Flight 16: Post-Solo Work

Today we reviewed steep turns and stalls. I was introduced to short-field takeoffs and landings. I did some short touch & goes at Plant City (PCM); actually more like full-stop-and-go, since the object was to land to a full stop in the shortest possible distance. We estimated one of the landings at about 600 feet, which is not bad with a crosswind.

I still have a few things to improve before I can solo beyond our local area, like properly visualizing and entering the pattern at other airports without help. Another good idea is to tune the radio back to our home airport’s frequency before calling them. At least I got the airport names right after announcing so many circuits at home.

Today: 1.3 hours
Total: 17.6 hours

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