Life has been quite a whirlwind lately. I’ve been working a lot both at my corporate job and also teaching dispatch. I wish I could have taught more this time around, but I tried out my PowerPoint on flight planning and I think it went over pretty well. I’ve made a few adjustments to it and next time should be even smoother.
Got to go up in the Cub again and work on crosswind landings this time. It’s amazing how much left aileron was in, maybe I just felt it more using a stick instead of a yoke. I’m getting the hang of the 3 point landings, hoping to work on some wheel landings soon. Next lesson, we’re going to pavement! Who knew that would excite me? I’m still loving being on a grass field though. Make me feel kind of like a bush pilot. I had to cancel my lesson last week due to the cold, and it’s looking that might happen again on Friday. The Cub doesn’t have great heat (it turns cold air into cool air) and even the last time I was pretty cold, I’m sure I’d end up a popsicle by the end of the lesson.
Other exciting news, I received a Women in Aviation scholarship! I’m very honored and excited to have won it! It ended up being more than expected and it’ll definitely help working my way towards my commercial rating! What I love most about winning a scholarship is connecting with other winners and creating a bond that each person helps the other achieve their goals and pushes them to be better. I found that through my last scholarship with Girls with Wings and can’t wait to meet more Women in Aviation scholarship winners, we had two others in my chapter this year. I hope to bring you news from the WAI conference in Dallas next week!