Well, I spent about 13 hours in a plane this week, but as a passenger. Our trip to Paris was wonderful! Sadly, I couldn’t fit in a lesson before we left or today. It’s marginal today anyway, so it wasn’t a huge loss.
We took a break from aviation while in Paris. There’s hardly any planes that fly over the city, and the one museum that had some aviation themed stuff in it was under renovation, Musée des Arts et Métiers. We just wanted to see the Foucault Pendulum, but it has been removed for three years. We decided it wasn’t worth it then (obviously, we were oblivious about the planes.)
Next week, I’m starting to buckle down and begin check ride prep. About two lessons, I’ll have all my requirements done. I’ll probably have some solo time left, but I want to save it to practice. I just need to get that last solo XC time in and an hour of instrument, then ready to move on.
I have bought the ASA prep book for the oral. I’m getting nervous for that portion of the test. I’m not sure the best way to use the book, I’ve looked at it and just covering the answers doesn’t seem to be working for me. If I get it wrong the memorization process isn’t working with the way the answers are written. This weekend will be trying to find the best prep for me. I’m hoping to maybe push hard the next two weeks and get it done, hopefully the DPE will be available. I’ll talk to my instructor the next lesson.
I’ve had to look into more about the limits with the government shutdown. I’m lucky I took my written before it because that is off the table, but check rides from DPE’s are still going on, just the paperwork can’t be processed by the FAA. I can have my temporary certificate fine, it just may have to be reissued if the FAA takes a long time to play catch up. They are behind anyway, they stopped at July 25th.
Hopefully, I have a lot to report next week!