Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Riding and Flying

I started the day at about 5am and was on the road by 6 for an exhilarating ride to Sywell, a distance that can take two and a half to as much as three hours in the car (though I will tend to stop at services).

Even stopping, I managed to cover the distance in one hour and three quarters, which started the day well. Then had a terrific flight with Irwin who, with prompts, got me doing some pretty decent RT calls in the circuit....and some decent circuits with fewer and fewer prompts....and 7 fairly respectable landings. I am getting good at judging the approach. You place the number at the end of the runway against a reference point at the front of the aircraft, in my case a point on the upright tube, and when you can see that it is not rising or falling you know that you are going to land on that very spot. If it drops you are too high, and if it rises, you are too low and need to add power. As you round-out and enter the hold-off you look further down the runway to get a better perspective for judging your height (Irwin says I should write books!).

Right, I am giving up the computer now because Becca is off her lunch. More later.

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