Went Flying Today........2019

aftCG

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Flew to an air show in Lewiston, Idaho. My route took me over an area known as The Palouse. I went to college there and rode my bicycle thousands of miles on various roads.

It was even more beautiful from the air. Can't believe I don't spend more time in the area
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aftCG

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Recently put my coworker in the front seat and flew to the Arlington air show. Other than the takeoff and landing he did all the flying both ways.
Good times.
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Bob Turner

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Does 19 landings count? Too busy having fun to take photos.

Oh, and in addition to 19 landings, got five field approvals done. Yippee! And some progress on the new skylights in the train shed.
 

JimParker256

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The past eighteen month have been pretty tough as far as flying goes... Lost six months due to plantar fasciitis so bad I couldn't work the rudder pedals, then another six months due to a torn rotator cuff that wouldn't allow full left aileron input. In between, my 91-year-old mother kept me tied up with an emergency surgery, followed by a month of rehab and another month of extended home care (with me as the caregiver). Then she passed out and fell at her apartment because of dehydration, and that resulted in yet another hospitalization and round of rehab. We finally decided she needed more care than my sister and I could give her going back and forth to her apartment (she lives 45 minutes from my house), and got her moved into an assisted living place. What a relief for us, and she's actually loving it. There is a lot of social interaction among the residents, and their "activities director" is a 20-something Puerto Rican woman who is cute as a button and a total ball of energy. She keeps the place hopping!

So with all that out of the way, I'm catching up on all the chores and backlogged "honey-dos"... But I WILL get to fly this coming week, come hell or high water! But like Bob, I may well forget to take pictures...
 

aftCG

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Started my first tail wheel student yesterday. A little hard on my 8.50 tires but nothing that left me needing to change shorts. He's catching on pretty quickly.
 

Bob Turner

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You will triple your skill in very short order. Nothing like trying to teach stuff to point out what you have left to learn.

Most of my students have to be re-trained to hold aileron into the wind while on the runway. You have to explain it, and then remind them continuously.
 

aftCG

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You will triple your skill in very short order. Nothing like trying to teach stuff to point out what you have left to learn.

Most of my students have to be re-trained to hold aileron into the wind while on the runway. You have to explain it, and then remind them continuously.
I agree that teaching ends up teaching us even more. Right now I'll be happy if he can get the plane lined up with the direction we're traveling when it touches down. He's more fixated with the bounce than the swerve.
 

aftCG

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Third lesson today for my tail wheel student. He has demonstrated mastery of getting us to and from the runway (even in a stiff breeze), takeoff and three point landings. Today we did some grass and then introduced wheel landings. That's going to take some more work but the pieces are there
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