After waiting so long to get a slot, I finally managed to head up in the beautiful 172 and get some flying in.
Originally, the plan was to head up and practice maneuvers for my solo “check ride” where I head up with an different instructor who verifies that I’m ready to solo. I solo in March (when I finally become old enough).
Unfortunately, winds were pretty crazy. HPN winds were at 20G27. So we decided to head out East of the airport and hope that winds died down… they didn’t. Check this out. 37 knot winds.
37 isn’t typically bad on cruise but it was gusty and turbulent. So I made the call to do no maneuvers.
Check it out!
To preface these photos, let me tell you that there
is nothing to worry about. I have become the master of using my right hand to take photos using the volume buttons while I fly the plane with my left hand. Never use two hands on the yoke! Also, my instructor was fine with it.
We had planned to head back to land but my instructor had nothing to do and I wanted to procrastinate my homework as long as possible before staying up until midnight tonight regretting my choices and stuffing myself with mint ice cream. Wow, that was a run on sentence if I’ve ever seen one.
So basically, my instructor leaned back to relax on his phone and I explored. It was bumpy but beautiful.
It snowed on Saturday and wow… it’s beautiful!
I mean, check this out! There was a good chunk of “area” where we were out of airspace, so we could do whatever.
Winds were strong, so we tried to go as slow as possible over the highway.
I mean, the sun reflecting on the water was stunning!
So I hope you enjoyed these photos! I have a bunch more but they really weren’t the best.
I’ll be flying again soon, as I increase my lesson load pre-solo.
Until the next time, see you around!