Despite what this blog indicates – the fact that I went solo and was never heard of again – things are going really well. I became very busy after going solo because when I wasn’t flying with my instructor I could fly solo. I did a number of solo navigation flights, each of which were a very enjoyable experience. I’m trying to think of the best way to talk about them – I’m so behind. I’ll see if I can post about a couple of them in the near future.
Eventually I finished on the Piper Warrior and moved on to the Seneca – two engines are better than one – apart from when one fails but that’s still possible to live with. The Seneca was an incredibly fun aircraft to fly, even though it was more work. I did all the Seneca flying in less than two weeks and then passed my CPL skills test two weeks ago today. It was a challenging flight, there was so much to do and so much to remember but it was an overall success. I’m glad to have it done! I’ll be back in Oxford on 31st May where I’ll do a week of foundation degree stuff and then I’ll be back to the flying. I’ll try and update a little more often but I expect things to be pretty busy back in Oxford too.