Today was fun and I did some things well and some things that really need some work. We did 18 kt direct crosswind takeoffs and landings, steep turns (I need to work on these), my approach was excellent and balked landings (a go-around when we are close to the ground) needs work because my 1st one I didn't fly well, but made the right calls and the 2nd one I flew it well and messed up the calls. Good grief! I need to put them together! I was the guinea pig and flew 1st today so we will switch tomorrow and I can observe Brad doing stalls, low visibility takeoffs, rejected takeoffs and terrain avoidance maneuvers. Looks like a busy day!
We covered the electrical system tonight and that is probably the hardest one. Brendon said I know more than I think and to keep working on it. Told me today, "We haven't had too many physical education teachers come through this program. Probably prepared you well as you managed the chaos in a gym." He also told me, "You would not believe how impressed I am with your notes." Everyone talks about this heavy notebook I carry around. I am not trying to impress....just trying to learn the tons of material IN that notebook! Seems like I could study forever and still not know it all.
I asked Brad if we could go get something to eat. I haven't had a meal in 3 days and starting to get hungry. I have fruits and veggies in the room, but I need something that will stick to me. Several days is my limit and I was hungry! Planned on bringing my leftovers home.......I ate it all! =) I do miss having a car and driving myself whenever I want to go.
Since we did our brief tonight we will catch the 5 am shuttle. Time for sleep!