Well thanks to John and Grant I managed to get my 172 checkout done this past Saturday. They thankfully volunteered to act as guinee pigs for my load test. The load test is just so you get a feel for how the plane handles under a different load and C of G.
We went out to the practice area and did a couple of steep turns and then headed over to Carp for a touch and go. It was quite busy at carp at the time, including a helicopter which was hovering around.
After the touch and go (or as Brad called it, the bouce and go) at Carp, we headed back to Ottawa and did a few more touch and gos. Unfortunately on the final approach which was supposed to be the full stop, we didn’t get clearance to land because of some guy yapping away to the tower so we had to overshoot and try it again. That was about the most eventful thing that happened during the flight. Oh and the fact that there seemed to be a problem with the jacks in the back of the plane and so Grant and John could only hear about half of what was being said.
Anyways, I’m checked out now for PMR and COH. I’ll likely do another hour or so with Brad before getting checked out on CVO. I’d also like to get checked out on BOF (the 172 with the retractible landing gear) but that can wait.
I still haven’t taken my first passenger up, I’m not counting JK and Grant because I had an instructor with me. I’m supposed to go up with Amy this Saturday in COH. Hopefully the weather is as nice as it’s supposed to be.