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Old 11-19-2006, 04:49 PM
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Default woohoo! I still remember how to land a plane.

yesterday I got up in the air for the first time since my big (ok, maybe, "big") Northwest-circumnavigating trip in September.

the weather has been REEEALLLLYYYY bad lately -- Washington has had record rainfall already in November -- pushing 12 inches now, and the month is only half over. huge floods on all the local rivers. Mount Rainier National Park is closed from all the flood damage to roads and campgrounds.

there have only been about 3 nice days in the past six weeks, and I had prior plans those days.
The flight school must be hemorrhaging money -- admittedly, their 152's get less use than their 172's, but I was the first person to fly this plane in 10 days.


I've had a bit of trepidation that my baby-pilot skills would have atrophied.

but I did fine -- neither bounced nor slammed my landings.

flew from Paine over to Port Angeles, did a couple of T&G's, went out west to Lake Crescent, then back.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:44 PM
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(if you haven't noticed, the scenery you get when flying in and around the Puget Sound does NOT suck... when you can actually see it, that is... like when we don't have overcast at 800AGL, which lately has been 4 days out of 42.)
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:55 PM
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Pretty! Although the jagged high altitude rocks look a bit intimidating without a kerosene burner in back...
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