Spring Break is now over, and we are down to the last month of school before finals and summer break. I can’t believe just how quickly time has flown over this past year and I am weeks away from completing my freshman year of college. If I went to another school, I don’t think I would have learned as much about flying airplanes, meeting airshow performers, or sharing the passion of flight with all my friends.
During spring break, I went home and enjoyed a week of home cooking and relaxation. I spent most of the week in the workshop getting my new Control-line contest plane polished and ready to fly. The weather was too cold to run the engine, but I’ll be able to do that in a couple of weeks when summer break comes around.
Since spring break has ended, I have been out flying my CarbonZ Yak54 with the RC club on campus a couple times a week. Now that it doesn’t get dark until 8pm, I’m able to get a few flights out of it before the darkness of nighttime sets in. I have now learned how to fly rolling circles and rolling loops with it.
On the full size flight training side, I needed a couple refresher flights to shake the rust off from spring break, and now am hoping to get signed off for my check-ride by next weekend. I grounded myself because I’m currently battling a cold. I learned my lesson the hard way of why not to fly when you have any sort of congestion. On my solo cross country to Melbourne, I had a very mild cold, and even then, I felt like my head was going to explode when I was on descent.
The next two weekends I am planning on traveling to West Palm Beach for the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, New Smyrna Balloon and skyfest, and Sun ‘N Fun. I am looking forward to attending these events and will hit on the highlights for the next entry.
‘Till next time, fair skies and light winds.