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Jason Pawlak

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Flight Lesson 5

Not much of note today really. I was kinda tired throughout the lesson, which may not have been a good thing, but still I got compliments, so I think I was alright. The winds were at 15 knots from South West, with a few gusts here and there getting up to around 20 to 25 knots. Week took off from 21L and Lunken with wind slightly coming from our right. I over compensated with the ailerons and made us turn sideways a bit after rotation. I wore the ‘hood’ as they call it for a lot of the flight today. It is a pair of shop glasses that are frosted over all the lenses except for a small portion on the bottom which allows you to see your instruments. No outside visuals, only Instruments. I didn’t like the glasses very much, I could fly fine without them since I have spent so much time on my computer on the simulator, but between me wearing my own glasses instead of contacts today along with the added glasses, I got a headache. We practiced S-Turns, Steep Turns, Turns around a point, and the flight pattern with a landing on 21R. We spiced up the flight pattern today when we were asked to do a fly over the airport and enter the 21R pattern, which I have never done before, and I will say the right pattern is a little more difficult than the left pattern. Something to get used to. And we went through emergency procedures again of engine being cut out, this time I took the controls and went for a field to land in. Brian didn’t say anything, but I don’t think I really picked all that good of a field… better work on that for next time.

I have flown for 6 full hours now. I asked Brian whether he thinks I’ll be soloing after my first 20, and he was very confident and quick to say definitely!

Dan and I went back to Lunken after I came home, changed and ate a quick dinner for a run. We did the 5-mile track around the airport. It’s the furthest I have ever run… it felt good. I have a little more knowledge of what to expect this Saturday now as well. I am excited, it will be a lot of fun.

I register for Fall classes tomorrow morning at 6AM… can’t believe we’re already looking that far ahead… eh, good night… sweet dreams.

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