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XXX Flight: 2012-1024-2 in N12556 (Penny) for $
KCNI - KCNI (flying time 0:16)
Flight Notes:
After Laura flew back to KCNI, I got to pick up two more trips around the pattern, which is always nice. (David Thorburn-Gundlach)

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From KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2012-10-24 16:19:51 to KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2012-10-24 16:35:33 [00:16:00] with 2 day and 0 night landings.
David Thorburn-Gundlach (pilot-L) / Laura Thorburn-Gundlach (copilot) /
Leg Notes:
I set up both as short-field landings, which Laura says were nice but which I think stank :-) I'm just not used to having to chase power all of the way in and in bumping down like that. Urgh.
This was another interesting time in the cockpit, though; Laura didn't know that I was setting up for short field and also saw me not descending like she expected, all of which led to a feeling of my being distracted or unable and appearing to be behind the plane. Yes, things were actually fine, but again she didn't know what I was doing and so they didn't LOOK fine. This is definitely good stuff.
On a good note, she did see that I consistently catch a fall with a little squeeze of power and do a good job of setting down gently (no matter how terrible it looks on approach :-) and that I'm doing a much better job of 1) flying all the way down and 2) actually flaring instead of my prior behaviors of flaring way early or landing on all 3 points. Yay!
(David Thorburn-Gundlach)