Passed my IFR checkride!

After gruelling months of study and flying - and beating a lot of bad weather - I finally passed my instrument airplane checkride yesterday! I fly out of Van Nuys, CA, and did it in a Piper PA-28-151.
The flight portion (all done under the hood aka ‘foggles’ to simulate IFR conditions) involved a simple DME hold, unusual attitudes and recoveries, the ILS Z 08 into KBUR (which was a partial panel approach, simulated a vacuum system failure), the RNAV Z 08 into KBUR and the VOR-A into KVNY. And Infinite Flight had a HUGE role to play in my understanding and ability to execute those IFR approaches.
This is the one rating that truly makes you a safer, better pilot, trust me. I feel a world of a difference from when I got my private license vs. now.
If any of you have any questions I’d love to answer them to the best of my ability.
On to the commercial pilot’s certificate next!

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Congratulations! 😁🥳🥳

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I think his belongs in RWA, but congrats!

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Oh dear. I had meant to do that, but looks like my phone jumped back to “general” when I created a topic. Sorry!

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It’s ok. Can a Regular move this to RWA please?

I just did it. Apparently it let me edit the topic it was placed in too, lol.

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Huge congrats to you! What a huge accomplishment. Hope your very proud of this accomplishment!

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Congrats dude!!!

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Thank you so much! It’s still sinking in haha. My mind’s already on the next goal of commercial pilot!

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Good luck on the next training dude!
😀😀

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Dude! Huge accomplishment! Congratulations to you. Now go out (or stay in) and celebrate, you’ve earned it

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Thank you!

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Thank you haha! Planning to do just that!

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Congrats!!!

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Congrats bro! Can’t wait to hear about your next steps! Van Nuys is a good place to work for reallss.

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Thanks bro! You bet haha, it gets so busy here everyone’s absolutely on their toes!

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I have a question but what does IFR mean again lol i forgot

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Congratulations!!

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Congratulations! That’s a big achievement. Probably one of the harder checkrides you’ll ever do. Now you join the ranks to live life in the clouds. Probably some of the most fun and rewarding experiences you will have will be dealing with less than VFR conditions.

Excellent job and looking forward to hearing what the next step in your journey consists of.

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IFR is Instrument Flight Rules. It means you conduct the flight with reference to instruments only - with no outside reference. This is typically done in IMC (instrument meterological conditions) i.e. visibility below 3 miles and cloud ceilings below 2000ft, or in Class A airspace (in the US, Class A airspace involves all airspace above 18,000 feet up to 60,000 feet).

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