Thursday, March 1, 2007

I did it!!

南加州二月的天氣真的很不穩定, 應該是一年中氣候最差的時候
鋒面一堆~溫度,風向都很不穩定
所以要剛好找到天氣好, examiner又有空的時間,真的要靠運氣
經過了一堆波折~~
今天終於完成和pass了我的Private Pilot check ride!!!
So, I'm the FAA certificated Private Pilot now!! yeah finally.......

今天預定的測驗時間是中午12:30
測驗分成兩個部份~第一部份包括了aerodynamics, airplane system, aeromedical, x-country flight planning, weather info.等等的knowledge項目口試
第二部份就是maneuvers, navigation, emergency procedures等等的practical operation.

一開始的口試大概花了40多分鐘的時間
examiner問了一些基本的問題,其實很多我背了很久和念的很detail的問題都沒有問到
不過有這些知識在腦袋裡,隊於一個要對flight付全責的Pilot in Command來說,絕對是好的.
一些基本的問題像是...
解釋left-turning tendencies, adverse yaw, P-factor, vacuum system, gyroscopic instruments, and pitot-static system...etc.
另外還有就是解釋Hypoxia, hyperventilation, carbon monoxdie posioning等的定義,
影響,症狀和solutions.
至於weather的部份則像是解讀Weather Depiction Chart, RADAR Summary Chart, 和Area Forecasts等等的氣象資料.

第二部份的practical operation就有趣多了.
首先examiner會要求你先依照你的x-country flight plane來飛,
然後在某個way point的時候他會叫你divert到某個附近的機場.這個部分也同時測驗pilotage的能力.
首先要在flight chart裡面找到目標機場,暸解附近的airspace以及計畫該如何inbound.
Maneuvers則包括了很多項目,基本上學過的都做了,像是steep turn, slow flight, power on/off stall, turning stall, s-turn, turns around a point and simulate engine failure等.
另外在traffic pattern時則會測驗short field take-off/landing and soft field take-off/landing等的項目.

其實今天在Long Beach區域的風勢不算太小,大概都有10 kts以上,有些機場還有report gust.
But thank god, I did everything right.

在最後一次full-stop landing後準備taxi回去的時候,
examiner跟我說:
"Congratulations, you're now FAA certificated private pilot.
This also means form now on, as you are the pilot in command,
the flight safety it's your most important responsibility. Good job."

Wow....finally....

3 comments:

steven said...

恭喜阿萬大哥
現在您已是private pilot了

@wan said...

Thank you =)
Still have long way to go~

Skypilot said...

So you took your check ride at LGB? I didn't know there was an examiner at LGB...
I am also flying at LGB now, can I ask which school you are going now?
I don't have any Taiwanese friend in the sky and hope we can be friends.
Can you tell me how to contact you?
My e-mail address is yfc89@hotmail.com
Thank you very much.^^

Fuchieh

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