Flight Lessons: the basics

Well, I went flying again today. I bought a log book, a plotter, and some charts at San-Val on the way to the airport. Traffic on the 405 was really bad, but luckily we left early enough that it wasn’t a problem. I need to do some more reviewing of the materials that we covered today, and the stuff that we’ll cover on the next flight (stalls!).

We worked on straight and level flying, turns, throttle control, taxiing, and not looking at the instruments (a weakness of mine). There was some turbulence flying over the coastal mountains that was pretty crazy and fun. It probably wouldn’t be fun for a passenger, but it kept things interesting. The up and down isn’t a problem it’s the rolling side to side that can catch you off guard. I didn’t feel nauseous at all though, so that’s a good sign. I need to work on the peddles (rudder) some more. I don’t feel like I’m doing it quite right. When you’re on the ground, you turn with your feet which I find very non-intuitive. Practice, practice, practice.

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