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XXX Flight: 2013-0409-1 in N12556 (Penny) for $
KCNI - KCNI (flying time 0:19)
Flight Notes:
Another delightful day at the field, even though it again wasn't so great. (David Thorburn-Gundlach)

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From KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2013-04-09 22:30:13 to KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2013-04-09 22:49:04 [00:19:00] with 2 day and 0 night landings.
David Thorburn-Gundlach (pilot-R) / Laura Thorburn-Gundlach (copilot) /
Leg Notes:
My first landing was nice enough, although I still had a bit of centerline challenge. If I had been ten feet to the left I'd call it a good one. A good start, right?
But my next pass wasn't so great; I was fast and so took some time to burn off extra speed floating down the runway -- and then drifted too far to the side and decided to just go around. That was when it got interesting. Did I arrest my descent with a flare, stall out, and drop just as I hit the gas, or did I hit the gas, fail to hold the nose, and pitch up into a stall? I thought the former, but Laura noted in debriefing later that she thought the latter. In any case, I bounced one tire in a very surprising drop before establishing climb and moving on. That also shouldn't have happened!
My next approach was in line, at altitude, and on speed, and it went smoothly, but that was again enough for the day. That's one for three leaving Laura feeling better about my flying than worse; it's not supposed to be that way! :-( In any case, I now have even MORE to consider as I look at this flying stuff and figure out how to get on top again.
(David Thorburn-Gundlach)