A recap of CPL ME IR: Week 5.
So this week I have started and almost completed my CPL. I believe I have 3 or so hours left to do. My instructor and I have flown everyday bar two, one where the weather was bad and the other which was his day off.
It is so nonstop at the moment that all the days are merging into one. I really am struggling to work out what flight was what, but I will do my best.
The first 5 hours we did BIFM (Basic Instrument Flight Module). This involved learning to do STARS, SIDS, Practicing holding etc.
I must admit it was good to do, it feels like I am actually starting to become a “real” pilot now.
Next up I had one of the worst flights I have ever had. Every airport here has VFR reporting points and I learned what they were but I never actually had any visual representation of them, which of course made them hard to find.
I then followed this up with some of the worst landings I have ever executed at a different airport before returning. It was literally like I was a PPL student again! This was most certainly a flight to forget.
To take my mind off things a bit we then did a flight where we take the single engine Technam P2008 to FL100 (10,000ft).
It felt so strange being so high in a single engine aircraft, however it didn’t seem as high as it sounds. It was fun though considering most of my flight time is 3000-4000ft.
Today I was back to navigation and after my last flight, I was much better prepared. Thank you Google Maps! I now had images of all the reporting points and believe it or not, it’s a lot easier to find something if you know what it looks like. Who would have guessed right?
We have about 3 hours of the CPL left to do but the SIM is looking very busy so I don’t know if I am going to be able to get into it next week, time will tell.
My instructor is so laid back and chill, which is just what I needed.
Tomorrow we head off to Warsaw International, this should be an amazing experience.