Lesson 19- Pattern work

Today, the weather wasn’t looking too great so dave and I stayed in the pattern. Before take off, we did some ground time where I learned more about the pattern than I did before, like that I should be at around 800′ on downwind. Small things like this helped me make my patterns more precise, and therefore making me nail my landings more consistently. I learned where to have what rpm’s, speeds, altitudes and what kind of turns to make where, all of which I didn’t know before. I feel that without this, my patterns would never have been as good as they are now so I am very happy I learned all this today. I took a picture of the diagram that Dave drew, so I can do some chair flying before the flight to be even better next time. I hope to do more pattern and solo prep next week for my upcoming birthday and hopefully solo!