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Old 01-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
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Default IFR flight test passed!

I have a new IFR endorsement on my license and all it has done so far is to make me aware of how much I have yet to learn.
Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
CPL & IFR rated
EVO F1 Rocket 1000 hours,
2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
RV4, RV7, RV10, two HRIIs and five F1 Rockets
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:40 PM
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Thumbs up Congrats!

Originally Posted by Tom Martin View Post
I have a new IFR endorsement on my license and all it has done so far is to make me aware of how much I have yet to learn.
Excellent job Tom! All the best to you exploring the soup
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:41 PM
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Default congrats

Congratulations!!! Sounds like you have the right attitude for continuing to learn the real world use of the IFR system.
Tom Lewis
RV7a N967BT 2040 hrs.
RV10 N143EB 1050 hrs.
Granbury, Tx
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:56 PM
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Default Congrats!

Congratulations! I still believe that is one of the hardest ratings to obtain and maintain, but oh so worth it.
Have fun in the murk!

Good on you!
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:02 PM
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The Instrument ticket is definitely a LOT of learning - congratulations !
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:22 PM
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Congratulations Tom. That ticket will enable you to go to many events that you could not go to, VFR only. Often, there's soup between your departure point and the arrival point....especially in places like the US and Canada, with so many miles of real estate.

If you'll get in the habit of filing IFR, even on clear days, the whole system will become that much easier to navigate.

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:31 PM
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Way to go Tom...well done!

Bob Mills
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Georgetown, TX
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:39 PM
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Default Good job!

It is a lot of work but worth it. I love being pushed hard but I actually considered the IFR training WORK.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:21 PM
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Congrats, this is certainly a mile stone.

Lately we have been flying to one of our favorite destination that without IFR ticket would not have been possible. I am truly enjoying it and happy that I perused it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:59 AM
Bob Axsom Bob Axsom is offline
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Default No more difficulty getting into Taylor, TX in the AM

That is great Tom. What did you take the flight test in?

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