For the past week I've been in Texas getting my transition training from the legendary Bruce Bohannon in his RV-8. With his blessing, I am now a Qualified RV-8 Pilot. He has worked with me diligently and ascertained that I have shown the required skills. Am I experienced or proficient? Heck no. But like most pilot ratings, this is a license to learn; specifically to learn to speak RV-8. I can now communicate with my aircraft, and with (lots) more practice I can master the dialect. Much thanks to Bruce for his patience and encouragement; this has been (and will continue to be) a huge learning experience that I will carry in my heart and mind forever. Plus, it was a lot of fun!