Saturday, December 26, 2009

Training must slow for lack of funding

I was worried that this would happen. My training has been progressing pretty well but now that I have made it to the cross country stage I have burned through a little over 3/4 of my funding.

At the current burn rate I only have about 4 more dual flights ahead of me before I am out of money.

I have been on 1 cross country and have a second that I've been fighting the weather on for the last couple of weeks but that still leaves the night training and then the solo cross countries to go before I am through.


I have been working on my solo skills so I hope that I won't need much polish on my landings, ground reference, and basic air work when its time for the check ride prep.

I will say this though, there is nothing like the feeling of taking off with the right seat empty. It doesn't matter if you stay in the pattern or travel to the local training area, the feeling of freedom is like nothing you've ever felt before.

I've felt the scary excitement of direct fire combat and this feels much the same. The rush of leaving the ground, the gentle twisting and turning through the air and the sometimes not so gentle return to earth.

Its not a hobby, its a passion and it is good......

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