The House of Rapp

G-IV Type Rating, Day 20

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The final push — day two of the dress rehearsal. We work on abormals and single engine approaches, and I discover something worse than failing: causing my sim partner to fail.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 19

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As we get closer to the end of the program, the teaching stops and the testing begins today with the first half of a dress rehearsal for the checkride.

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G-IV Type Rating, Day 18

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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

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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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