July 2014: Leon Plank, PP MEL SEL Instrument Airplane

Leon Plank

September 22, 2014   Congratulations!  Leon Plank, Private Pilot, SEL MEL Instrument Airplane. With his new single-engine IFR rating in tow, Leon scheduled another checkride to take place in his Cessna 337 to add multi-engine IFR to his certificate.



July 16, 2014


Leon Plank, Private Pilot, SEL Instrument Airplane


Stevens Point Municipal LeonPlank11Airport (KSTE): Leon Plank, a certificated pilot of single-engine land airplanes, completed instrument flight training with Wanda Zuege, 2010 Flight Instructor Of The Year/Wisconsin.  As a Private Pilot, Leon was authorized to fly passengers for pleasure or personal business under Visual Flight Rules in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC); to fly in weather where the visibility would be 3 miles or greater in controlled airspace.

Leon Plank

LeonPlank7On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Leon  first demonstrated mastery of the single engine aircraft for each instrument TASK performed during the Instrument Practical Test flight with Designated Pilot Examiner, Harold “Duffy” Gaier at the Marshfield Municipal Airport.


Under the authority of FAR Part 61.57 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Leon Plank is now eligible to fly by reference to instruments under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in a single engines. Known as blind flying, the instrument rating is an aviation flight category that describes flying in weather conditions with less than 3 statute miles of visibility in controlled airspace.


OCT 2013: Leon attended Am I High Aviation’s Instrument weekend ground school and passed the (instrument) written test with an 83%.

IFR Flight5

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