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Old 11-02-2018, 02:15 PM
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Default IFR checkride!

Might be old hat for some, but it's new stuff to me. I passed my IFR checkride this morning in my glass-panel RV9A with flying colors. Life is good!

Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 900 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:27 PM
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Congratulations !
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:36 PM
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Nice! I hope to follow your example shortly. I have done all my IFR training in my RV7. Holding altitude and headings are a continual challenge.
Steve McGirr
RV7 N1991M
First Flight: May 18, 2013
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:51 PM
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Well done! Now the hard part is keeping it current.
What I would suggest is go IFR in one direction to keep current and hone your skills but then go VFR for the return leg just to enjoy the simplicity of flying.
It might be helpful for others planning to go this route if you could give an overview of your panel and it's capabilities and then a brief recap of the check ride.
RV-8 with the Showplanes Fastback conversion
Emp completed except for glass work
Wings completed except for bottom skin and glass work
Fuselage underway
N18451 reserved
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:51 PM
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Default Woohoo

Congrats Greg! Huge accomplishment.

I'm equipping my 9 for IFR to utilize the rating as well. Nothing hard, busting through layer(s) to get from A to B in the right conditions.
Ed Avila
St. Johns, AZ (SJN)
N646A RV9
Worlds longest RV build...but getting there
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:54 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Congratulations Greg!!!!
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:24 PM
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Thumbs up Congratulations!

Congratulations, Greg!
You are an encouragement.
I have just begun studying for the IR myself, so it certainly isn't old hat to me.

I have yet to talk to an IR pilot that regretted getting the rating.

Well done.
Dale DeWeese
RV-9A Owner
EAA Chapter 211 Member
Zeeland, MI (Z98)
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:32 PM
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Great news!

Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
SC86 - Easley, SC
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:03 PM
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Congrats, Greg!
Kurt W.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:07 PM
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Passing the instrument ride is no joke, so GOOD JOB! Its still one of my proudest flying days.

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