Checkride Update 1 October 2007: T-Minus 10 Days to Checkride

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Off to a slow start. Spent most of the weekend and all day today at work. Went to Kirby’s Koney for dinner and edited a bit more of the book.

Going to go fly some sim in the morning. Probably partial-panel approaches to some relevant airports. Trying to get work out of the way so I can spend a few evenings studying my hiney off.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    what program do they use for a sim? Flight Simulator from Microsoft?

    I fly 172′s in FS2004

    Do you have a computer at home that has the horse power for Flight Sim? If so that could give just that bit more of practice.

  2. Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) says:

    See the October 5 blog post above. The sim used OnTop software.

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