I have a confession to make. I’ve been flying a lot more than I’ve been writing on here. Every time I sit down or even think about writing on here though, writer’s block kicks in. It seems I can’t find the words to describe my experiences. Or well, I can but just don’t have the desire to put the time in? That’s a failing on my part and I vow to do better!
A few days ago we went up in the tailwheel plane so I could get current on my landings and Jake could teach me some cool stuff. He started us off with a couple of aerobatic moves. Don’t worry, we had our parachutes on. Inverted and loops. He asked if I wanted to take over but for some reason I was greying out on loops and just didn’t feel in the mood. From what I heard from an Air Force pilot that his sinuses affected him like that in aerobatics and would make sense with my screwed up sinuses.
Next, we went to the uncontrolled airport in the area to do landings. I’m used to a short and narrow runway now, but this one is a wide and long one so I kept being higher than I anticipated and had to get over that feeling. I just worked on my three-point landings which were surprisingly not too rusty and Jake did some wheel landings.
On the first landing though, we tried doing an overhead break. It wasn’t perfect but still fun to try, and something we could only really do at an uncontrolled airport with no one else in the pattern. It’s a thing from WWII to avoid being hit by enemy fire. You circle over the runway to come into the landing to stay away from enemy fire close to the airport. This is pretty common in airshows too. So just working on my airshow career…haha, nowhere near that.
Anyway, more to come soon. I promise to set my resolve and write more!