Month: October 2016

Oral Prep and crosswind landings.

As it goes in flight training you have to go with what the weather gives you. We had a really tough spring with lots of rain, wind, and low ceilings and now that fall is here the winds have returned. In the morning it…

Oral Exam Prep Session

From now on I’m scheduled for one lesson a week. I have 8 hours of oral exam prep to complete and three moc check rides with the schools chief CFI (certified flight instructor) and flight school owner. Then I will have the option of…

Short Field Practice

In flying short field work is when you are taking off or landing on a runway that is nearing the limitations of your airplane or where special procedures must be used to ensure you can land and stop before running out of runway. When…

Night Cross Country, Oct 6th 2016

While flying at night is challenging due to the many illusions that make it difficult to judge distance and movement, the rewards are many. I will want to gain a lot more experience before I fly long distances at night or go to unfamiliar…

Chart Pens

I tried a variety of expensive specialized chart pens and highlighters; however, these┬áPILOT FAIXION Erasable pens┬ábeat them all. My 12 yr old uses them at school and said I should try them! They come in black, blue, and red which is great for marking…