Good conditions this am. Rebecca practiced taxiing at home and it showed. 4 very nice and controlled take offs out of 6 attempts. Those are good odds.
It may be too windy this pm but great forecast for tomorrow
Guys were on fire this am.
Pat – 11 flights
Rob – 6 flights
Kevin 11 flights
All well done.
What a great afternoon session. Stephane went for very nice and long XC flight to Fort Erie and stayed up for over 1 hour. Pat did 8 flight all forward inflation out of which several were touch and go’s. Rob did 7 – he is at the same level of skill as Pat. Both are almost independent. Very well done. The moon was crazy last night, I have never seen it so big and so red.
Good wind this morning. Both Rob and Pat flew 6 flights each using reverse. They are really nailing it down. I was able to capture the only two small mishaps – one was Pat’s ass landing and the second was Rob landing on top of the windsock. Ha ha
Very light and variable winds at the field. We waited hoping that the wind will pick up and take on direction but it did not happen. It pretty much started to die off on us but even in these difficult conditions, both Rob and Pat were able to inflate and do a mockup takeoff. I normally do not allow students to do first solo in these kind of conditions but these guys made me think they can do it. Both Rob and Pat did their first solo in almost no wind conditions. Quite remarkable–both very well done.
Congratulation on your first solo flights guys!
Stepahane was on fire this morning. Everything has alined for him just perfect. Even though the forecast was for light and variable winds we had almost 3 hours of steady breeze – excellent for a reverse inflation takeoffs. Stephane worked hard and before we knew it, he has completed the 15 flights that he needed to do to complete the 30 flight requirement. we also practiced big ears and engine outs.
Congrats Stephan on completing the practical part of my PPG course!
Pat and Rob worked on their kiting skills – it is going very well – they will fly in the afternoon – I think.
Bryant took year off from his training and came back to get refreshed and get ready to fly again. In two hours he brought his skills back up to perfection and he is ready to fly. The only reason we did not fly was because the wind was 20 km/h gusting to 25 and in the morning that can only increase.
Kierash has been at it for very long time. He started in 2012 but only comes in once or twice a year.
So often it is two steps forward, one step back. Last night it took us about 1 hour to get him back up to kite again, then we had a perfect conditions to fly so we got ready and on the second inflation attempt Kiarash that was off the ground again. He had a good climb out but then could not get into the seat. After couple minutes of trying I guided him for a landing. Once he landed, he was quite mentally exhausted he admitted to minor panic attack in the air. He also said he could not find the edges of the seat to push on to get seated. Basically he needs to go back in the simulator and practice all this before he can fly solo again.
He has now 15 flights in a log book but he is not able to fly independently because every time we get together he forgets half of the stuff.