A perfect day for me is always one that is ended with a beautiful sunset. I was treated to just such a day yesterday. I worked the morning at our business and then made a trip to the airport for an afternoon of flying. I am getting ready for my check ride and needed to practice my manuevers that I need to demonstrate on my flight test.
The afternoon was sunny but windy. There was a strong crosswind from the west that made flying interesting and challenging. I was bounced around as I practiced my manuevers in the practice area. When I came back to the airport it was time to practice power off landing but I kept getting blown off my course as I tried to land with the power set to idle and ended up doing some go-arounds.
I was exhausted as I left the airport after two hours of flying and as I was headed home the sun was setting. Winter and early spring are my favorite times for sunset photos because of the tree silhouettes. I love the longer days of spring and summer. Hopefully there will be less of a crosswind on Friday for my check ride and plenty of sunshine. I’m so excited to be this close to my check ride!