I want to share an experience I had today when I was on the first leg of a three leg cross country. I was 3/4 of the way to my first stop, Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (KARG), when I noticed a slight pull to the right. I checked all of my gauges and noticed that my left tank was almost empty. You might asked how could it be empty? Well, our flight school flies older Maule Aircraft and they tend to that. Well, when I noticed that, I texted my CFII and asked what to do. He told me to either let it drain completely or to throw on the boost pump and switch tanks. So what did I do? I threw on the boost pump and switched from both tanks to my right tank to even out the fuel flow. It fixed the problem, but I still had way more in the right tank then the left.
Pictures of the flight(s) will be in the next topic