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A New Year's post.... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
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A New Year's post....
I've been thinking about resolutions all day today. I'm bad at making them, and even worse at keeping them. I was thinking about all the specific things I'd like to do this year: Finish my CFI rating, fly cross-country in Michael's glider, accomplish more at work, keep my apartment neater, be better about getting to the gym in the mornings, and many more. Then I realized that all these have something in common, and that's going to be my resolution for the year:

I resolve to do a better job of finishing things that I start.

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: January 2nd, 2006 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Remember how to land that glider - wait until you are absolutely certain to crash, count to three, then flare :-)

One of my problems at the moment is because I fly the Auster most (I'm really the only 'full time' tow pilot) is my landings in the Cheetah have suffered. The Auster is *very* draggy with the flaps fully down, and comes down quite steeply, so if you're doing the usual 50 mph 'slow' approach you flare fairly late and reasonably briskly (because flaring early will mean you'll quickly decelerate far too high over the ground). And 50 in that plane isn't that slow, it's easy to wheel land it from 50 over the fence. The other day when I was practising power off approaches in the Grumman I kept flaring rather late and briskly. The Grumman at its approach speed isn't all that draggy with the flaps down, and still has reasonable energy so just ballooned instead, resulting in a rather ragged landing!
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