Author Topic: average hours till Private Pilot check ride?  (Read 84551 times)

Offline mak8409

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Re: average hours till Private Pilot check ride?
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2011, 10:14:50 AM »
No hours yet, but as my first post on this site and as a military human factors instructor for over 20 years, I have to say you have received some meaningful replies with lots of encouragement and key points being identified.  For me, the most meaningful response was to talk to your instructor.  No communication in most circumstances is negative communication.  An open and honest relationship with your instructor is crucial to a successful outcome and also a pleasurable experience.  Everyone should feel comfortable in sharing their thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns with their instructor.  If the conversation doesn't go as expected, speak to the senior instructor or chief pilot.  Maybe a new pairing with a different instructor may be in order.  CONGRATS on your progress so far and keep at it!