In my younger days as a latin dance competitor, being grounded was a great thing, it’s one of things to be striven for, but in flying it’s not such a good thing. Well, it’s not good at all, actually.
My flying club requires an annual flight review to remain current in the scheduling system and my club review expires at the end of this month. No big deal but a couple of week’s ago I had a little tender surgery that has left me very not wanting, or able, to sit in a plane. I had to cancel the flight portion of my review (but did get the groundschool taken care of) and now just as I feel that I might be ready again, I am off to Alaska for two weeks. Then, when I get back, my CFI is in Italy so currently my flight review is scheduled for Sept 20th which seems a long time away. It’s possible that I might find someone else, especially as it seems like a good idea to have someone else criticize my flying for a change.
Looking forward to Alaska. On the advice of my CFI I have a ride booked to fly around Denali and then land on the Ruth Glacier. My CFI says that because you take off downhill, you get to watch the VSI show a descent even while climbing off the ground. Cool.
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You will love the flight around Denali. Who are you doing it through? I went through Talkeetna Air Taxi and had a great time. Here is a post I wrote about Alaska (http://www.myflightblog.com/archives/000078.php).
Also, order this book to read during your trip “Wager with the Wind”. It is a great book about legendary bush pilot Don Sheldon (http://www.myflightblog.com/archives/000086.php)
Great write-up Todd and I love the pictures! Just so happens that we are booked with Talkeetna Air Taxi as well. You can be sure I will post my pictures when I have them.
“Wager with the Wind” is an wonderful book. I would also suggest u to visit http://www.privatepilotssecrets.com.
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