Thursday, April 02
Flight 17: Back in the Air
By Brady Lane at 11:00 AM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 16.0 | Days since I started: 170 | Cost: $2,763.20
After two months of being on the ground, I can't tell you how good it feels to get back in the air! There's no doubt the aviation bug has bit me.
I was surprised with how natural everything felt in the plane. I wasn't expecting that. Thanks to your comments and suggestions on previous posts I learned that doing mental exercises - going over flights in your mind - really does help keep you sharp if you're not able to fly. Once I was back in the plane, all the controls felt just like I remembered.
As you'll see in the video, though, my landings are going to take a little work to smooth out again, but I'm sure I'll get it. As Jason says, I have all the pieces, now we just have to put them back together again.
Hopefully I'll never have to take two months away from flying again, but if I do, I now know what to expect. And I'm definitely glad Jason was there in the right seat on those landings.
Even with the bad landings, it's good to be back flying again! I look forward to your comments and feedback.