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My real life flight training continued... Pictures!

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So This morning I got to the airport at about 8:30, and managed to catch the line guys before they pulled all the planes out of the hangar. My instructor gave me the OK since there was only about 4 knots and the visibility and ceilings were good. I pre-flighted in the hangar, and got to screw around for a bit before they made it back to pull the plane out. This time I remembered to bring my camera too!I decided to do some maneuvers since I never do, so I took off and headed east along the shore. I went up to 3500 hundred, and did exactly 2 steep turns, 1 departure stall, and 1 approach stall and decided that was good for today. There were other planes in the area too.I headed NW to Meriden Markham, and overflew my office a bunch of times. I took some pictures of it. Then I just figured I'd land at Meriden for practice. I had a great approach- a little high possibly, but better high than low! I did float quite a bit, but the runway is plenty long and I was able to taxi off before the end. I could have practiced a short field landing and planted it sooner, but didn't bother. I did do a short field takeoff- man you really gain altitude quick with those! It's harder to tell at New Haven since the runways and aprons are bigger, but at Meriden I felt like I was going straight up! So that was fun. Then I just went back to New Haven and did 7 touch and gos. There were a bunch of other planes coming and going so it was quite busy, which is always fun because you get more radio time dealing with seperation. There was a Sikorsky helicopter coming in on final when I was on downwind about to turn base, and I reported him in sight. He didn't see me, so I said I'd extend my downwind to let him in. He thanked me which was cool. So here are finally some pictures to go with my long winded stories! I think I will have to attach them in two seperate posts...The little airplane that couldhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166129.jpgMy next planehttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166128.jpgWaiting for the line guys to pull it out of the hangarhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166132.jpgFlying around North Havenhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166131.jpgMy Office - Happens to be the PERFECT point to turn for the 45 left downwind runway 18 at Meridenhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166133.jpg...At Meriden...Paint says 123.05 which is the UNICOM frequency at Meridenhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166121.jpgTaxiway Charlie to runway 18-36http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166125.jpg

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