Friday Photo: Paul Adams instrument helicopter checkride

The moment: Instrument Helicopter Checkride

The pilot: Paul Adams (left)

The place: Fleming Field, South Saint Paul Airport, MN (KSGS)

The aircraft: Robinson R-44

The memory: Taking advantage of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to expand my aeronautical knowledge and experiences. Started in March (snow and cold) and ended in October. Flying a helicopter in three seasons, in instrument training conditions, having not flown a helicopter in five years, and transitioning from a Schweizer to Robinson, made completed/passed check ride extremely fulfilling.

 

Want to share your “Friday Photo” of your solo or checkride moment? Send your photo and description (using the format above) to: LearnToFly@Sportys.com