Night Solo

I needed another 0.9 hours of solo time, so yesterday I drove over to the airport after work. The plane I normally fly was already scheduled, but the other Cessna 172 was available. I don’t really like switching planes, but it’s not too big of a deal. I was a little nervous about flying at night because I’ve really only done it once before and it’s a little different — not in how you fly, but in what everything looks like — especially the runway.

I stayed in the pattern to play it safe and just worked on my landings. Most of them started farther down the runway than they should have, but I figured that it was better to land long than short and I had plenty of room to work with. The wind was really calm and I was able to make nice smooth touchdowns each time. Overall, it was a nice and productive flight.

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