Yesterday, March 4th 2021, I performed my very first landing. We were flying as Oxford 5643 on N28034, a brand new aircraft delivered on September 1st. We took off from Falcon Fields Runway 22 Left, went to the North East practice area after which we came back to land on Runway 22 Right at Falcon Field. You can watch both my takeoff and landing in the 'Video section' on the top bar.
Arthur in Arizona
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Today, Sunday February 21st, I made my very first flight as Oxford 6398 on N28088. The airplane was a brand new Piper Archer TX, delivered on December 14th with it's maiden flight on December 17th. We flew from Falcon Field KFFZ to the South where we did some maneuvers in the South East and South West Practice Areas before making a pit stop at the airport of Phoenix Goodyear KGYR. The flight time was approximately 1 hour and 24 minutes. We had some moderate turbu...
Today, February 19th, I got my first simulator session on the Piper Archer TX. We first had a briefing of about 30-45 minutes at 17h30 before getting into the simulator until 22h00. We run through the checklists for the 'before flight' phase, the Garmin 1000 setup (the big screens you see), engine start up, taxi, engine run up (make sure the engine is doing what it's supposed to do), take off and the effects of flight controls during straight and level flight. M...
Today was my first day at Falcon Field. I had to wake up at 5h15 in the morning to meet my instructor, Juan, at 7 AM. At 10 AM we had a Welcome Briefing where we had to do our fingerprinting (for the FBI) and complete a form to request the authorization for our solo flights. After that, we received a tour from the Academy and we took some pictures on the ramp (tarmac). You can see them in the new photo album I made.
We’ve safely arrived at Stone Canyon Apartments, our home for the next couple of months. It’s like a small paradise for us: sun, tenten blue sky, warm, nice people. We’re living the dream! As from Monday now we will start with the briefings about safety, how the airport and airplanes work, how we need to enter the airport, etc. In the meantime, we’ve already bought new American phone numbers to call our prom colleagues, instructors, dispatch, the air tra...