The day after I got landings, it was time to tackle them again, but with stronger winds. It was a lot different than crosswind landings before because this time I actually understood how to land better so could really focus on the correction, plus still work on just landing.
We got in 6 landings, which was amazing because there was the airshow people practicing at the airport for Memorial Day Weekend. The controller I’m not fond of started out my day. I think she forgot about us. We were almost out of the airspace, reminded her we were still in the downwind, she had us do a 360 (my first one), and rejoin the downwind. I learned how disorientating they can be because I was definitely not back in the downwind when I completed it. She then called to turn base when we got to the inner shoreline…..we were already there, almost past, and let her know that. Thankfully, she switched out after that landing.
My landings weren’t bad. I was getting it. But the winds were very strong. So much that sometimes I was definitely feeling a little past my limits with gusts. I had trouble turning the plane into the crosswind leg when a particularly nasty gust was hitting us. At that point, if it had happened again, I was going to say something, but the wind luckily died down partly so I was able to stay up.
A few landings were a bit flat, one was almost perfect but the wind pushed me and I landed on the wrong wheel first. My instructor was happy with them and is still saying one more lesson before my progress check. I’m worried about it not being scheduled easy. I don’t want to get cleared and then wait 2 weeks for the check. That’d be annoying. She said no matter what though we’ll continue on if we have to wait for it. I’m thinking of just asking her to schedule it assuming on Monday I do well.
It was a long week of flying, but a good one! I was glad to sleep in today though. Hopefully, next week is awesome.
Lesson Time: 1.2 hours
Total Time: 15.1 hours