Overcoming Barriers

Another flight around the pattern at Wilgrove, yesterday I faced a brick wall and let it defeat me, for a while.  I know that I’m tough on myself and that I expect perfection, but most of the time I stumble along the way.  I am precise, detail oriented and focused …

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Lessons learned and emergency landing practice

Sunday evening turned out to be a very exciting lesson for me.  However, it didn’t start out that way.  My first trip around the pattern felt great, and everything was lining up for a perfect landing.  I got the plane all the way down and ballooned it, pushed in the …

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Friday Evening Flights

Friday evening has become my favorite day to fly each week.  After a long week of work and life, it’s a great way to just unwind and have fun.  I eagerly look forward to this all week, it’s the most fun I have and although it’s work since I’m still …

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Run-up Issue and Plane Changes

I have another 7 pm flight scheduled for tonight.  I’m filled with excitement as I pull up to the airport.  It’s beautiful out and only a few clouds around.  It’s still warm from the heat of the day but cooling and the wind is light.

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My first Flight Trip

Today is my first road trip or you might say flight trip. I have 5.7 hours on my log book now. We taxied out and I got us airborne. It’s still an amazing feeling for me that I can put an airplane in the air. We headed towards Monroe for …

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It’s a No-Go

A long night of heavy rain made for an incredibly foggy morning.  I was scheduled for an 8 am flight.  I showed up and knew when I arrived that visibility was a problem and that we wouldn’t be flying today.  Instead of it being a wasted day, Robert used this …

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A Stranger in the Cockpit

My first evening flight is scheduled for 7:30pm.  An afternoon thunderstorm rolled through about 5:30 and moved on to the East leaving behind cooler temperatures and clear, smooth skies. I was eager to get to the airport and get back in the air; it’s the one thing that calls to …

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We are Halfway There

We are the current Ground School Class at Wilgrove, http://www.wilgroveairport.net/.  All of us are training and working towards our license.  We are at different flying experience levels but ground school puts us all in here together trying to accomplish one goal, the knowledge to pass the exam.  We are about halfway …

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Stalls and Recoveries

It’s been nine days since my last flight and I can’t even say why or how that happened, but life gets busy and so do I.  The weather has also been a factor as we are in a cycle of afternoon thundershowers since summer has rolled in upon us. Today …

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S-turns and Dutch Rolls

After sweating like a big dog last Tuesday afternoon, I decided during the summer months that unless I have to, I’m done with 4 o’clock, 100 degree flying days.  Did you know that there is no air conditioning in most of the single engine planes? Well at least not from …

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