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What a weekend of flying... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
skywhisperer
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What a weekend of flying...
Friday, I flew 1.5 in the Duchess for my checkride.

Saturday, I flew 1.7 in the Tripacer. Turns out the problems I've been having with the battery were the fault of Michael's battery charger - there's nothing wrong with my battery or generator.

Sunday, I flew .7 of actual over to Conroe to fly the Duchess, then .7 in the Duchess with Matt, then .8 back to Weiser. Then I went out safety piloting with Jim in the Mooney for another 2.0.

7.4 in one weekend isn't bad.

I can tell it's spring - I feel like flying again. In the winter, I just can't rummage up flying enthusiasm, even if my plane is flying....

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 7th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The days are starting to draw out a bit. Sunset is about an hour later per week, so it's already light until 6pm here.

Sunday I flew the last tow of the day. It was fabulous, landing at sunset - no wind, an almost imperceptable wheel landing (usually I go bouncing halfway down the airfield if I try and wheel land the Auster) after just lazily flying the circuit at 60mph and 1600 rpm.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 7th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It still seems to be getting dark early here. We've got a bit before it goes to Daylight Savings.

alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 7th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we've got a while to go until we go from GMT to BST, but being further north than the entire continental US, we have quite a bit more seasonal variation in daylight times (in midsummer, the sun doesn't set till nearly 11pm - I think in Houston, the latest offical sunset is before 8pm). So this time of year, you can easily tell every day getting lighter since the change happens fairly quickly.

Of course, we get the payback in the winter. Sunrise - something like 08:40, sunset, 15:55!
sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: March 8th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is simultaneously what I both miss and hate about the UK (I was born and grew up in Brighton). I _loved_ the late hours in the summer... I could stay out and play with my friends until past bedtime!

But as an adult returning to the UK, I find Winter to be incredibly depressing. I cannot tell how completely _blah_ it makes me feel when it goes dark at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Yet another reason to spend your Summers in Devon and your Winters in the Caribbean!
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 8th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
we notice it a bit more as well here in the Isle of Man, being a little bit further north and further west in the timezone. In mid-summer, there's always just a little bit of light on the horizon in the middle of the night.

The winters don't bother me, it's just an excuse to play more computer games.

And of course the summer time temperature here is always comfortable. 70 deg F. is considered a 'heatwave'. It rarelly freezes here in the winter either. We have palm trees everywhere to demonstrate our mild winters :-)
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