Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

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Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:50 pm

I got up in the Sky Arrow today to practice soft field landings and a few Commercial maneuvers*.

I had become aware that somewhere along the line I had gotten out of the habit of carrying power into a soft field landing, so I thought I'd go practice a few.

Here's a video I just put together of a simulated soft field touch and go without the nose touching, followed by a full stop, keeping the nose up as long as desired:

https://youtu.be/9MG0EkKFgy8

Looks like about 3,000 rpm (with a ROTAX) is about right for the soft field landing.

I'll put together a video of the Commercial maneuvers which, while certainly not perfect, were a lot better than last time.


*In a couple weeks I'm going to attempt to get my CFI reinstated. Wish me luck!
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:24 pm

As promised, practicing some Commercial maneuvers in my Sky Arrow:

https://youtu.be/8GGkxuNUZlI

Some could use improvement, but that's what practice is for!
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:45 am

eyeflygps wrote:But you should be in the back seat. My offer still stands. Just pick me up at KCNI.


I just realized I never thanked you for your kind offer.

My DPE said he'd be fine in the back seat for our flight.

I'm headed down to FL right after our EAA meeting this AM. Karen headed down to Malabar - south of Melbourne- yesterday in her Jeep, where we have friends to visit/stay with. Weather permitting, tomorrow down to Hollywood and Monday morning is the checkride. Then wander back home as the weather allows.

I'll keep you all informed of our progress.

Thanks again.
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:44 pm

Made it safely to Valkaria airport (X59), just south of Melbourne.

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Headwinds all the way, and a few storms to circumnavigate, but fun nonetheless.

If all goes well, on to Hollywood tomorrow.
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby drseti » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:32 am

Have a great checkride, Eddie. It'll be great to have you back in the CFI ranks - should I reserve you now for a Flight Review in Jan 2018?
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:38 pm

Safe and sound at KHWO:

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At a motel on Hollywood Beach, resting up for tomorrow's ordeal!
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:33 pm

Yay!

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Whew!
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby drseti » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:55 pm

Happy to have you back in the CFI club, Eddie!
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:03 pm

eyeflygps wrote:Congratulations. Does a reinstatement ride require a CFI recommendation?


Thanks! And apparently not.
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:40 pm

Just to let everyone know I made it home safely.

Nothing like your home field finally coming into view after a long day of flying!

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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby Half Fast » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 pm

Congrats! Glad you made it back okay. Lots of storms here today and I was wondering whether you would be able to make it out of FL.
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:14 pm

Congrats Eddie! :D
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Re: Simulated Soft Field Practice in the Sky Arrow.

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:09 pm

eyeflygps wrote:My problem is, on the way home in the car, I want to turn around and go again. I don't get to fly as much as I would like due to financial constraints. I'm not Cecil, thank God.


Get your CFI reinstated and let other people pay for your flying.


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