Re: Fight Report
Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
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From: Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Date: 12/19/20 6:45 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Q-List] Fight Report
Finally got up for the first time in almost 3 weeks today. Normally, I fly in the morning, but today was afternoon to let some low clouds burn of. The combination of the remaining haze and the low early afternoon sun was worth the price of admission (5 gallons in 0.9 hours). Had a good time up surveying my house and the national park cliffs behind it and flying down the Colorado river, as well as north of town near the cliffs on that side of the valley. There was virtually no wind and definitely no turbulence, so it was a great day to be up and I tried to polish some of my stick and rudder skills, which of course are slightly different in the Tri-Q. Can’t really put my finger on the reason why, but it is probably related to the ailerons being planted dead center in the airframe. Anyway, it is starting to feel like my airplane now. I also did some practice approaches down to a few feet off the runway, during a few circuits, then executed a fairly decent landing. I am not really comfortable with touch and goes yet on the short runway, but lowering it down to almost touching and holding it off then pushing the throttle and going around is good practice. So bottom line, it was a very nice day to be airborne and my Q thanked me for flying it as I put it away.
Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 125 hours.