Category Archives: Lessons

Lesson 4: Slow flight and stalls. part 1

My last flying lesson happened on President’s Day. I arrive at the airport and start inspecting the plane. She flew earlier that day by another Club member who is just about ready to take his Checkride. By the time Skip … Continue reading

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Weather, Nausea, and a New Runway! Oh, my!

Weather A cold front moved into South West Florida precisely when I wanted to fly on Saturday morning. As Skip and I were preflighting N3521Q, some nasty low clouds came in and we thought we might have to cancel our … Continue reading

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Lesson 2: Don’t fight the plane.

Today’s flying lesson was one chock full of experience. Last week we did the walk around together, this morning he held the book while I did most of the work, prepping myself for when I have to do the preflight … Continue reading

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Cleared for Takeoff: Flying Lesson 1

So. I flew a plane today. I had my first flying lesson with Certificated Flight Instructor (or CFI for short) Skip Bentley. I arrived at Page Field Airport (FMY) in Fort Myers at around 4:45 pm and after a few … Continue reading

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