Taking advantage of the £30 for 30 minutes of approaches offer at Southampton back in early September and whilst I originally wanted to try out the RNP (LPV RWY 02) as the aircraft had been fitted out with the technology and approvals for this type of approach, we managed to complete two ILS approaches in an attempt to get me back up to speed. I also managed to give a pleasant surprise to one of my passengers with a surprise destination for lunch, worked a treat and he loved GA.
Whilst this wasn’t my best-flown approaches to date, it was nice to get some more experience in as I look to improve my flying. It was nice to visit the Isle of Wight again, and Bembridge after many years of visiting Sandown. Nothing much was open sadly and finding food was of greater difficulty than we hoped, but we did find something to allow a safe flight home with full tanks.
Having now completed the ATO theory stage of the CBIR and only the PBN examination to complete, my interim focus shifts to now getting the huge backlog of 9 videos out with lots of IMC action and many pointers for self-debrief to make me a better pilot before embarking on the Pre-ATO phase of the IR. I am deeply excited about the flying phase and perfecting my flying to the required standards and far above.
I'll also be writing up about my theory and some pointers for anyone that's learning on my journey to the full IR. There’s a good schedule coming up, so don’t forget to subscribe and hit the notifications bell.
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