Random thoughts of a Brit living in the Imperial Valley of California

High Performance Flying

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Finally got my high performance endorsement yesterday, I am now legal to fly an airplane with an engine larger than 200hp. Almost didn’t make it though – very first landing attempt we were at probably 500 feet on final when my instructor said I should go around for another try. When I started to quiz on why, he had me look out of the window at the (non-existant) landing gear. Oops, I had forgotten to put the wheels down!!! Full power and away we go. I’d like to think I would have noticed before the metal hit the tarmac but I’ll admit that I didn’t look good for it. Next up: finish my Commercial rating early next year.

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December 10th, 2004 at 10:07 am

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