With the limited opening hours, I have to take whatever flight lessons I can. We didn’t know if the weather would be good enough when we booked this the day before, but the ceiling ended up being high enough for what we needed.
After the previous lesson
I bought Logitech rudder pedals for my simulator, and started practicing at home. This greatly improved my taxi skills! So this lesson started a lot better than the previous one.
We had relatively strong crosswind this day (especially with my very limited experience), but we made it to the training area without any issues.
This lesson was more of the same as the last time, in addition to steep turns and slow flight. The last two were “demo only” in the plan, but we had plenty of time so I got to try myself.
This also meant that there was a lot of steep turns, a lot of up and down, and this could very well have ended up being the first lesson where I got sick. But I still had “my placebo” (which is what we ended up calling my ginger candy), and with a couple minutes of nice straight and level flight, we managed to avoid any incidents.
I also got to do my first mid-air troubleshooting today, when the alternator stopped working. Working in IT I should have expected the first step, turning it off and on again. That did the trick, and we avoided having to start turning off equipment.
I got to do even more of the radio calls this time, and did almost all of them. Except for when things started to get busy and our landing clearance was cancelled due to other departing traffic. Relative high amount of traffic today, compared to the usual close to nothing.