|2006/06/22 Recent Flying / G1000 vs fuel / Complex Rating|
π 2006-06-22 12:02 by Merlin in Flying
I've been doing some flying again recently, working on my complex checkout (plane with retractable landing gear), joined a new (second) club to have access to more planes and be able to take one of their planes to burning man in August.
I've also worked on my night flying and landings, got a refresher in G1000 avionics and C182 flying, and flew to Harris Ranch two nights ago for dinner, trying out a brand new C172/G1000.
Hopefully I should get my complex rating this weekend, and also get checked out in a Cessna 177RG (cardinal) at Shoreline Flying club, sometime next week (the plane I'm planning to take to BRC)
The flight back from Harris was interesting as the G1000 indicated 19 gallons remaining, but there were only about 4-5 left in the wings when I checked with my dipstick... Check the G1000 picture below.
Today, I also got my complex rating (that means that I'm now licensed to fly just about any small plane, including those with retractible gear and high performance engines) and I passed my checkout in a Cessna Cutlass (172RG), although I've also flown a Socatta Trinidad, and I'm currently getting checked out in a Cessna Cardinal (177RG)
Flight Hours: 177.5
Night Landings: 39
High Perf Aircraft Hours: 34.3
Complex Aircraft Hours: 18.2
Night Hours: 11.5