The House of Rapp

G-IV Type Rating, Day 18

Posted by in Aviation, Gulfstream

The heat is on in the sim — it’s “hot weather” day, and we’ve got just the right instructor to help keep us cool.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 16-17

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After the fiasco yesterday, things improve dramatically despite the rapid pace of approaches and malfunctions. We experience cold weather flying, and I made a key discovery from observing how my sim partner operates.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 15

Posted by in Aviation, Gulfstream

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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