Landings Landings Landings
Yesterday evening I went flying with Steve and our big focus was on landing. It’s been said “Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man…Landing is the first!” This quote hits home pretty hard as landing have always been my biggest weakness. Now I’ve done a few hundred landings, and I’m yet to break an airplane, but none the less, I don’t always land as great as I know I can.
I ended up doing around ten landings last night from normal landings, to landings without flaps. Almost all my landings were pretty spot on, though without Steve there on some, I’m not sure they would have gone as smooth.
Most landings of the evening included the use of a side slip because of the wind. I did almost all the different landings I’ve learned: normal, short field, soft field, and no-flap landings. No-flap landings come into play when the electrical system goes out or the flap controls stop working.
Overall I was pleased with my performance and glad to see that I’m getting better as the days go on.
September 26, 2014 / Jason / 16
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