Hello and welcome back! As always we’ve been very busy with the flight simulator. We survived Irma, I hope you all fared well too. I’m keeping an eye out on Maria, hoping it blows back out to sea and misses populated areas.
Three volunteer flight instructors/coaches are working with students to help progress their skills. Schedules are being formed and routines will be established. My goal is to have a volunteer staff the simulator at all times. This may sound boring as a volunteer but when you consider you get to fly when it’s not busy, you’ll be occupied!
Welcome to our new students, N0823TM, N0915HS, N0330ZA, N0919RM, and N0519SM. Congratulations on starting your training. As always it is really exciting to watch you all learn this skill and be amazed that you can actually fly a plane on a simulator. The enthusiasm of each of you is about the same, way high. It is fun to watch you all learn that you actually can do something you may have thought you would never be able to. The hardest part of my job is telling you that your one-hour lesson is up.
Flight Around America has hit a mile-stone. We’ve reached Seattle!
It’s all eastbound now. We’re headed home! Here’s a call out to all our certified pilots to get on the simulator and fly for an hour or so. I promised N0915TT that we wouldn’t be stuck in Washington when he gets back. I would like to get to Chicago by Halloween! We must be back in Stuart before New Years day! I will be glad to help with refreshers on how to file the flight plan and fly a leg of this journey.
I am working on a guide to the new simulator. This will be detailed and include the flight planning software. This will help you after your sessions with me have ended and you’ve moved on. It will be a great resource for a refresher. I’ll keep you up-to-date on my progress.
Flight Club’s inaugural meeting was cancelled due to Irma. Our new inaugural meeting will be held Saturday, October 14, at 2pm in the conference room at the Robert Morgade Library. It will be an introduction meeting, followed by discussions on the structure, vision and purpose of Flight Club. I encourage you to attend and give your ideas. We’re going to need people to volunteer to do specific jobs, i.e.. club officers. We can talk about this at the meeting. Please try to make it.
Thank you all for being a part of our group. We keep growing in size but I do not want to lose contact with those of you who started all this with me. Do keep in touch!
Best to all and happy landings!