Landings with Chase and Riley
Currency time came up again - you really need to fly more than the minumum, but
that's another story - and Chase's friend Riley was in town. So I took them with
me to do landings.
There was a new plane, 2826U, that I wanted to try out. It was old, like
5587R. Different master switch, gauges all in different
places, and this was the first 172 I've seen with a parking-brake style flap switch. You
pulled it up from the floor like a parking brake in a smaller car. The Warrior
(7036F) has that, too.
The next thing we noticed was that the intercom didn't work. The radio did, so I could
make my calls, but we couldn't talk to each other. Chase and Riley were in the back,
I don't think they cared that much. So I did my landings - the first was ok, the second
was PERFECT!, and the third was about halfway between.
It flew well. It flew so well it didn't really want to come down. :-) I had to work it
to get it to start descending. That's not a bad thing.
Riley got a little queezy, but not bad. The worst part was when Chase tried to put
the tail tie down on, and found that it was a greasy chain. :-) We got washed up before
we went back home.
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