The House of Rapp

G-IV Type Rating, Day 15

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They say the simulator can humble even the best of pilots. Now I know what they’re talking about. The schedule called for ‘abnormal procedures’ today, but sadly, the most abnormal thing about the whole day ended up being my flying.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 13-14

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Day 13 is a repeat of the previous sim session, albeit with a new instructor and an observer. Day 14 was a day off, and an opportunity to get adjusted to a new, later schedule.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 12

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Twelve days down, nine to go. We run through basic airwork, stall series, instrument approaches, missed approach procedures, and holds in the simulator.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 11

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Day 11 and it’s back into the simulator, where we get our first look at a few malfunctions. Also, a tour of the Simuflite building’s west wing, where, as they say, “the magic happens”.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 10

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Day 10 brings some final review, a mock oral exam, and the end of ground school — finally! From here out it’s all simulators and tests.

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