Tag: landings

  • Gainesville

    Flight time building is a great period, especially its cross country part: you just enjoy flying and have fun. Of course, it’s a big deal of planning, preparation and studying, but it is a great possibility to explore new places while gaining more experience. Summer in Florida is challenging. It is not only sun and […]

  • IR Part 141: Stage III Check

    Stage III mainly considers cross country flights and everything related to that: weather briefing, flight planning, reading and interpreting NOTAMs, fuel, weight and balance computation and so on. So for checking these skills we should make a cross country flight too. Today the weather is not perfect at all: there are wind gusts and pretty […]

  • Pilot’s Holidays

    I don’t work on holidays, and it means that I can fly more. Or at least I can work less if the weather does not allow to fly. Today the weather is good, so I can practice my landings. More landings are better for gaining skills, and different aerodromes also help in that. For now […]

  • Skills Recovering

    Today I finally was able to fly. I know that landing and approaches are still my weak point, and today I practiced them a lot. I flew at six different airports to increase challenge. I was pretty good at my home aerodrome with a wide long runway, and so I moved to LKPLES, where the […]

  • Summertime in Czech Republic

    The summer is coming, and it means that we will see thunderstorms. I need two more hours to complete my training, and today these hours are going to fly by. I came to the aerodrome and saw a dark cloud accompanied by thunder. I have to be in Moscow soon, and extending my stay is […]

  • High Altitude

    I continue flying my cross-countries. Today I explored incredible mountains near the Czech border with Poland. I climbed to 5500 feet, so I am getting closer to airliners 🙂 I enjoy cross country flights. I can see beautiful forests, castles, fields, mountains, houses, cars and people below my plane, and incredible blue sky above. The […]

  • Land in Sight!

    We fly a lot of aerodrome patterns. We do it in different aerodromes for a richer experience. My instructor is not totally assured in my flying, and so he does not want to let me fly solo now. Probably with the only instructor from the beginning it can be faster, but now we have what […]

  • They Are So Different…

    I enjoy exploring new aerodromes. They appear very similar, but they are not. Of course I say that only with my level of experience, but I think that it’s true for many pilots. Today we flew circuits in an aerodrome with a grass runway. The runway itself is rather uneven and rough: firstly, it has […]

  • Concrete or Grass?

    Which surface is better for landing? For some reasons I like concrete. Grass is softer, and the touchdown seems easier and gentler, but concrete is flatter and smoother. And takeoff from a concrete runway is surely much better.

  • Approach. Land. Go. Repeat.

    I had a lot of landings on the grass. In fact, I had REALLY a lot of landings on the grass. Today I fly patterns on the aerodrome with a grass strip. Today I made many landings. The main outcome is that finally I mainly fly the airplane than it flies me. I see where […]