We started out the day with me flying the Twin Oak’s pattern a few times with Rick since it had been a couple weeks since I flew. That went well, so he sent me on my marry way. I took off out of Twin Oaks and flew SE towards Aurora. The flight went just great and I was able to take some pictures once I stabilized the plane. I did a full-stop landing and took off out of Aurora to McMinnville. Aurora didn’t have much wind at all and the landing and takeoff were just great. McMinnville had 6 knots when I listened, but got up to around 9 knots when I took off. Thankfully there weren’t any problems and I was able to land and takeoff just great.
My flight out of McMinnville was great and I made it back over to Twin Oaks where I flew to the west of the airport so I went in on the 45 for the downwind. I did this just great and it gave me a nice entry for the pattern.
The pattern work at all three airports was great along with my landings. I was quite happy with the entire flight. There is always work to do to get better and there were definitely areas to improve. Mainly making sure that I am on the right speed when landing to avoid having to break too hard.
Flight Time: 1.4 Hours
May 23, 2011 / Jason / 0
Categories: Private Pilot Completion
- Total Flight Time: 178.0 Hours
- Pilot In Command Time: 85.2 Hours
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 30.8 Hours
- Solo Time: 61.1 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 49.2 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 20.8 Hours
- Night Time: 5.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 471 (451/20)