Route: 40I, Local
Weather: High overcast, 64 degrees, wind 160 degrees at 8 knots
This afternoon seemed like as good a time as any to put myself through the ringer. Gina was working so I went up solo for a ton of practice in the Cub. By the time I shut the 85 hp Continental off, I felt quite good - my skills were totally up to the task!
Simple, basic video of today's fun - the perfect match for a simple, basic airplane
If you're so inclined, you can see the results yourself in the video. If you trust what I write (at your own peril!) then let me just say I managed some darn good stalls, steap turns, takeoffs, landings, a falling leaf, and a steep spiral. I honestly felt better about my flying today than I have in a while; I really felt like one with the airplane.
The stalls broke cleanly, my takeoffs and landings were decent - not my best, and everything else was nice and coordinated. Even hit my wake when I rolled out of the final steep turn! I've been on a bit of a practice kick lately but it really is nice to feel on top of your piloting game. I think I'm due for some more of this soon.
Flight Track: Google Earth KMZ File
Today's Flight: 0.9 hours
Total Time: 259.6 hours