One Large Hurdle Passed!

This morning I wrote and passed my Commercial Pilot License Written Exam – 100 questions, 3.5hrs, and a huge, huge load off my mind!

It was a good solid pass mark, for the most part – 75% overall, with good marks in three of four sections but a slightly lower score in Navigation than I would have liked to get. It’ll do, though…

It’s all computer-invigilated and -marked, so I got the results a few minutes after finishing the exam… tensest few minutes of my life, I swear. The Transport Canada employee who fiddled the computer and made my marks come out had the greatest poker face I’ve ever seen – I literally had NO idea if I’d passed or not until she handed the paper to me… Note to self: do not play cards against TC office staff.

Then it was back to the Club for lunch and then a quick celebratory flight! Just a short flight, 20 minutes in the air and four touch-and-go landings. Fun winds – 140 @ 14 gusting 25, up to 29 at one point. Good pilot’s weather, wouldn’t have been much fun for non-pilot passengers! That helped burn off a whole lot of nervous energy!

Next step: the Commercial Flight Test – hopefully in a couple of weeks, or perhaps later in November! So awesome to finally have this all coming together, after flying for just over five years.

Immediate next step: Beer. I’m in desperate need of one. Or several…

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Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

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