I spoke yesterday with the CFI/Ops Inspector that will be doing my test. Here's what's on the agenda/expected of me during the flight:
- I will be PIC, with no control input from the inspector. (Upon hearing that I had not soloed yet, his response was, "Well, congratulations, your first solo is with me.")
- Once we complete preflight/taxi/takeoff from KJVY, we'll fly north.
- I'll be asked to pick out 1 or 2 fields as potential emergency landing locations
- He will have me simulate 1, likely 2, engine-out forced landings over my chosen emergency landing field.
- He will pick out various landmarks while in the air, at varying distances from the aircraft and ask me:
- Can you see it?
- How far away is it?
The previous assumptions from my original AME and several CFIs I've talked to or whose posts I've read online, suggesting all I'll have to do is taxi, were incorrect at best. I attribute this to the uniqueness of my visual deficiency in that I do have two eyes, so I do in fact have some depth perception, but it's the matter of my corrected far-sightedness and how capable I am of compensating for the limited depth perception that I need to demonstrate.
What was once slight concern has now turned into me being, rather pointlessly, a nervous wreck at times. I've got this. I can do all of the above. I know it. Now I just have to prove it.
Two Victor Uniform clear of the active.