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And I Learned About Flying....  
User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

I know that we are always told things about flying, lessons others have learned that they tried to pass down. Today, a bit of aviation knowlage proved true. My college has an older skyhawk, and its not the easiest to fly. So, to fly it solo, few get to, you have to have your instructor say ok, and have him give you a few lessons in it. Well, today, I got to solo it. The winds were not bad, 10 knots. SO, I took off from runway six and the wind was blowing at 070. Went south and did a few stalls, and steep turns. I cam back to do some landings, and I got cleared to land runway 14. The wind was now from 011 and at 18 knots. The plan is hard to fly, IMO, and slows down VERY fast, VERY easy. This was a stiff crosswind, but not once did I think to question her about the choice of runway. I fought the plane the whole time, and for the first time ever, I had to do a go-around that was not requested. The mess got bad fast, from trying to keep 65 kts in to being crooked and getting VERY slow. I must say, I got a little shaken. I came back, and the second time landed right. I cut my time short 30 min and decided that I would head back to the college, 18 knots of wind was something I was not ready for. So, again, I headed back and called it a day. Lesson learned? Small things turn into big things, fast, and things compile. There was an urge for me to stay out and keep going, but if you don't feel right in the current situation...You're not safe. Thought I'd share my first.....Scary, kinda, experience in a plane.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

and for the first time ever, I had to do a go-around that was not requested

Oh don't worry, plenty more where that one came from! If you haven't gone around by the time you've gotten your Private, you're either (a) too overconfident and risky, or (b) the best pilot out there.


Good luck, and glad things worked out well,
FSP


User currently offlineBragi From Iceland, joined May 2001, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Good that everything turned out well.
It´s important to learn from your mistakes (and other´s for that matter).

If you find yourself in that kind of situation again, just keep on going-around (fuel permitting) until you are comfortable with your approach.
Pressing on when your common sense is telling you otherwise can be deadly as we have seen too many examples of.

-Crosswind landings require special skills, and those skills require a lot of practice.

Good luck with your training Smile



Muhammad Ali: "Superman don’t need no seat belt." Flight Attendant: "Superman don’t need no airplane, either."
User currently offlineBoeingflying31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

I have never done a go around, besides when I was with my instructor. I always found myself landing in the right conditions. But then again, I only have about 12 hours PIC.
-Bf31


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Why does your college have that aircraft if it is such a bitch to fly?

FB05

PS- I'm glad everything was ok. Next time, request the runway you want.  Laugh out loud



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Its a 1977 Skyhawk. The thing does not like to hold airspeed well, and the controls are not that smooth. Yes, i should have been smart enough to say I want rwy 6.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Why does your college have that aircraft if it is such a bitch to fly?

And what makes it different than any other 172?

Next time the wind is crankin' across the runway, get your CFI and go do some x-wind landings. It'll make you a better pilot, and it's good fun.  Big thumbs up





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User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

As compared to a new 2001 skyhawk. Its differnt, weights less, contorls act differntly, etc. We do do a lto of X wind landings, just not it gusty 18 knot winds.



23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

and for the first time ever, I had to do a go-around that was not requested.

I have never done a go around, besides when I was with my instructor

Wow you guys must have small airports. Its an everyday thing here at PVU  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

"Wow you guys must have small airports. Its an everyday thing here at PVU"

Yeah, but PVU is a freak of nature. There are Class C airports that are less busy. That's another reason that I got out of there. Heck, I even got cut off on my CFI checkride!

'Speed


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