Clouds you suck!

2:07 PM Monday, August 30, 2010

I am starting to feel as if someone doesn't want me to solo. Today I was ready, I was sure this was the day. I had been over the landing time and time again this morning in my head, I could visualize everything. I had studied the wind conditions, I was prepared for the crosswind. I was ready!! Then I got to the airport and the ceiling was dropping. By the time my instructor arrived back at the airport I was not optimistic. He finished up with his other student and I could tell by the look on his face as he approached me that I was not going to solo.

The clouds were now at 1300 ft above ground level. I need to stay 500ft below them to abide with federal aviation rules. Which meant I would be at 7ooft above ground level, which is not high enough for pattern work :( Not high enough by about 49ft, so close, so very close :( I think on any other day we would have gone up, but Tim did not want me to get stuck in a cloud on my first solo. I can't say that I blame him, I don't want to solo in poor conditions either.

So I packed up and left, hoping for a better day on Wednesday afternoon. I will get a solo in sometime!

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