Saturday, June 22, 2019

The day of the Cessna

I had two flights today. The first was 0.8 hours in a Cessna A152, ZK-ELS, where I went up and did some turns [max rate turns are fun]. Yep, that's pretty much all I did :-) The top of this image shows where the turns were conducted, although the Flightradar ADSB trace is not perfect at all [my turns were much rounder than this suggests!]...


The second flight was for night currency. I had 1.2 hours of dual following by 0.5 hours of solo circuits. This was mainly some turns in the Hutt Valley, a wee bit of a look around the city and some circuits. For my solo circuits, I managed 4 of them which is pretty darn good at Wellington with the mix of traffic and the large circuit]. Fun times. The dual flight looked a bit like the following photos.


All in all though, a lot of fun and really good to get back into the saddle at night. I now have about 26 night hours all up. I'm not aiming for a particular target, but more getting more experience feels good!

3 comments:

minicooper said...

What time were you up in ELS, might have some pics of you at the controls.

Alex said...

Oh I’m curious what time you took pics, I was out and about in ELS just after Rodney (1600-1700 I had it out, about 45 mins or so after). Would love to know if you have any from that time too!

minicooper said...

Ah, I was there until just after 2pm!