Flying Lesson # 12 – Circuits with Emergency Procedures

April 1, 2012

Twelve hours in now!

Today’s lesson was all about emergency procedures. Before we get into that though, a moment of excitement occurred this week when my pilot gear from the states arrived! As part of the order, I now have a new GoPro HD Hero 2 and will be recording my lessons from now on. I’ll also be doing a review on the store a little later in the week. For now, back to the lesson at hand.

We started by doing a standard right hand circuit. The landing was a little harder than I would have liked, but still good. In the second circuit Robert through in a flapless approach which went really well! From there we tried a couple of glide approaches which FINALLY WORKED! I was very excited to actually stick one.

During the circuits, Air Traffic Control (ATC) changed the direction of the circuits which threw me a little at first. It only took me a circuit or two to get back in the rhythm through. Robert then showed me how to perform a go-around, which is basically used to abort a landing. A few minor tweaks needed, all in all I’m feeling pretty confident.

Solo could be only a couple of weeks away now. It all depends on when my damn Student Pilot Licence arrives.

Next lesson – revision for solo!

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