TFW you fly a Flight Demo with Two F-16's...
doodon2whls last edited by doodon2whls
After a Cross-Country Solo flight and Regular Flight lesson cancellation due to weather the past week, I hit the skies today with a third instructor to make up some time while my main instructor is in Florida attaining his Multi-Engine-Land rating and my second instructor was flying with another student pilot.
Let me tell you folks, today's winds were pretty challenging and I had to execute four take-offs and four landings in gusty crosswind conditions. YEEHAAW! This was great practice...
(FYI, it is important to land as many times as you take off...)
Departure from my home airport was no biggie, and approach into the Class C air space tower controlled airport was no issue either. Once I reported "Midfield-Left-Downwind", I was instructed by the tower to extend my inbound downwind leg for inbound F-16 traffic in front of me... Uhhhh, whats that? Say again, Tower? Yep F-16 traffic. Then, I needed to hurry up with my Touch and Go for the other F-16 following me in!
So, basically, I flew an over-airport Flight Demonstration with two F-16's today. NBD.
Another 1.3 hours PIC time today...
OPPO-mobile content: Then, I stopped on the way home to test drive something for @Poor_sh at a local dealer... No one likes buying something sight-unseen, so I was happy to take it for a spin for him. The dealer was pretty amazing about the whole thing, too! I'll let Poor_sh tell the story later...
jminer last edited by
@doodon2whls that is really damn cool!
bbg2d last edited by
Sounds like you evaded those Vipers. Sneaky
415s30 last edited by
My had had a 172, he flew in Vietnam, he also had a Boeing stearman for a few years and would try to scare the crap out of my friends with hammerheads. We took a hike the other day by a small airport here in Marin, it was the first Sunday in a while without rain and everybody was flying. There were planes stacked in the sky to land.
2Poor_sh2Furious last edited by
@doodon2whls oh man you didn't tell me about the F16 dogfight! Cool to see some telemetry too.
I don't know what you're talking about at the bottom though...
Darkbrador last edited by
@doodon2whls while doing my pilot training we went at dusk for some touch ‘n goes at GSP, a busy commercial airport, sneaking between 737s traffic, all u set the watch of ATC of course, no flaps on landing just get the thing down as fast as you can, touch and get the fuzzle out of the way … all while learning about wake turbulence of course. Fun times …
When do you do your check ride ?
tophercrowder last edited by
@doodon2whls FAR-SIDE DINOSAUR
doodon2whls last edited by
Working towards that... I need to prepare for and take the written... Oral and check-ride to follow that.
I still have 3 hours of Night VFR and 2.7 hours of simulated IFR to complete in addition to solo CC.
Tally as of today:
42.6 hours total; 2.6 hrs solo
152 TO & LDG
24K gusts today !
doodon2whls last edited by
The C172SP is wicked Stealthy! Cut the engine at 1000' and glide home for a KISS landing.... Let's see them do that in their fancy lawn dart !
(Full Disclosure: I am old enough to love the Viper and Mud Hen. It was super fun to fly in the pattern with these doods that are clearly younger than I am.)
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