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Commercial Pilot Training Session 1

Hello fellow aviators,

It’s been a little while since I posted a flight log but the good news is that I have been flying.

Last month after my flight to Lou’s (cost a small fortune by the way) I started working on my Commercial flight maneuvers with a CFII friend of mine who has been encouraging me to get my CPL for over a year.

We went up in the 172sp to introduce some of the maneuvers. He even helped out and picked up half of the flight cost.

We worked on Chandelles, lazy eights, eights on pylons, slow flight, steep turns at 50 degrees, descending spirals, and ended it with some somewhat successful power off spot landings (need to work on those). Out of every maneuver I would say that eights on pylons has got to be my favorite so far. If you haven’t done them before, I recommend giving them a try during your next BFR or flight lesson.

When I took the written exam back in March I was determined to complete my CPL quickly, but as we know all too well. Life has a way of getting in the way. If it’s not work and or family obligations, its aircraft issues and or money; yea, what else is new.

So I have a question for you. Do you have your CPL? If so how do you rate the experience? Was it a fun rating to get? Do you have any suggestions / comments or advice? How long did it take you to get your rating? My CFI’s keep telling me (two of them) that it should only take a few hours to learn the maneuvers. What are your thoughts?

Looking forward to your comments:

As always, fly safe and don’t forget to have fun!

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Amanda Michelle (Younkin) Franklin 3/14/1986 – 5/27/2011 Click for information on Amanda