Monday I get to fly again! (Weather permitting) I’m excited. I know I’ll be pretty rusty so I grabbed the boyfriend and made him play Flight Simulator X with me for a bit this morning. I know it’s not exact but I have noticed in the past when I play the simulator before a less I do improve. It couldn’t hurt.
We have it saved just to be short final to really work on the last part and do it quickly over and over again. I was having trouble with lining up with the center line and also a bit with power management. I got the power management better but still difficulty with the center line. After a little bit he stopped using a 172 and kept switching planes on me every time. It was from fighter jets to Cessna 206 to multi-engine props to commercial jets. Sometimes it was frustrating because it would not be anywhere near stabilized approach but he said that’s what I really need to work on is correcting problems and correcting them in a timely manner. Some were super easy for me to correct and the majority of them were better than my 172 approaches because I wasn’t over thinking them. It was definitely a learning experience. I wasn’t too frustrated by the end of it and got some better tips on landing. I’m excited to try them out on Monday.
The only disappointing thing is that his trip gives him a long overnight in Portland, ME which I don’t get to go on because of my lesson. I feel like I’ll never get to on a trip with him while I’m learning to fly. I guess I can’t really complain because I’m lucky to have both options available for me!
Four hours of lesson set for Monday, I’m hoping it goes well!