If you follow my blog you will notice I posted this morning about weather conditions forcing me to cancel my Instrument "flying" lesson. After trading a few text messages with my CFI Brian we decided on a review and sign off of my written test and some oral test prep in the same time slot.
Mary and I went out for breakfast then dropped off Maggie mutt for her hair and nail appointment. The folks at the groomers love having Maggie wander around the shop since she gets along with everyone. I packed up my oral test prep study guides and the written test results and headed to Brandywine. Brian was just finishing up with a student when I walked in so I took a seat and listened as they planned some ground school time. Ahhh the memories, glad that PPL stuff is old news. At least the IR is fun, the PPL was work!
We sat and reviewed the few questions I missed on the written and then reviewed some questions Brian previously gave me to answer. I had fifty questions that he suggested I email so he could check and not cost me money reviewing in person. I asked a few questions that I had concerns about and then we talked about actual instrument operation. It was pretty neat opening up a turn indicator and learning what really makes it tick. Next we investigated a heading indicator followed by an altimeter, neat stuff. Brian said I'll need all this for my commercial anyway and that he wished more was required for the instrument rating. We sat and reviewed for two hours yet it seemed like we had just sat down.
I'm up for a flying lesson Tuesday at 9:30, I'm so close to making the check ride schedule call. I might use a school plane since 679er is going in for annual Thanksgiving week.