What’s “UP” with the Flight Simulator?

flightsimHigh There! (yes, the altitude pun was intended)

Welcome back to the idea lab blog. It’s been a busy period these past few months. November was a short month with two holidays falling on Fridays so consequently we only had 12 hours of flight training last month. October was slightly better. Hurricane Matthew took away a day. We had 17 hours of flight training for October. December looks to match that. There are five Fridays in December but two of them were rescheduled because of vacation and holiday.

Pilot N1121AP got to fly a real plane last month. He received an hour Discovery flight as a birthday present and he actually received his first official flight lesson, which is now logged in his official Pilot Log Book. He flew out over the prison and did some basic maneuvers in the training airspace. The added excitement came when he was allowed to fly out over Okeechobee airfield and back. He greased the landing as smooth as silk. Congratulations, N1121AP! Well done.

I am beginning to plot out our cross country flight for 2017. For those of you who are not up to speed with this event, we are going to fly across the United States over the next 12 months. Each pilot will fly the next leg of the flight and log the progress. We’ve already had one pilot fly from Stuart to California, so it can be done! If we’re successful, then we’re going around the world in 2018! All of this will be reported on flight sim blogs and updates sent to various library and aviation journals. We’ll be famous! I’ll post again with more information.

If you are interested in joining us or just want to learn to fly the flight simulator, send me an email and I’ll put you on the waiting list. We give free lessons at the Robert Morgade Library’s idea lab.

In closing, I want to wish you all a very festive holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Capt. George

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