UPDATE: Now that I’ve earned my wings, I’m still flying, still learning and the cameras are still rolling. This blog will remain open and active for those interested in the flight training process. However, if you want to see what I’ve been up to since becoming a sport pilot, come on over to EAA.org/abinitio to watch videos of my most recent flights. - Brady
I made several good landings today. Finally!I can't tell you how good a good landing feels.
After a couple of them, I felt I was really starting to get it. There's still plenty of room for improvement, but these landings today sure felt nice.
Posted by Nick Leggett
@ 05:21 PM, January 09
Keep up your great work.
Posted by Douglas
@ 05:43 PM, January 09
Doin' great Brady...you'll be soloing real soon!
Posted by Bhargav
@ 07:00 PM, January 09
Nice landings Brady.. good job !!.
Posted by Brett Campany
@ 06:31 AM, January 10
Mate those are some great landings!! Now I've got something to aim for during my next lessons on Monday week! Good work, keep it up!
Posted by Bryan
@ 08:46 AM, January 10
Those landings are looking like they are coming along very nicely. I have found that time spent in the pattern is just as good as time spent doing maneuvers.
Posted by Randy Epstein
@ 02:30 PM, January 10
Brady, I feel a solo coming soon. Good job!! Usually our worst critics are ourselves.
Posted by Ben
@ 12:36 PM, January 11
Brady, if you have some winter weather downtime, could you post some technical info on your a/v setup in the Remos? As a skydiving instructor, I understand the value of video for training purposes, and I'm very interested in recording my own flight lessons for later review. Thanks!
Posted by Greg Hughes
@ 12:48 PM, January 11
I've also been mostly grounded for a few weeks due to our pacific northwest weather this time of year. I was able to do a little simulator time and got almost an hour of crosswind landings done. Like you it was after not flying for a few weeks. It is a weird feeling, just as you described really.Your instructor is terrific. You're fortunate! I assume you noticed the hands on the dashboard and the finger tapping/thumb twiddling? Heh. Proves to you without a doubt that you're doing this completely on your own. It's all about repetition and confidence now.I'd also be interested in some detail about the specific technology setup you have going in the Remos. I know I read a little about it based on a comment you wrote somewhere, but the geeky details would be cool, too.Great work, Brady - Keep it up!
Posted by Richard Menz
@ 04:34 PM, January 11
Brady, Your landings looked perfect from the video. I am taking lessons from US Sport at Charlott County Airport in Florida. I had one of those days on Wed when nothing seemed to go right. On Friday, my next lesson, my instructor informed me I was going with another instructor for a simulated check ride. We did some pattern work and headed back to the FBO. He jumped out of the plane and instructed me to do 3 take off's and landing's on my own. What a rush, the landings were great and I wasn't nervous at all. I am training on a low wing GOBOSH with touchy toe brakes and am happy I dont have to deal with all the cold weather and slippery runway issues you have there.Cant wait to see your solo blog, you will do great.
Posted by Ronnie Green (Amarillo)
@ 11:24 PM, January 16
For 12.5 hrs, your landings are looking really good. I have never landed on ice...Keep up the good work!!!
Posted by Gary Mascelli
@ 11:08 AM, January 19
Just found your blog. Very nice job on your landings, soon it will be solo time.Brings back good memories with remembering to breath and making those feet coordinate with the hands and visual cues. GOOD JOB!!
Posted by lynn
@ 05:43 PM, January 25
Is there a trick to watching the videos? It taks a long time for one to start, and then it just shows for a few seconds, then freezes?