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Old 07-22-2022, 07:45 AM
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Talking Instrument rating - RV Style

Well after 17 years I finally got my instrument rating. In my RV to boot!

I started my instrument rating in high school but then college got in the way and I stopped flying for 15 years. This year with the RV having about 200 hours on it I decided it was time to finish. I started training again on June 8th and finally on July 21st I took my checkride with 242.5 on the hobbs.

After getting up at 5am and flying to KSHR from KWRL the checkride involved a long oral exam followed by your usual cross-country and diversion procedures, maneuvers, holds, and then we came in to shoot the ILS 33 at KSHR. Next up, partial panel RNAV 15 with some pretty beastly tail winds and a circle. Finally, hand flying the LOC 33. I remember thinking to myself on that LOC approach "Jereme, you are literally 8 miles away from passing this checkride, don't F it up now!" haha In the end the DPE was extremely happy with my performance and the aircraft.

I mainly wanted to post this to thank everyone who gave me some encouragement and thank you Doug for posting your writeup, I read that article about 5 times now. If you want an epic post on getting your instrument rating in the RV go to his link here.

To those of you wondering if you can do it in your RV the answer is a resounding yes. Don't listen to the naysayers and just get up there and get it done!
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Old 07-22-2022, 08:08 AM
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Great job Jereme
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Old 07-22-2022, 08:23 AM
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Congrats, Jereme!
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Old 07-22-2022, 08:42 AM
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Default Congratulations sir!

Thatís one of the tougher ones to get and doing it in your own RV doesnít make it any easier. Many congratulations to you and enjoy that new rating!

Kindest regards,
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:07 AM
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Congratulations Jereme!

Now write down your personal IMC limits and live by them. I have over 12,000 hours and my personal IMC limit is 800/2.

Enjoy your new freedom!
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:35 AM
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Thats great Jereme. Im sure it took lots of work to get there! I hope to take my check ride next month. Have fun!
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:38 AM
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Congratulations Jereme!
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Old 07-22-2022, 02:05 PM
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Many congrats! That IS an accomplishment.
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Old 07-22-2022, 02:14 PM
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I got close last winter but got sidelined with a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery. I plan to finish up my last 5 hours and check ride early this fall - providing I can get flying again by September. My training has all been in my 9A which I upgraded to IFR early last year. I think it's a pretty good platform.

Congratulations on the IR, now comes the keeping it current and proficient.
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Old 07-22-2022, 02:41 PM
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Congrats Jeremy!
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