|2005/12/01 3 endorsements for the price of one|
π 2005-12-01 23:23 by Merlin in Flying
Flying Hours: about 130
I went back to PAO today to see my mountain checkout/182 instructor before he left on an extended vacation. Despite the conditions, I managed to do the required flight, landings, and all the ground paperwork to be checked out that new plane.
In return, I received:
The pattern work and landings, in rain, gusts, and SJC traffic flighing over my head (Runway 13 at PAO) was fun
Eh, at least I now have one of my two cars that has almost less HP than the plane I fly :) (235hp for the 182T)
The good news is that after finishing my complex rating (I have enough hours for that), I'll then get to build a lot more hours before I do anything else.
This is just as well since I can definitely use more time away from the dashboard and dials, and more time looking outside, and developing a good feel for what the plane is doing without having to look at the instruments (sooo tempting with the G1000 :) )
I'll be celebrating by flying to our SMO office to work there next week (in a 172XP)