Emily's Flight Lessons: Siloam Springs Flight
Posted on February 14, 2012 by 5 | 0 comments
Hello! My name is Emily and I'm married to Patrick, the owner and creator of Nflightcam. I'm going to be writing about my adventures in learning to fly here at the Nflighcam Blog. Of course, I'll be using Nflightcams to capture the flights. More flying! Last week we flew over to Siloam Springs (a neighboring city) to practice taking off and landing more. As I'm sure you can imagine, those two things are the most nerve-wracking skills to learn. They certainly are for me, anyway. After the landing, you can see me pull on my jacket and mutter something along the lines of, "Is it really warm in here?" I just get so nervous! I've been reassured by my instructor, my husband, and pretty much every other pilot I know, that after a little more practice it will be no big deal. We'll see about that. Also, Siloam Springs doesn't have a control tower so there were some new things to learn about talking on the radio in that situation. We did a few landings on this flight before we realized I was stomping on the brakes right after we touched down. Turns out, that's not a good idea! Oops. (In my defense, the rudder and brakes are the SAME pedal, you just push in different places.) I could see Patrick's blood pressure rising when I told him that. Good thing he's not my instructor, eh?