My Flight Journal
Saturday, February 21, 2004 7:53pm
Did another 2.2 today, including 1.0 under the hood. Bumpy as hell! Also did several (5) touch and go's at Leesburg. If I ever had a fear of uncontrolled airports, today would have broken it. At one point I counted 6 planes lined up waiting to go, one on roll out, one on final, plus me and at least a few others in the pattern. It was insane. On top of that we had a kickin 12kt crosswind so I got lots of sorely needed practice with that.
Coming back into SFB there was a 727 holding short waiting for us to land. Controller told me to make a short approach. My instructor reached over and "failed" my engine abeam the threshold on downwind. It made for a short approach all right. He said he thought about pointing out that there was a Clipper full of people watching my landing, but thought that might be a little too much pressure.
|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)|