Friday, January 29, 2010

maiden training area solo flight

I HAD THE WORST FLIGHT ANY STUDENT PILOT CAN EVER HAVE IN THEIR CADET LIFE!!!!!!!!

shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttt!!!!!

no.. i didnt crash the plane nor kill anyone or any animals but i am not really satisfied with the flight i had earlier this morning... blooooodyyyyy  &#$@-ing landing screwed the whole lesson and trip today...

woke up at 4 and got really really really really lazy due to the comfy bed and rain which really cools the place down... pulled myself off the bed at 4.30 by keeping the alarm snoozing from 4.00 so i can do my 5-more-minutes-la thing...

anyway, after reaching school partially drench in rain, went to check the info and aircraft and got signed off for my solo flight... everything was ok with a little hiccups here and there as there tower had some problem arranging and clearing the runway for *ahem* THE SOLO-IST for his maiden flight to the training area without the extra weight having to carry the annoying cum kacau-ish instructors...

ok.. so i took off and tracked to the training area and broadcasted my intentions of flying and commencing my maneouvre at Bogangar (the name of the town sounds weird right?) to the invisible traffic there... did some super steep turns and woke the whole town up at 7.00 am.. after finishing all that turns and flying around for a little sight seeing and cam whoring, i went to some air strip at Mooball (another weird town name) to Practice Forced Landing.. it was not too bad la... still ok as i was able to land (if i really want to) and keep myself alive in case of an emergency..

as i check my clock that i've clocked 1.3 hours, i decided to head back to YBCG (Gold Coast Airport) to end the flight.. as i was coming in, i saw AirAsia X's Xanadu coming in to land from Malaysia.. well, i heard the pilot in command speaking to the tower requesting for landing as they were just ahead of me by 2 miles... i followed not long after they landed but then there comes the nightmare...

*jeng jeng jeng.....*

as i was coming in for my short final approach, i idled the power and flared too much thus getting a balloon and hit the ground hard and bounce.. as a measure to correct that bounce, i added a little bit more power to cushion the aircraft but the aircraft straight sink-ed and hit the ground for the 2nd time and bounce again.. straight away, i increase to full power and commenced a go-around... it was so shitty that the f@#$ing landing spoilt the whole good flight i had before that... the worst part was the head instructor was standing outside the hangar and saw me commencing my go-around... he said i did good on my decision making but the fact was that he didnt see me landing as it was blanketed by the tower... if he's to see my landing, he'd definitely got a shock of his life and start cursing me and look like this


haihz... anyway, i took quite a number of pictures during my journey from the airport to the training area.. am trying to upload those freaking pictures but something seems to be wrong with my memory card... forgive me andrea...

2 comments:

carpe diem said...

wah! what a landing...the way you describe it. You'll get better with more practice for sure. Hurray to your first solo Captain Soo!!!

Ign@tius said...

hahaha... thanks!!! well, that was my first training area solo flight.. my real first solo flight was 2 weeks ago for the circuits where i flew all by myself for the first time in my life..