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!