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My wife and I decided to visit Bisbee AZ this month between 17th~21st for crosswind landing & also general piloting class at Copper City Aviation! I am currently counting down the days to start my training... My post license flights has been challenging due to the weather in Chi-beria (aka Chicago). On top of the bad weather, I recently became lazy weekend pilot who only like to fly in "<10kts head wind in sunny day" and I really want to overcome my fear of the "gusty & crosswind" days. My personal goal is to at least be consistent with my landings from left & right seats to be able to control the CT up to 15~18kts crosswind with gust up to 10kts. I think I will be able to master consistant crosswind landing...but I have a "fear" towards gusty winds... Also, switching to the right seat did not help with my confidence...Now I feel like went right back to the pre-solo flight days... I really need to get over my fear of wind and ready to get my game face on to tackle this straight on at the Copper City Aviation. I must say...brace yourself Eric, I will be the most challenging student ever! BTW - after visiting Bisbee AZ, we are planning to visit Albuqerque, NM...does anyone know flight school where we can rent CT near Albuqerque?
Yesterday I had the honor of taking up Captain Steve Young. While I just acquired my CTLS in July 2013 and have flight time of just over 65 hours with my CT, Captain Steve has 28,000 with United Airlines. We mounted his Go Pro on the wing and took her up. Enjoy! Chris B
Pretty rough conditions... pretty gusty and some real bad down drafts (couple times on final) that definitely got my attention! I started landing the last few without flaps and some extra speed. A better pilot than me could land in these conditions with flaps I'm sure, I probably "could".. but I only have 23 hours total flying time and I've found the wind to be less "grabby" when the flaps are up... Just thought I'd share my x-wind landing experiences from yesterday, made 8 landings, put a few in the video... Check ride coming up soon...Thanks for watching