Ryan and Sarah met me at the field Thursday morning. It was cold and the runway is still covered in snow but that didn’t deter them from flying. Sarah added 4 flights to her log book bringing her to an impressive 19. Ryan had more time available Thursday morning and the weather cooperated letting him get all the required flights completed. He successfully pulled off two touch and goes and even made an extra flight just for fun. Way to go Ryan!
Next up for Thursday was towing at the airport with Curt and Mariyan. As part of Curt’s training for free flying Mariyan and I towed him several times down the runway. This is preparing him for high tows later where we will continue to work on his free flying skills. Keep it up Curt!
Friday morning Neil came over from Wawatosa. He was better prepared for the cold this time with some heavier gloves and had no issues keeping his hands warm unlike last week. He completed nearly all of the required skills and flights before it got too bumpy to fly comfortably. Just the written test, the midair restart of the motor and a handful of flights left to earn his PPG2 rating. Nice work Neil!
Sarah was back Friday afternoon for more training. We added alternative ways of steering as well as a few mock motor-out drills. Her husband and daughter were there to watch her fly too. They were really impressed with her skills. She finished the day with just one flight left to earn her PPG2 rating. We are saving that for a nice cross country flight together someday soon.
Finally it was Nick’s turn to fly. Nick had completed all his training a few days back but still needed to take and pass the PPG2 written test which he did. Tonight’s visit to the airport was to complete the paperwork and have some fun flying. Congratulations Nick!
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