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Old 04-10-2016, 10:20 PM
krw5927 krw5927 is offline
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Default Just gotta brag a little...

On Friday morning last week I passed the instrument checkride in my RV9A. Not usually one to toot my own horn but this was sort of a big one. Took a long time and a lot of work to get ready. Thanks to a great instructor/buddy, it turns out I was well prepared.

Anyway, get back to building, everyone.
Kurt W.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:28 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Nice Kurt. I am getting close to my private and though I have zero desire to fly in anything but great weather, I would like to get my instrument some day. You have given me a goal! First, I need to finish my 9!!
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:43 AM
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I cannot imagine a harder Checkride than taking an instrument ride in an RV. Well done sir. I've prolly had 30 check rides in my life from private to ATP to type ratings.

No thanks. Where's the 172.

Well done.

RV-4 - 0-320 (160HP)
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:36 AM
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Congratulations! started my IR in the 80s, paused for life, need to finish....someday....
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:20 AM
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The IFR is a hard one, but if I was doing it in an RV, I would choose the RV-9(A)
Jesse Saint
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:28 AM
krw5927 krw5927 is offline
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Thanks, all! I did have to work quite a bit on altitude awareness. The RV9, even as stable as it is compared to many of the other models, will really climb or descend in a hurry. It's pretty easy to get distracted while hand-flying and punching buttons, and find yourself 100 feet high or low. All in all though, It's definitely workable and should make the RV9 an even better cross country traveller!

edit: I recall last year that Doug, our gracious host, took (and passed) the instrument checkride in his RV6. I can't imagine....
[ed. Kurt, CONGRATS MAN!!!! There were times in our RV-6 when training for the Instrument I thought a 172 would have been pretty nice <g>. 'They' say it's the hardest to get, and as you know, doing it in a highly sensitive RV makes it that much more of a challege.

Well done, Sir! v/r,dr]
edit: Thanks DR!! Sorry I donkeyed up your plane model. I really did know you have a 6. I'll use the "it was early" excuse :-)
Kurt W.

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Old 04-11-2016, 08:32 AM
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Congratulations Kurt! Definitely a tough rating! The first approach in actual IFR is very rewarding (mine was this weekend!)

Outstanding work!
Eric Rushing
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:18 AM
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Yahoo, Congrats Kurt! Although tougher to accomplish in an RV, it'll make you a much better IFR pilot overall. IFR in a C172 will be a breeze now!
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:53 AM
jimbo jimbo is offline
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Good work Kurt. What do you have for avionics, and, any words of wisdom for wannabe IFR'ers? I do have autopilot, roll and alt hold, GRT Sport EFIS, heated pitot, 1-com, Garmin 327 GTX transponders, steam gauge backup for AS & Alt, so would have to throw more money at it.

145 hours so far
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:04 AM
Kenny Gene Kenny Gene is offline
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Congratulations again Kurt! As they say, this is your ticket to explore and learn. Be careful and have fun. We will have to go and shoot approaches, keep each other current and safe.

Kent Wilkens
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Rv10 550 flying
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