July 22, 2011

Backseat in a Piper Cherokee

Haven't posted in a while, so I'll update everyone on a few things. I'm up to 10.8 Hours now, and have 1 (maybe 2) more flights until my pre-solo checkout. I've been working on circuits, went out to the practice area to review a few things, and I think that my landings are getting better. The two main things I have to keep working on are correcting for winds in the circuit, and making landings a bit smoother.

Last night, I got to go flying with my friend's dad's friend (I know, it sounds funny :P). We flew out of CYKF in the pilot's own Piper PA-28 Cherokee Cruiser, to do a bit of sightseeing around the Waterloo, St. Jacob's and Elmira area. We flew for about 30 minutes, and I got to try my hand at some aviation photography. Posted below are some pictures of CYKF and Kitchener, and videos of the take-off and landing. Once I start flying with passengers, I'll post up some pics and videos of me flying :)

A DA40 Star in the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre hangar, and a DA20 Katana on the Flight Centre apron
A WestJet Boeing 737 on Apron 3, and the CYKF Control Tower, as seen from Taxiway Alpha
Kitchener as seen from the air

Take-Off on Runway 26

Landing on Runway 26

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