Thursday, December 04
Flight 08: Landings
By Brady Lane at 8:15 PM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 8.1 | Days since I started: 51 | Cost: $1,452.70
Flying traffic patterns and doing back-to-back landings is a mental workout.
It took a few minutes to acclimate to how fast everything happens when you enter the traffic pattern right after take off, but I got the hang of it after a couple rounds.
We ended up flying the pattern eight times. Six of which we landed; twice we did a go-around. Of the six landings, four were decent and two were, well, had room for improvement. (On the third one, I experienced my first bounced landing.)
As we were doing these, I learned the importance of a good setup and remembered an article Steve Krog wrote on this subject in EAA’s Learn to Fly newsletter. I recommend reading through the newsletter archives as well as subscribing to receive each month’s issue. Steve offers great insight in each issue.
Even though I bounced a couple of these landings, I also had a couple good ones. And that’s a great feeling.
I can still hear Jason saying, “Keep the stick back, Brady, keep the stick back.”