There, done! After some more solo navigation, more practiced forced landings, confined area training and advanced autorotations, I completed my solo cross country flight! I flew from Leicester to Gamston Airport, from there to Peterborough Conington, and back to Leicester Airport! The weather was really good, although a little gusty, but overall it was great!
I have flown about 55 hours now (including 8 hours solo). I need 2 more solo hours and some other trainings but I am definitely close to my PPL skill test now! The flying has been amazing, I learned so much last couple of months, I wouldn’t have thought it would go as fast as this, so I am really happy about my progress!
In the meantime I got my Radio Telephony license and I also did some groundcrew work at helicentre. I can work as fire and resque cover and with helping out during passenger flights, which all adds up really nicely with my experience in this ‘world’. Last week we had a full day of passenger flights on another site.
After which I was able to fly back to Leicester in the backseat of a Bell 206 Jetranger!
Anyways, I am working as hard as I can while also taking some rest now and then. Hopefully I will be able to do my Skill test soon! Maaike is also coming over tomorrow for a couple of days, will be good fun!
To read about my first solo flight experience, check out this post.