After I finished the dual cross country’s, I realized it was time to start really flying solo, and build up time (and confidence/proficiency) as the flight test nears (hopefully?). Anyhow, I have gone up solo three times in the last week or so: two flights in the traffic pattern (practicing all different types of landings), and finally, I flew by myself to the practice area. This meant that for the first time ever, I left Caldwell’s airspace as a solo pilot – good news! I practice a variety of subject areas over these flights, including my maneuvers, navigation, and of course, lots of landings and take offs. Going to the practice area was fantastic – I really had to keep my eyes outside the cockpit however, as I have never encountered more air traffic in my flight training experience. It seemed like every time I looked, I spotted traffic – good practice though. For example, at one point, I was in the practice area (which is out by the Delaware river, by the way), and I noticed another Cessna just circling at the same altitude. I descended and flew out towards the North, so I could avoid him; always important to stay situationaly aware. Anyhow, there is no point in me talking about all of this solo flying, when I can show you this awesome video I put together. This chronicles a solo flight in the traffic pattern, of course, working on landings and takeoffs. Enjoy it. Hopefully I will be doing more of this solo practice, in addition to knocking off my cross country (solo) requirements. Here is the video:
Lots of Solo Flying (With Long Video)
March 7, 2011 by Rafi
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