When you haul a big trailer, you must take more than your share of the parking spaces. This, I understand.
Today’s flight was a Stage II review with a senior instructor. I’ll start out by saying, I passed.
I DID IT! First solo cross-country flight! Total distance was 175 miles. Contrary to what the flight plan says, the total time was 2.7 hours. That little detail came back to bite me in the ass.
Today’s flight was supposed to be a practice run for my cross-country solo tomorrow, but at the last minute, my instructor decided we were going to Galveston. I had to put together the flight plan and do all of the calculations.
Another flying weekend has arrived!
This guy’s name is Tighten. As in tighten that nut down so the wheel doesn’t fall off.
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My wife decided to sleep in and my son was starving, so I took a stab at cooking what he wanted. Huevos con something something. Basically peppers, onions, and tomatoes cooked down with spices and eggs steamed on top. It wasn’t like my wife would cook it, but it had good flavor and everyone was happy.
Definitely intimidating. If I were t-boned by that rig, I’d be a goner. Makes me reconsider any desire for a Miata.
It was snowy. It was cold. My daughter forgot her hat, gloves, and scarf on one outing, but she was not deterred. They only accept 6% of the applicants, but my daughter has decided to apply to Columbia as one of her “reach” schools - those that you would really like to attend but aren’t likely to gain admission. I…
Who’s ready for a game of fetch?
[Update 2] I just got back from the 1:00 appointment to replaced the airbag in the WRX. It took them just over two hours this time. Go figure.
This trailer would be made by Twisted Sister.
The Subaru dealer noted that the tires on our Outback are out of spec and it needs an alignment (it’s pulling slightly right). They won’t do the alignment without putting on new tires. The stock tires are known to be kinda crappy, so now I’m shopping for something new.
This is why it’s hard to work from home these days. He’s either here, asking for attention, attacking something he shouldn’t (and getting attention), or asleep.
Maybe not the Kessel run, but certainly the Louisiana equivalent! Maybe I should back up a bit.
It’s time to get up and play!
He won’t be sitting under here much longer.
[Update] So, the rest of the flying weekend was a bust. Weather rolled in and I wasn’t able to get in the air with my instructor yesterday or today. The weather cleared up this afternoon, but he was booked with other clients. At least the cat that has adopted the flight school was in feeling friendly. The maintenance…
The Burden Museum (https://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/burden/) is a 440 acre site with botanical gardens, a small town’s worth of old buildings, and a small working farm where they teach people how life used to be. We were there for the camellia show (my wife likes flowers - who knew?). I found the coolest car, well,…