Saturday, March 13, 2004

Written test prep

3/13 - No soaring today, camping at S. Studying the private pilot sample questions (looking many of them up in AIM/FAR) because I'm told the glider written is the same as the power written, so there are lots of things I haven't studied that could be there. Slow going.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Solo flights

3/6/04 - Two short solo flights. Takeoffs very good! First one a slight wobble I corrected right away, second perfectly straight and level. Air too stable to find any good lift, although a Nimbus seemed to stay up for hours. I only stayed up :17 and :19. Landings pretty smooth (very slight bounce on one) and stayed straight, now need to work on rolling out to a point. Touched down early both times - maybe 50' before the box. I guess I need to pull my aiming point closer to the box now.