It’s Pretty Up There

Was able to take a nice long flight on Friday and knock out the remaining minutes of my solo cross-country requirement. It was a beautiful day for flying. The 172 I fly was booked so I took the Archer.

3 thoughts on “It’s Pretty Up There

  1. Congratulations! It’s a great milestone.
    When I did mine (decades ago) there was a LOT of turbulence and the wind really kicked up. I don’t know if it’s true today, but back then you had to fly three legs at least 100NM each. When I landed at the 2nd airport, a tiny strip in central Tennessee, with a cinderblock cube for an office, I walked in to get a soft drink and the airport manager called me by name. Well, that was a surprise. He handed me the phone and said it was my instructor. Crosswinds at the home airport were expected to by over 15Kts, so he wanted me to plan for an alternate and make sure I had the fuel to do so. I proceeded to the home airport and had a decent landing, but the crosswind was right at the limit. Quite a challenge for that big X Country.

    1. Great story. Long XC now is over 150 miles with three legs over 50, plus three hours total XC solo time. Because the electrical failure on my second long XC cut the flight short I was 15 minutes short of three hours, so the long flight to CGV last week knocked that off.

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