Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Retreating Storm II


The Retreating Storm

This storm spent the better part of an hour unloading on our city. I was hoping for a better sunset, but this will have to do.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Young Killer

Caught this little guy lounging next to the pool. He's about two inches long.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cessna N2428Y

I got to the field a little early today and watched Allan work the pattern and do touch and goes. He's a young kid in his early twenties at the very latest, but he makes it look easy. He's got a little over forty hours.

I had a horrible day in the cockpit. Lots of things going against me today. I haven't flown in four weeks. It was hot and I'd always heard that heat changes the way the air feels when your flying. It certainly does. In addition, I was working right hand patterns for the first time.

So... I was behind the aircraft. I couldn't seem to hit my checkpoints with any consistency and I repeatedly entered into the approach with way too much altitude.

I felt beat up by the time I was done.

Imagine my surprise when my instructor says, "Get ready for solo. You're going to do it this month."

I'm too tired to be excited.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sierra Nevada Sol

Another smoke filled sunset.


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