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Multi Engine Flight Test prep – Check Ride NERVES! – Piper Seneca – Flight Training VLOG

Do those “pre-check ride butterflies” ever go away?

For the first episode of 2018 I wanted to complete the story of probably my best accomplishment of 2017, which was actually starting and finishing something. I got my multi engine rating! 
 
Training was completed in the fall and then I had a bit of a stressful wait due to schedule and poor weather for almost a month, before I was able to fly the test. 
 
 
 
Finally passed!
 
 
 
After cancelling and rescheduling 3 times, we caught a flyable window just before Christmas, and I passed.
 
Yay! 
 
I’ve done a lot of types of check outs and things with various instructors over the past few years, but this was the first actual flight test that I’ve done in over 15 years.  
 
It was amazing how visceral that pre-check ride stress feeling was leading up to the test – it felt just like my first private pilot checkride. 
 
Do those jitters ever go away? 

Thanks to my multi engine instructor Kevin for being awesome, and thanks to Spectrum Airways for for tolerating me filming with their planes 🙂 

Link to part 1 if you missed it: 

Getting my Multi Engine Rating! – Surprise Engine Failure – Flight Training VLOG

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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

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