I got up early this morning and went to the flight school and went solo in the Warrior. It gave me a little bit of confidence back as I have not been solo here for 3 years. There was 6 in the circuit – the expression used in Waterford would be “sure boy it was like Heathrow”. Only its much more relaxed here: you call midfield and the controller will instruct you – “Warrior 02N cleared to land number 6 to a Seminole” – so you’ve gotta look for the Seminole and count 4 in front and now you know your position.
The school has a policy that only when you are dual you are allowed to touch and gos, so when solo you have to do a full stop and taxi back every time!
I’m flying again tomorrow, with a new instructor. Bill does not work the weekends so I’ll be back with him on Monday!