First solo nav
Woo-hoo! After weeks of not being able to do this because of poor visibility or crap weather, I finally got it done!
The visibility today was less than I would have liked, but I went up with my instructor for a look, and he reckoned it was OK, but it was up to me. "Yeah, why not?" I said. I thought if he thought it was OK, then it probably was.
So when we got back I did all the work on drawing, measuring and calculating my course, my instructor gave it the once over, we ticked off all the boxes on the form, and off I went on my own.
Pretty good trip, really. On the first and second legs I completely nailed it right on the mark, and just drifted off course a bit on the third leg, but sorted myself out OK.
So it all went really well, but I was glad I took the bottle of water and had a few sups on the way, I was sweating cobs when I got out of the plane!!!
Other cool thing of the day. When we went up to check the visibility, I pointed down to the right and said "Hey look. An Autogyro! - Oh. Two Autogyros!"
You wait years to see an Autogyro then two come past at once!