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Feb 8th 2010 12:53PM It's not uncommon that a pilot would fail a checkride at some point in his/her past. The system in place for testing is pretty strict, with remedial training and instructor sign off required before a retest is allowed.
BTW, I've heard approx. 1/2 of the applicants fail the Flight Instructor practical the first time... but that doesn't mean that 1/2 of the flight instructors shouldn't be instructing...
Jun 29th 2009 11:29PM Another explanation for the feeling of last minute acceleration upon landing would be the reduced drag of the aircraft flying in ground effect.
BTW Ken, I love reading your blog and managed to read through your many entries in only two days! Keep up the great work!