I spent 1.3 hours today in the training area practicing steep turns and a couple of stalls.
I can execute a steep turn flawlessly 95% of the time.
Todays flight went really well, it was quiet. I was in SMB which I know not to take the next time on these really hot days. Even though the cabin heat is turned all the way off, there still seems to be a small leak and I could feel warm air seeping in.
I have a lesson booked tomorrow with my FI at 12pm. I just hope I beat the weather. It’s supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow morning. Lets hope it’s good enough to fly by 12. I’m not quite sure what we are going to do, however, I’m going to do some review before the lesson:
– Diversions (need to write a cheat sheet of the items I need to keep track of during a diversion)
– Forced and Precautionary landings (just armchair fly a few)
– Review short/soft field take-off and landings. I always get the two mixed up (when do I add 10° of flaps on take off again?)
– Review stall recovery
If there is enough time with tomorrows lesson I’m going to ask my FI if we can do two stalls together. If there is still some time left over, a spiral and spin recovery too. Just to keep them fresh in my mind.
My scanner can pick up Toronto City Centre tower and ground perfectly from my living room. I decided to take a bike ride down to the island (it was about 5 minutes away). I took a quick picture of the tower in the fading sunlight.