Monthly Archives: June 2011

You’re close

“You’re close”. Those were the words my instructor said to me when I asked (for budgeting reasons) where I was in the process of getting signed off. I’ll get back to that in a bit. Let me recap the last … Continue reading

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Stayed close to home base tonight

Eleven takeoffs and landings. The first time around was a little rough. Tonight was the first time we had a crosswind to deal with. Not much wind but enough to feel it and need to manage it. The second trip … Continue reading

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My first passenger and a change in plans

The original intent was to fly to the nearest Class D airport, maybe do a few landings, return to our home field and on the way practice a few other maneuvers completing with a few rounds in the pattern.¬† Another … Continue reading

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Twelve years to the day

My log book shows my last fight before my big break was June 7, 1999. The entry after that is June 7, 2011. I started flying again twelve years to the day after my last flight. Is that significant? In … Continue reading

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Today looks good

While foggy this morning, the weather looks good for a flight this afternoon. I’m interested in finding out the areas I need to work on and developing a plan to determine how many hours of training I may need. I … Continue reading

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Concerns about getting current

These areas are what I would like to spend extra time on as I become current ¬†Narrow runways Forward slips Staying proficient As for the narrow runways, I was trained at Wichita’s Mid-continent airport (Class C airspace). Nice wide runways … Continue reading

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Getting back behind the yoke again after 12 years

I have my private pilots license but have not been current since June 1999. I decided to beome current again last fall. I have been studying over the winter, waiting for the weather to get better. I was supposed to … Continue reading

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