|Today brought a great cloud formation off the end of runway 03|
Today is a slightly frustrating day as so happens in general aviation we can be sitting here on the ground instead of enjoying the sights from 3000ft. The starter motor on the Socata TB10 I am currently teaching in with the owners, is not very well and we are awaiting a new one, this has delayed progress in the training for a few days and everyone is itching to get in the air make progress towards the end of the course. The most frustrating part is when we can see other pilots jumping in their planes and then coming back with those smiles on their faces that only pilots know about........
|This is the view in front of my new home where I have moved slightly closer to the airport|
|The cockpit of the TB10|
|Home next to the lakes|
|The TB10 along side the club Robins here at Limoges|
Safely into the parking area at Nantes, and a few deep breaths, and I was able to inform the fire brigade all is well. We were really fortunate in that the local club has a mechanic who was able to help straight away and found that one of the small electrical wires attached to the alternator had broken in flight and this was the reason for the failure, upon hearing this I found myself looking to the sky as that could very easily have ended in a fire.......
Upon reflection now I am writing this after the dust of the incident has settled it makes me very pleased that I had a very good Commercial Pilot instructor in Matthew Adams at EFT in Florida as the old saying goes, training kicks in and you get the job done. So a big thankyou Matthew.
|Home, back at base after a slight emergency diversion|
In the mean time I have also started the study I have to do for my Instrument rating that I am hoping to do the flight tests for in the winter, so I have my study head back on......busy busy busy