This was also a landmark flight for three reasons which matter to me:
- I switched my engine off at about 3,000 feet - sort of to reassure myself about it re-starting.....as I have been a bit anxious since my engine failure.
- I flew back from Sackville to Sutton Meadows with my undercarriage retracted.
- I used my new Microavionics extension cables, which enabled me to mount my radio on the trike keel, just behind the retract cleat. I now have several key frequencies saved by name...and these can be scrolled through easily.
Wind shear at take-off was horrible and flying below three thousand was a fight....and quite a scary one at times.
Perhaps my next landmark will be learning to exploit that lifty air rather than fighting it?