First exposure to cross country flying today as we did a "border tour". This is basically a trip around the practice areas west of the airport, NW to Sylvan Lake, NW along the southern shore of the lake then S to Glennifer Lake and E to Innisfail Airport then home. About 50 NM total, 0.8h of air time. The challenge today was navigating, keeping constant tabs on where we were in relation to the map. Beautiful day here, winds weren't bad, but there was a fair amount of light turbulence. This made it fun having to juggle controlling the plane with navigating and some of the new communication involved in the flight today. Mark simulated a DF (direction finding) steer which is used if you get lost, you get the Flight Service Station (FSS) to give you a bearing to fly to the airport. I struggled a bit with the descent - it has been 8 months since I've done one (other than an approach of course). All told, it was a lot of fun. My next flight will be the same thing except solo. Weather permitting (and it doesn't look good), that will be Wednesday. 1.2h in C-FZRO.
- Time this flight: 1.2h dual
- Time to date: 29.4h dual, 5.0h solo
- Cost this flight: $267.12
- Cost to date: $8,149.05