Published on May 23rd, 2009 @ 08:38:23 am , using 237 words, 849 views
Yesterday was an amazing day for flying. Clear, warm, and max 1 mph winds! And paradoxically, very few people were out flying! I got in 6 flights in a row. 1 on my MUS, 2 on the 40" Edge, and 3 on the SHP. I'm getting really comfortable with that SHP!
While flying the SHP and just trying different maneuvers, I started to see how much I've learned since I started flying last season. I got myself into situations, three separate times, that last season would have ended with a destroyed airplane. But I pulled out every time -- and didn't panic in the process. Oh, sure, it looked bad to the other people watching, but I was in control and not panicked, and the plane lives to fly again!
I'm still working on trying to do harriers. In order to do it, you've really got to re-learn a lot, and it's almost all done with rudder control, which isn't even used much in "normal" flying. Ah well, I'm getting there.
I have a new airplane on order - and a big one too. It's a Hyperion Helios "63e" size. 57" wingspan. And it's a pattern plane. Now, of course, I don't fly pattern, and I'm certainly not going to start marking out a box and flying strict IMAC sequences, but a pattern plane will provide a very stable, fun-flying airplane to fly normal aerobatics with. And it's a really, really nice looking plane...