Terminus Est

I wish to say more, to write a more detailed explanation for those that may be interested in reading such things, but I do not have the heart for it right now.

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A Turbulent Day

There are days when you know you should have just gone back to bed. Today was one of those days.

The morning started with what was described by my instructor as ‘wierd weather’ – one weather front had passed through in the early hours of the morning, with another quickly chasing it, leaving a mixture of cumulus and stratus clouds and low visibility. When I got to the aerodrome for my 09.00 lesson, there wasn’t an aircraft in sight and I was informed that we would need to drive over to the hangars at the far side of the airfield and retrieve my aircraft from overnight storage.

It was at this point that the day started to nosedive. While moving the aircraft from hangar storage back to the GA parking area, my instructor decided to allow me to have a go at taxiing. It did not go well. I over-compensated with my rudder pedal movements and couldn’t manage to use the toe brakes equally to bring the aircraft to a straight line stop. “Oh well,” thought I “practice makes perfect. Plenty of time for this in another lesson.” But I remained annoyed at my incompetance anyway. Continue reading “A Turbulent Day”

Primed and Ready

The first step of my journey is to obtain a LAPL medical certificate. Without that, I cannot even start to learn to fly. The examination is less stringent than that required for a Private Pilot’s License (PPL), so I’m reasonably confident that I won’t fail it. However, it would be a shame to fall at the first hurdle! Once the certificate has been issued, I can then make arrangements to join the flying club, obtain my starting equipment and begin my lessons with Devon & Somerset Flight Training at EGTU Dunkeswell.