TapA321 0 Posted April 8, 2010 Report Share Posted April 8, 2010 Hi guys, Today I went on an introductory flying lesson at the West London Aero Club, based at White Waltham airfield. I was flying a Piper PA-28 Warrior and the session included a 30 minute briefing and 1 hour's worth of flying. The instructor let me fly pretty much everything on this flight, apart from the takeoff and landing - where he took over about 200ft off the ground - oh and one incident where we were close to a collision with a glider . All of the pictures taken were taken by my dad, who was sat in the back seat. :nea: Just as we were arriving, a Mustang was too. This Mustang is a frequent visitor here and, according to my instructor, the guy who owns it has one of the biggest World War aircraft collections in the country. Aircraft details: Piper PA-28 Warrior, registration G-BZIO. Just before the lesson, I'm standing in front of the plane. :smile: A nice tight squeeze into the cockpit. Beginning the taxi to runway 03 After takeoff, this motorway junction is used as a waypoint. Passing over rural England. Next we performed a steep roll at a 60 degree banking. Another aircraft passing close. We had to keep a close look out for traffic as it was such a busy day in the nice weather. The River Thames below. Passing the Lakes just north of Reading. I think this is Henley .. not too sure now. Approach & Landing Here is an overview of the airport (White Waltham) and its runways For the approach, we were to fly over the active runway (runway 03) and then enter the "dead zone" to descend to 800ft and enter the traffic pattern to circle the airport and fly back round to line up with runway 03. Passing over and into the "dead zone" After flying back round, we are now parallel to runway 03, in the top left corner. Now turning to line up with the active. On finals with full flaps - this is where the instructor took over. Taxiing off the runway, as another aircraft gets away. Well, I hope you enjoyed my little flight report! Thanks for viewing! Cheers, George Quote Link to post Share on other sites
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.