Thursday, December 1, 2011

Halfway through the course......

The home airport at Fort Pearce, the housing to the right side where I currently live seen from the back of the plane
video 

 So my instructor here brought out the paperwork today and showed me that we have carried out just over half of the flying that we have to do for this course and says we are on track for testing in a couple of weeks' time. Suddenly I feel a bit nervous.
The lesson today was the first time I really felt like it fell into place. The nervousness seems to be falling away now and the garbling too much description of the lesson is going the same way. Its certainly not polished but I actually felt today that I managed to get all the bits in the right places along with good demonstrations that confirmed the idea. So I came away feeling a little more like I am getting there. Mind you some of the tougher lessons to teach are on the way so still having to work hard to get it there. I was teaching stalling today
 which isn't the easiest thing to teach as a lot is going on at the same time, to do, to explain and to also fly, but it seemed to be ok.
So after we had our lecture/briefing in class it was time for my fellow course student to go flying and I got the chance to sit in the back of the plane and watch her lesson from there, it was a really good lesson to watch as its the one I will be doing tomorrow and this involved flying circuits around the airport in the traffic pattern and most importantly landing....... Whilst I was sitting in the back I managed to take a video and a few pictures to go with it. The video of the landing shows how to do it with gusting 20kt wind.
So you can see the airport where we are based here and also the housing where I am living there too. As you can see its nicely near the beach, which I am not getting to spend any time on but its a gorgeous area to fly.


The runways at KFPR
 

Up and away again..... heading North, a long day and then home.....

At Starbucks in Beirut, thinking about where I'd like us to go away holiday this year The phone rings..... "Can we leave to...