On October 1 I passed my flight test in Class BRAVO. I again failed the ground test. I was then told to start up the plane and wait approximately 2 minutes for GPS lock. It took 1 minute 47 seconds. Then I was told to taxi under 15 knots and return to hangar. I dragged my brakes to keep the plane under 15 knots. I then failed the ground test again because FAA failed to tell me there was not an ADS B ground station at SDL. I was told I would have to fly out for 5 minutes and return to receive an ADS B lock.
The next day I started the plane and waited 1 minute 57 seconds for a GPS lock. Taxied to the runway under 15 knots and flew for 10 minutes and passed the ground test. Remember you have to wait for at least one hour after flight to submit your results. I passed the ground test.
The FAA was supposed to combine the previous air pass with the ground pass, but that did not happen. With the assistance of Rune Duke, AOPA, I was finally approved to submit my rebate today.
I also requested $100 from Appareo Stratus for the excessive fuel I used to pass these tests. They did not train the installer properly. They denied this request!
Below is an article form this months flying magazine on this fiasco.