Glad to see people are visiting the blog. It was a late start this evening. Scheduled for the simulator at 16:30.
Arrived at the school to meet with my instructor Jeronimo, who had lived in Ireland for a while. I had already met him before on a previous sim session with another student. (Happy now?!)
Started some takeoff practice, every procedure with him involved engine failures. We did normal takeoffs with engine failure at 100 ft. Short field takeoffs with an engine failure at 100 ft. We then did a departure to the East, with an engine failure in the turn.
A short climb to FL070 and level off in the cruise. We did VOR tracking, position fixes and VOR interceptions.
I also learned how to do procedure turns, 45/180 and 80/260 which went great.
We started on DME arcs with an RBI and the standard VOR CDI, the later being the more difficult.
On the way back, the visibility was set to 100 meters and he got me to fly the ILS down to the runway. Which was really good fun. Although still in the early stages of the course it was rough and well below any minima for the BE76, I managed to get it on the ground!
Thats all for today! Flying the sim again at 15:00 tomorrow!