Monday, May 2, 2011

Stage check successful.

I passed my third and final stage check with Eric yesterday. We're trying to schedule my checkride for Thursday or Friday. I was a little nervous at first, but as soon as we started talking, I was fine. The flight was alright. I've definitely done better at all the pieces of it before, but apart from forgetting to look at the airport over my left shoulder during the engine failure (while I was planning to land in some water) and asking to redo the power-on stall, I did well enough to pass. My short field landing was much better than I expected. I didn't realize we'd landed until I heard the wheels going. It was cool.

I do need to reread basic aerodynamics, though. "How do airplanes fly?" "Magic."

1 comment:

Karlene Petitt said...

How do planes fly? Money. And lots of it! :)