I went flying today and thought I will tell all of you about it. I saw John Travolta jet and I think I trod on him when I was talking to ground. That is a really nice Gulstream.
As taxiway Charlie was busy busy with a plane coming towards us ground put me on alfa the raxi way right next to the terminal wher all the 757 get pushed back. I told my instructor that they thought we were big as we were taking off on 19R. He said we should try and get a get and they can lower it for us and we walk in the terminal and get Mc Donalds. I came out with we need to name our airline we came up with the name practice air. Well we took off and got an early turn out. We were heading towards the queen mary and I could not get a word into tower we cirlce around and I hit the mic. and spoke. Well ew adventually got in and did some pattern. When we took of we saw a B1 siiting on the ground which looked really nice. We tracked down the coast and circles over emmie and eva (oil platforms) we saw some apches flying down the coast and about 5 other planes. I did not get following and we cirlced around the platforms we could not get a word into socal it was so busy so I contrated on maintianing a cirlce and holding level we envntually got in and then Socal could not see our dot on there screen we recycled a transponder a couple of time and then they could not see our third digit. So they changed our code and heard nothing more about that. We got in and it was a great flight. The only mistake I made was talking to John Wayne Advisories I told them we had traffic in sight when we did not. I had forgotten what to say when looking. About 2 seconds later I saw it so nothing came of it. But my instructor explianed that when we say we see him the controller thinks we do and it is not his responsibility any more. The thing that is nice abuot flying is that if you make a stupid mistake like I did you will NEVER do it again. In the air you really learn from your mistakes but it was nice nothing came of mine! Some of you will not care about my flight but I thought it was nice so it might enstuse some one to go up!!