Thursday, July 20, 2006

I snuck away during lunch to get current again for my Aircraft Single Engine Sea rating. N9666P was my ride for 1.2 hours.

Has anyone else noticed in their log books how often 1.2 hours is entered???

Anyway, I had never flown 66P before. It only has 150HP ( compared to 0CC's 180HP ) and the floats were different. The ride was fine, but finding the step was much harder with this plane. The floats were a different design ( Edo? ), so that was the first factor. It also was a warm day and the water was slightly rough so feeling for the magic moment was harder with the pounding of the waves.

When it comes time to order floats I will have to track down someone local with the Zenairs so I can get a good idea of their handling.

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