Navigation, VOR, etc.

So I’m getting closer to my stage check so Tom and I spent the weekend doing a whole bunch of review – steep turns, power off/on stalls, slow flight, etc.  Maneuvers all checked out but I found myself lost.  I did not pay attention to navigation and end up for northeast vs. northwest.   Not good.

However, if there was a benefit it was that I got to learn the VOR triangulation method to find where I was.  We set ourselves up in a standard rate turn 360 while triangulating against Sparta and Huguenot and located ourselves.  Once we located ourselves we were able to get back to Caldwell.

A decent day of flying but frustrating by my open mistakes in neglecting navigation and pilotage.