Friday photo: Priscilla Marapodi instrument rating checkride


Marapodi checkride

The moment: Instrument rating checkride

The pilot: Priscilla Marapodi

The place: Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF) – San Diego, CA

The aircraft: Cessna 172

The memory: I started my aviation journey April 2017 since then it’s been an amazing journey. I thought the PPL was an amazing accomplishment until today the IFR checkride, now I feel like a real pilot! 😆Definitely a very remarkable and tough checkride!


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