Got Ready to Solo

We finished that giant checklist of things today. We flew to Lincoln Park and did a simulated engine out landing. It was pretty smooth. We tried to head back to Caldwell afterwards to stay in the pattern, but Tower told us the pattern was closed for ‘closed traffic’ because today’s Memorial Day. That’s most likely a noise abatement consideration.

So, we went up to Greenwood Lake Airport and did some landings there. Tom kept messing with them. He didn’t let me use flaps on some, covered the airspeed indicator on others, pulled the power once in a while, and sometimes threw a few of those in altogether. It worked out.

Next step: Pre-solo Checkride!

Plane: N272LP (C172)
From: CDW – N07 – 4N1 -
Duration: 1.3