I had my Flight Review last Friday, and am now cleared to continue operating aircraft. Although the weather was less than perfect (read that “it sucked”) I managed not to do anything to incredibly stupid. My CFI Mike wants me to stop being a blue sky pilot and start on my instrument ticket. I’d love to do that, but trying to get all the cash for it would be problematic. Young Cyrus needs a collage education after all.
Mike the CFI.
The FAR calls for one hour of ground instruction and one hour of air work for the review. Due to the weather, we decided to do the air work first. We flew out to a hole in the clouds and started off with some turns.
After that we did some slow flight, during which the GPS showed a ground speed of nine knots, which is a little over ten and a half miles an hour, you can run faster than that.
After that it was a less than stellar emergency landing. The wind really kicked me out of whack on that one, I over compensated with crabbing into the wind and got to close to the runway centerline, then turned onto a final two high.
After the engine out we went and did a couple of stalls, unfortunately the video camera failed to maintain it’s position, and all I have is a great video of the rear seat.
After the flying we went in and did the ground work, reviewed some FARs and some procedures, laughed at Hal for not doing his Flight Review, and decided that I need to do more flying in less than ideal weather…then we laughed at Hal some more.