Back In The Saddle Again!!!!!!
Just had my 'back to school' lesson yesterday and today with another lesson following on Friday. I figured my first week back to instrument training (i.e., since my surgical 'adventure' which delayed me) should involve a few days in a row.Yesterday, was just a day for me to get reacquainted and I essentially just shot a variety of different landings. It is SO GOOD to be back in the skies. At the end of yesterday's 'lesson', I told John (my CFII) that I just missed this (flying) so much,, caught myself starting to get a little 'misty' just thinking about how much I missed and loved flying (I was most grateful for my sunglasses<grin>). My instructor must have had a grin or two, 'cause landing after landing, I was practically singing my way to the runway on final, each time. Must have looked positively 'giddy' to passersby as I was walking back to my van after my lesson.Today, I did a landing at a local Class C airport, just to make sure I still remembered how to transition, properly as well as deal with Norcal Approach on our way out of the Class C to the practice area. In the practice area I did (all in foggles - under the 'hood') basic instrument airwork; climbing and descending turns on a heading, slow flight, power-on/power-off stalls etc.). After the airwork my instructor had me fly back from the practice area back home to my airport, visually. He must have known I was just drinking in the view, that I had missed the past couple of months, and wanted to give me a chance to see out the windscreen.Gotta admit, I was REALLY surprised by my instrument scan, I was certain that (after almost two months 'off' with my surgical adventures) my scan was going to be 'off'. In fact, my instructor had mentioned that if I was going to see rust anywhere,,, that would be where it would be... Strangely enough, my scan was just fine... In fact, it was like I had never missed a day of practice. I hadn't done anything special during my 'recovery', so I was at loss to explain how the scan could still be there Great day!!!I've got to send my dad a letter and let him know how my 'first day back' so-to-speak was....... I am just so thrilled and happy beyond belief - it's so good to be back in the sky again!!! Yippee!!!!!!!I have a sim session on Friday, where I will get back to shooting instrument approaches again. I can hardly wait!!!Thanks for lending an ear!
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