Tag archive for "short field landing"

Blog, Fun Flying, Photos

Valdez Fly-in

1 Comment 18 May 2010

For some reason I have this love affair with bush flying.  Aerobatics are nice, and I certainly look forward to trying them out, but I find no more perfect an example of aviation than a Super Cub alone in the wilds.  There’s just something about it that really gets me going.  As a natural extension […]

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Blog, Lessons, Photos

Attitude is Everything

2 Comments 10 May 2010

A few months ago, I saw a link on twitter to the following video: I recently remembered this and thought I might post it here and offer some analysis of the overall situation.  The biggest talking point I’ve come up with is “Attitude is everything.”  I mean that in two ways: attitude of the pilot […]

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Blog, Flight Training, Lessons

Practical Test Prep

No Comments 21 December 2009

Just to clear the air, I am getting very close to the check-ride. Prior to this lesson all that was left to complete is an hour or so of practical test prep. The plan for this lesson was to perform all the maneuvers required for the check-ride and then work on anything that needs improvement. That means we will do stalls, steep turns, slow flight, ground reference maneuvers, and unusual attitudes.

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Blog, Flight Training, Lessons

Trip Downtown

No Comments 11 September 2009

Unfortunately the birds (big vultures I might add) were now quite agitated. The end result being that just as we were reaching the edge of the pavement, the birds began flying right were we wanted to go. I reacted quickly and I think I surprised Josh when I went full throttle, called a go around and added full power. It was a good go around. Once we were back around they gave us the left side for our full stop landing, which was safe and uneventful.

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Blog, Flight Training, Lessons

Solo Lesson – GPS

No Comments 31 August 2009

The lesson culminated with me putting on a show for my mother and wife. There was a bit of a crosswind so I came in in a crab. I rode it down almost to the runway and (for the first time ever) kicked out the crab so that I was lined up perfectly with the runway. I touched down on centerline slightly fast, but otherwise a really good landing.

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Hello, my name is Matt Everett and as of 1/1/2010 I am a private pilot ASEL. I started this blog early in my training and used it primarily as a place to keep notes of my lessons. Since then it has grown to much more than that, but my main focus is still on aviation experiences. 

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