I started flight training in February. Between ground school and then primary flight training, it has taken me about eight months of instruction to get to this point — and it feels amazing. The weather was beautiful, the winds favorable, and the ATC staff was downright pleasant. Make the jump for my flight plan.
Last week, I found myself once again flying endless laps around the pattern trying to perfect my landings. It’s a familiar situation — I had done the exact same thing months before, and I thought I had already mastered the finesse of the short field landing. Emphasis on the “months” there. That’s what got me in trouble.