It was finally time for my second lesson. I was excited too because my airline pilot could accompany me to the lesson as well. Since the lesson wasn’t in the plane I expect but a Cessna 172 he could even watch the lesson which was amazing. He also brought his camera so got a lot of good pictures.
It was business as usual, we had a quicker preflight and got ready to take off and head to the practice area. I was more nervous in the air than I was last flight. I believe this is due to the fact that I’ve read a bunch from the Airplane Flying Handbook so I now know everything that can go wrong but don’t feel confident enough to fix it if it does. This lesson we did another steep turn, which I love doing and always have to resist the urge to go “wheee!” My instructor thought my steep turn was really good, maybe because I love them so much. We did some other turns as well.
The last thing we did before heading back to the airport was a stall. When she turned to me to ask “Do you want to try a stall?” I immediately said no. They kind of freak me out. I heard Embraer Boyfriend in the back saying “Oh c’mon!” My instructor said we were going to do them anyway. Oh no! We enter slow flight with flaps down and I begin to apply back pressure to the elevator. I lose sight of the horizon and the stall warning begins to sound. It’s quiet, maybe it’s just the crappy school headsets. Then it finally happened and we’re not heading towards the ocean. We recovered, I’m not sure if I did it mostly or she did. I know she was definitely walking me through it. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, still a bit unsettling. We headed back to the airport and I fly down pretty far into the landing but she takes over near the end to land the plane.
Walking back to the train, Embraer Boyfriend, who is a former CFI gives me a play by play of what he thinks I did wrong or should do better in my next lesson. He’s WAY more harsh on me than my instructor. But I appreciate it and take it into consideration. Once again I cannot wait to get in the air again!
Flight Time: 1.1 hours
Total Time: 2.1 hours