Josh met me at the airport with hopes of making his first flight. The forecast didn’t look promising, it was predicting 10mph wind at sunset with even stronger gusts up to 17mph! However, experience has taught me that it usually settles down a little before sunset. Our gamble paid off and the wind calmed as desired a half hour before the sun went down. I made a quick flight to confirm the sky was ready for a newbie pilot, it was. Josh strapped on the Top80 Miniplane and made one practice run. Things went great so we decided to go for it.
Josh nailed his take off on the first attempt! He then made 3 laps around the field before sticking his landing right in the middle of the runway! Great job Josh and congratulations!!
Before that I was with Greg working on kiting skills. The high winds coupled with learning a new skill was somewhat challenging but Greg was tenacious and didn’t give up. Nice work Greg, keep it up and you will be flying soon!
Prior to meeting Greg I was with Kevin in Sauk City. Kevin was ready to fly last fall but the winter hit hard and shut us down. Trike pilots need a smooth runway and winter can really mess with that. This was our first day back training in months. He did great and picked up right where we left off last fall. Next time we meet I’m confident he will be flying too.
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