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Flight: 2010-1109-1 in N37148 (BlueBird) for $
KCNI - KCNI (flying time 0:23)
Snuck away for some lunch-hour practice. Let's use those flaps better!
From KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2010-11-09 17:47:59 to KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2010-11-09 18:11:39 [00:23:00] with 2 day and 0 night landings.
David Thorburn-Gundlach (pilot-L) / Laura Thorburn-Gundlach (copilot) /
Had a lovely squirrely crosswind to make things a bit more fun. soft-field takeoffs floating in ground effect were fun in a crab (but pretty well down the centerline!), and I got to play with crosswind correction and nearly managed a one-wheel landing.
My first approach was pushed too far down base, so I chose discretion and continued to upwind and went around again. Then I was set up nicely for a decent landing, although I still didn't integrate flaps smoothly.
On the next pass I just buzzed the runway (note to self: inform copilot IN ADVANCE that we will not be touching ;-) and stayed very nicely in ground effect; that was much better than my first buzz run!
Finally, on pass 4 for landing 2, I even managed to almost plan far enough ahead for the xwind and get flaps in smoothly in time. Whew!