Soloing At MMV
Before heading over to McMinnville, Rick and I flew around Twin Oaks and did a landing. Landing went well and we were then taking off to MMV (McMinnville). I flew out of Twin Oaks and got up to a nice cruising altitude to fly over the ridges. As we approached MMV I found out the direction of the wind and picked the direction to fly into and the runway to do it on (there are 2 at MMV). The destination was a landing on runway 04.
After completing a couple landings with Rick at MMV, he got out, signed my log book giving me approval for the solo ride, and I was off without him.
This solo flight, like my first solo flight at UAO, I had to take off and land with full stops three times into the airport. Take-offs were all great, and the landings were just about perfect with a few bumps here and there.
After a successful solo run, Rick hopped back in and I took off back to Twin Oaks.
After getting to Twin Oaks, I took off the foggles, got to pattern altitude, and made my way into my crosswind leg. After making my way through the pattern and getting onto final, I felt great and had an awesome, practically perfect, landing. I was stoked.
The day was a complete success and gave me a lot more energy and excitement.
Some things I know I need to memorize:
- Air speeds (Vx, Vy, Vr, Vg, etc.)
- ABCs or GGGs of Emergency Procedures (Keep getting stuck on finding a landing location)
What are some things out there that you’re doing that excites you? What are some struggles that are coming up? Leave a comment below.
Flight Time: 1.6 Hours
Solo Time: 0.5 Hours
Ground Time: 0.2
IFR Time: 0.5
February 10, 2011 / 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