The weekend is just 2 days, 24 hours twice, but I could enjoy each and every moment, all of them would be memorable later.
Am I at a new milestone? I think so. Or, I am just on the way to reach this milestone, as I reached the half point of my training towards the Exam B and solo, when I'll be able to fly without a tutor. Just some weeks passed, as I started this season on 20th of April, but I spent all my weekends at the airport and now I am closer to reach my goal. I remember to my first steps: how to fly straight ... how can I turn to a precise direction. These are int the past ... now my new problem is the landing, as I will finish I/4 soon, which means that I should be able to control everything from the take-off through landing.
This Saturday I was a bit unsure. But, on Sunday everything went well ... and even better, the weather was fine both days.
This weekend I had some new experiences; first, and probably the most important, were the new tutors. All of them have a different style, but I gained more experience and learned new things too--it was useful. Flying needs more than great enthusiasm, it also needs complete focus, you should have it on the brain. And I have :)
As I mentioned before, I was introduced to new things ... I tried hang-gliding! Am I mad? Oh, I was a hothead, I was totally crazy ... I was so excited when I was sitting in this strange machine and I grabbed my t-shirt desperately. What will happen? Will I stay alive? However, I can claim that it wasn't frightening, just a new feeling and the surroundings were nice ... small group of trees, yellow fields everywhere, straight roads with small cars.
And then the next day I got a taste of thermal columns, after the 5 minute long circles it was a marvelous treat. We took off without any hope, on that day other boys couldn't find so many thermal columns, but we were lucky, we rose with 2m/s, and then we reached 1,100 m. What a beautiful view I have seen! I had the chance to try how to move in thermals which was totally new for me. Thank you for the pilot again, it was one of my best flights. :)
Adrienn tells us that in June, 2012, her father received a nice present: a short flight with a Cessna 152 at an airport above Miskolc. She had enough time to go with him to the airport since it was summer and she found the airport world very compelling: a group of young people, a lot of airplanes. Of course, she was introduced to soaring too.
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