Monday, September 26, 2022

Been a while, again...

It has been a while since I posted anything - about 6 weeks - but here we are.

Since then, I have flown the C172, the CJ6A, and, today, the Piper PA38-112, ZK-WAC.

It is that time of the year again, and so time the practice for the Flying NZ Regional Competitions. This year, the Cook Strait region competitions are being held at Masterton in mid November, and again, for some reason, Wellington Aero Club wants me to compete in the Wigram Cup Instrument Flying [I/F] competitions. This competition consists of some basic partial panel instrument flying procedures.

I always enjoy the competition, and use it as my excuse to jump into a PA38 again [with an instructor] to get current and have 2 or 3 practices. Fun times!

Anyway, here's the aircraft and the FR24 track from today's flight. Not too bad considering it's been about 10 months since I flew a PA38 and about the same since I have had any I/F practice 😃. I was under the foggles (so I couldn't see outside) from Sinclair Head in the south around to Ohau Point in the west.

Piper PA38-112, ZK-WAC, operated by Wellington Aero Club

This is where we went :-)

Oh yeah, in case you are wondering - it was 48 minutes from start up to shutdown, and 36 minutes of I/F practice.