|6. People DO Fail|
We did touch and goes. It is comforting that tasks that were seemingly difficult do in fact start to become easier...for example, climbing out on takeoff was initially daunting on lessons 1 and 2 (nose is high / fixation on keeping airspeed at 75 knots / radio calls / right rudder / wings level / traffic..you get the idea), but now things are becoming more automated, allowing me to focus more on what I am doing.
The t&o's went well, except for #2, we ballooned a little due to me flaring to high, and we kinda bounced hard. :0| However, I was getting better the more we did....even had 2 greasers :0) To conclude, I landed 6 of the 8 without control input from Bruce...nice
I spoke to another student afterwards..he had just failed his check-ride - on turns around a point (apparently the old DE had even given him 3 attempts at it)...afterwards Bruce also told me the guy had landed on a runway 14 instead of 17...
['makes mental note:] I need to take a good look at the principles of turning around a point and S-turns :-|