Tuesday, November 18
Flight 06: Talking to the Tower
By Brady Lane at 8:00 PM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 6.1 | Days since I started: 35 | Cost: $1,164.70
Today's flight was a bit overwhelming.
I navigated to another airport and communicated on the radio for the first time. The radio alone wouldn't be overwhelming, but doing that while also still learning to fly the plane in a traffic pattern was a handful.
I found if I'm concentrating too much on the radio communications, my flying suffers and vice versa.
Radio communication is simple if you know the language. As the video shows, I'm still learning it.
When we got back on the ground in Oshkosh, Jason told me most people feel overwhelmed when they first try to do all these tasks simultaneously.
It seems like a simple thing, talking on the radio, but it's amazing how much it distracted me from flying. I'm hoping the more we practice the better I'll get at it.
Next flight: emergencies and more landings