My Flight Journal
Saturday, October 11, 2003 10:19am
Made my first post-solo flights yesterday and I can't even log them. My buddy Eric brought his 182 up from Miami and I flew it (with him the right seat) up to Gainesville (GNV) last night. Had dinner with an old girlfriend of mine, then I flew it back, arriving in Sanford about 5 minutes before they closed (11pm).
We were IFR so he did all the talking while I did all the flying. Even got some actual IMC [instrument meteorological conditions] time in. We took the visual approach in to GNV, but I flew the ILS into SFB (that's twice now, and both times at night).
I gotta say the 182 is sooooo much nicer than the 172 for x-countries. We were getting a ground speed of 135kts. The constant speed prop and extra gauges really aren't that big a deal to handle. It lands pretty much like a 172 also, though it does seem to like to float a little more. And 40 degrees of flaps rock. Practically falls outta the sky.
So I have two more x-countries, a night x-country, and almost 2 hrs of complex time that I can't log.
|1. In the beginning||(pages 1 - 5)||6. Hurricane Season Begins||(pages 42 - 47)|
|2. Pre-Solo||(pages 6 - 21)||7. Hurricane Season Ends||(pages 48 - 54)|
|3. First Solo!||(pages 22 - 26)||8. Solo Cross-Countries||(pages 55 - 58)|
|4. First Night XC||(pages 27 - 32)||9. Checkride!||(page 59)|
|5. Longest Flight Yet||(pages 33 - 41)|