|Me in the Robin|
I am really grateful to my friend Darrell for putting me through my paces today and pretty much testing the limits of my flying skills.
|found the windmills from 3000ft|
|Me with the blindfold hood on|
|Covering up the important bits|
I actually seemed to cope ok with this, I was slightly worried about this aspect, not due to the impending death aspect but because when I had done it before (flown with a blindfold) I got quite motion sick as I was disorientated. It was for this reason I told Darrell is was probably best not to be wearing his best jumper today.
He need not have worried, my lunch stayed where it was intended and I am still alive to tell the tale.
After all of this was completed it was time for some real brushing up on my circuit work, which is where you join the airport where you are going to land and then make final approach and land, I seem to have gotten a little slack over the passed few months of flying and this needed some tightening up, which due to some patience and clever teaching techniques of my passenger all seemed to work well, so there was only one thing to finish off with and that my favorite some stalling, I have always hated stalling planes, since day one of learning to fly it has been my bogey area, so Darrell got the bit between his teeth and we managed to get this to a far better standard, passed the point of being a baby about it and making it a lot better and controlled throughout the procedure.
|Me and my training Captain.....|
Once again my exam result didn't arrive, so another nail biter of a nights sleep ahead before it arrives.....