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Congats on the new rating
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:19 PM
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Congratulations! What are you going to do with this new rating? My buddy just finished all his ratings and is now flying for Boutique Air. He loves it.

BTW, check your emails. There is one from me today.

[ed. Got your email! I *might* have some side work a couple days a month flying a Caravan (if I don't screw up) ;^). College bills, etc. vr/dr]
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:08 PM
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Doug - Congratulations!

To everyone else, I figure Doug might be too busy to answer, so can anyone tell me what he used to produce this diagram? I am dreading that someone will say it comes directly from a Garmin. If so, does Dynon have anything close, or is it just an IFR thing?
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:09 PM
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Doug - Congratulations!

To everyone else, I figure Doug might be too busy to answer, so can anyone tell me what he used to produce this diagram? I am dreading that someone will say it comes directly from a Garmin. If so, does Dynon have anything close, or is it just an IFR thing?
Garmin Pilot on the iPad/iPhone <g>. Flight Profile view with icing turned on. I’m guessing quite a few EFB’s offer this feature.

Larger image: https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/Misc-2019-Q1/i-JbxV4n7/A
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:21 PM
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congrats! what app or SW does the last picture from your post come from? The one that has the vertical cross section of the atmosphere.

[ed. Garmin Pilot app on my iPad. V/r,dr]
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:26 PM
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ok i should have seen that sorry. I do use garmin pilot also so I need to figure that out. many mornings this would be nice to compare with all the other sources to guess where the ice is at. Thanks
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:26 PM
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Congratulations, Doug!
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:56 PM
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Well heck ya, congrats! Keep on keepin on!
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:11 PM
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Congratulations!

Now you can get compensated to do one of the things you love or not need to pay as much of your own money flying. It can help offset the Aviation Fix that all pilots need.

Hope you can now start logging some Turbine time. Keep us posted.
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