Lesson 53 - Monday September 13th
Short and Soft
Today we were to practice short and soft field landings again, something I've not really "got" yet, so it would have been useful.
We managed two, but on each landing the nose gear seemed to be over compressing. It had been squawked (written up in the book), but it looked fine when I had inspected it, and Andre said only come back if the the gear was "touching".
So, we did two takeoffs, where I totally failed to get the feel for the early takeoff and flying in ground effect, and then we came back. Still got 0.6 hours, of which around 0.2 was actually in the air.
(c) 2004 Mick West