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Wednesday 11/06/13 – Crosswinds, Oh my

by on Nov.18, 2013, under Flying

Mark asked me right off that bat if I have ever been to New Haven. While I have been to the city of New Haven plenty of times, I have never been to the airport. By now I have figured out if Mark asks if I have been some place, that’s where we are going. So off we go. I take off and immediately get up to 2700′. ¬†On our way Mark has me perform various maneuvers such as turns, changing elevation, etc.

Eventually I can see the Long Island Sound so we need to get ready to land at New Haven. As we get lower the turbulence picks up and its clear that we are doing a crosswind landing. Landing was actually easier than I thought it would be. Once we get on the runway ATC starts directing us through about 75 different taxiways (which Mark warned me they would do). Mark immediately requests clearance to taxi back to runway 20 for take off.

We take off and once again head back to Hartford. On the way back we practice some more flight maneuvers and turns. Once we get back to Hartford it time for another crosswind landing. This also goes pretty smooth. Mark did a great job talking me through it as usual. Once we get back to PFC, we reviewed the days events and what we were are going to do on Saturday. I am getting really comfortable flying now.

This Flight Total
# of Take Offs 2 7
# of Landings 2 7
X-Country Hours 0 0
Night Hours 0 0
Total Flight Time 1.5 Hours 5.2 Hours

Airports visited so far: KHFD, KGON, KOXC, KHVN

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