Cross Country Solo

During my flight training one required element is a long distance cross country.  I learned a lot from this flight.  As I edit the video I cringe at how I handled landing in KBJI.  There were two King Air planes flying ILS pattern work.  I was very concerned about these faster planes over taking me in the pattern.  I announced I was a student pilot and left the pattern to allow the other planes access.  They announced they would be out of my way so I turned in for a long final approach.  In hindsight I realize by doing so I monopolized the pattern for a much longer amount of time than necessary.  I should have just joined the pattern and and got on the ground and out of their way.  Learning is what this is all about though right?  I know I won’t be making the same mistake in the future.  I hope you enjoy the video.  I cut over 4 hours of flight time down to less than 15 min.  I tired to have each leg last about 5 min.  Comments are welcome.  Go easy on me. 🙂

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2 Responses to “Cross Country Solo”

  1. steve January 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm // Reply

    well done.
    looks like you had a heck of a nice day for that flight!

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    • Bill January 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm // Reply

      Yeah, it was great. A little haze between KINL and KBJI, but no real wind to worry about. I’d been trying to take that flight for three weeks. The skies opened up for me that day. 🙂

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