My flight on Thursday was with Emily Stark and my flight yesterday was with James. The flight with Emily was rough at first because I didn’t have my speeds where they should have been. I didn’t really even think about it when I got the airport. I figured I would have them down and just took off. Then I tried to land and realized that I had my speeds off.
Well Emily wasn’t happy with that and really laid into me to get these things down. It wasn’t just that, I wasn’t doing that well at all at the start. Though with that talk from her I took a moment to relax and figure out what I was doing wrong. I then landed another few more times all going really well. Not the best, but they were landings.
Yesterday, after waiting for so long to fly, was a great flight. James and I started with a short amount of ground going over a couple things and then we hit the skies. I did a few stalls and then went into landings.
My pattern work was my big lax this time. Also radio calls. I kept announcing that I was talking to Twin Oaks instead of Aurora which is where we were. Though the calls were rough, I got them down as well as the plane.
My landings were great. Not too bumpy, and not too slow or fast. The landings all went well and James even said, “if it wasn’t so dark, I’d hop out and let you go solo”, but alas it was dark and we needed to get home.
We got back to Twin Oaks with a great feeling and another successful landing there. Next week I’m going to schedule to meet with James earlier and will be doing a solo flight if all goes as both of us would like. So exciting!!! I feel much better and think I have a better handle on this whole flying thing.
Flight Time: 0.9 Hours
November 24, 2010 / Jason /
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