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
It's going to take some more practice before I'm consistent, but I did finally stick a couple good short field landings! It was another one of those great feelings of accomplishment.I've also been struggling this whole time with not enough right rudder on landing, but Jason explained something to me in this lesson that I think is really going to help. See the video for his explanation.It seems learning to fly is all about ups and downs (no pun intended). What I mean is that one lesson you're introduced to something that seems incredibly difficult and you end up leaving frustrated. Then a couple lessons later, you start to get it and have this incredible feeling of satisfaction. But as soon as you start feeling competent with the task at hand, you're introduced to a new challenge, a new skill and will probably feel overwhelmed again.Learning to fly is a giant roller coaster of emotions. I now have logged 96 landings and think I've also had about that many different emotions throughout this process. It's been an incredible journey so far though!
Posted by John G
@ 04:43 PM, June 12
Nice landings dude,Ok here's a tip for the future, after flying solo for awhile with full tanks and then having an instructor with you but low'ish on fuel the trim will feel way out!This caught me out on my last flight, was struggling to fly the correct speeds because I was worried about trimming so far back when usually solo I have to trim forward.After landing I realized, aaah weight and BALANCE was way Different.More weight in front (Instructor) less weight in the back (fuel).Happy Flying John
Posted by garrett
@ 09:42 PM, June 14
Looks like you got another one in the bag. How much longer till your ready for the checkride.. Shouldnt be much should it? Keep up the great flying!!www.mypilotchronicles.com