Sept. 3rd, 2006 01:38 by
My first lesson of piloting was great! I could pilot the plane -- a ROBIN DR400 120
-- myself during the flight -- huhuhu, though I did not land the plane nor took it off...
I could make a tour on top of Saint-Émilion and Libourne, at around 1,500 feet.
The lesson took place at Les Artigues de Lussac -- next to Libourne.
My instructor gave me the handle, without any advice... It was a little bit stressy. But the plane actually is very handy. I could roll, pitch and yaw. I must say that the roll is very impressive... you feel like falling in the air.
My instructor landed the plane and, once on the track, I drove the plane back to the parking, using for the first time the swing bar... That's not that easy to stay on the line, but after one minute, I could park the plane.
Mélody and Cathy -- who took the photographs -- was of course my passengers...
I am really impatient to start again!