Do those “pre-check ride butterflies” ever go away?

For the first episode of 2018 I wanted to complete the story of probably my best accomplishment of 2017, which was actually starting and finishing something. I got my multi engine rating! 
 
Training was completed in the fall and then I had a bit of a stressful wait due to schedule and poor weather for almost a month, before I was able to fly the test. 
 
 
 

Finally passed!

 
 
 
After cancelling and rescheduling 3 times, we caught a flyable window just before Christmas, and I passed.
 
Yay! 
 
I’ve done a lot of types of check outs and things with various instructors over the past few years, but this was the first actual flight test that I’ve done in over 15 years.  
 
It was amazing how visceral that pre-check ride stress feeling was leading up to the test – it felt just like my first private pilot checkride. 
 
Do those jitters ever go away? 

Thanks to my multi engine instructor Kevin for being awesome, and thanks to Spectrum Airways for for tolerating me filming with their planes 🙂 

Link to part 1 if you missed it: 

Getting my Multi Engine Rating! – Surprise Engine Failure – Flight Training VLOG

Getting my Multi Engine Rating! - Surprise Engine Failure - Flight Training VLOG - Flight Chops

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share. Feedback is invited; however, please keep it positive.

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