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Old 03-19-2020, 10:50 AM
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Talking Passed my commercial checkride!

Caught enough of a break in the weather yesterday evening to squeeze in a checkride with Catherine Cavagnaro. She runs Ace Aerobatic School out of Sewanee, TN (KUOS) and was just named the GA Award's 2020 National CFI of the Year. I've heard other folks have had difficulty finding a DPE who would give checkrides in experimentals. If you're in that situation, I would recommend reaching out to her.

Super excited about it despite the current global economic landscape. I graduated from college at the end of the 2000's at the height of the "Great Recession", so I guess timing has never been my strong suit.

That said, if anyone has a line on any low-time, wet-ink opportunities near Middle Tennessee while I contemplate my next move, I would certainly be grateful!

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Old 03-19-2020, 11:08 AM
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Good work! Congratulations!
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:10 AM
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Fantastic
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:18 AM
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Congrats!

I took my CFI checkride in my RV-10. That was a fun flight.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:20 AM
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Well done Barrett!
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:47 AM
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Very nice!
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:40 PM
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Congratulations. Did you have 10 hrs dual in a retract, or did the examiner let you count dual in your RV as a TAA?
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:47 PM
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Thanks, everyone!

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Did you have 10 hrs dual in a retract, or did the examiner let you count dual in your RV as a TAA?
My RV met the TAA requirements. Dual G5s and an S-Tec 30 w/ altitude hold coupled to a 430W.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:24 PM
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Among all of those flying credentials,including spin training, you will also find Catherine Cavagnaro is also a college math professor.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:33 PM
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Among all of those flying credentials,including spin training, you will also find Catherine Cavagnaro is also a college math professor.
...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot magazine. She?s written some interesting articles.
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