Is there a pilot on-board? Is there a pilot on-board?!? Oh wait, that's me!
Of course my RA chose this morning to flare up, and it was 34F outside, but I sucked it up and went on with it. Aced the oral and visual, then while flying the examiner asked,
"When did you start flight training?"
"2 months ago."
"Yeah, it's all there."
He looks through logs. "You already have 83 hours?"
"Oh yeah, 85... and a 1200 mile CC?"
"TYS to GKT to RDG, then back."
"If I didn't know better, I'd say you've been at this for years."
He even sipped his coffee during the approach and landing. Not much else was said beyond, "nice little bird you have here" and "great job, congratulations".
I appreciate people of few words under those circumstances. We mostly just sat back and enjoyed the scenery.
Instrument rating in 2 weeks, then I need to get some multi-engine time (the commercial grade doesn't interest me) and pick up the other ratings I want along the way. Now I'm going to relax for the evening.