Whoa! This blog is hard work! But it keeps me entertained 🙂
Bad start to the day: the part didn’t arrive until 12, and there was a CPL skills test already booked in the aircraft so that had priority. We didn’t get going until about 6 pm. We were suppose to go at 3!
Good flight, weather was extremely nice, wind was around 6 knots down the runway and the sun was setting. We took off, did some climbs, Vx and Vy, climbed to 4000 ft, went through each of the stalls. Did an engine fire simulation to a glide approach – then on the go around an engine failure after takeoff. We climbed back upto 2000 ft and I was given another engine failure. The Arrow drops like a brick, at best I could only get 1000 fpm clean. We did our simulated engine failure and landed at Flagler. Climbed back out and did some instrument time. Tracking radials, etc. Got back to Ormond and did a full stop landing.
I went to the beach today to the airshow that was on! I got to the beach and sat down, waiting for it to begin. About 5 minutes later an F15 flew over the beach from the land out to sea and he had the afterburners lighting. He must have been doing at least 800 mph, the sound was deafening! I have never experienced anything like it in my life! I have videos of him flying around.
Its great to see that the blog has gathered over 600 views. I hope it will give anyone an insight into whats involved in doing the training.
I’m down to fly another cross country tomorrow!