Last Lesson with Emily
Yesterday was my last flight with Emily (at least for a while) since James is returning this Sunday. I had an excellent time flying with Emily and she gave me a number of good pointers. I realized though that there is a lot I do not know about flying still and a lot I still need to get down before I am comfortable soloing.
I wasn’t too excited about my final flight with Emily since during this flight it seemed like I forgot everything I had practiced last week. My landings are getting much better so that is all well and good, but my use of the controls tend to be kinda jerky and something I really need to smooth out. When I try to correct my flying I sometimes over-correct and then attempt to fix that I do it again. Feels like a big mess. I am just trying to hard to make things go well and when they don’t I get somewhat frustrated and begin to over-correct even more. I really just need to relax and take my time correcting the plane. I also need to use my rudders more effectively!!!
The flight consisted of ground reference maneuvers (S-turns, Turn around a point) and some landings.
Overall I had a great final flight with Emily and look forward to making some great progress with James over the next couple weeks and beginning my soloing.
Flight Time: 1.7 Hours
October 7, 2010 / Jason / 2
Categories: Private Pilot Completion
- Total Flight Time: 218.5 Hours
- Pilot In Command Time: 125.7 Hours
- Solo Time: 100.8 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 60.5 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 27.8 Hours
- Night Time: 7.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 521 (499/22)
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 30.8 Hours