January 30, 2005
I'm getting rusty, and my flying shows it. I'm not having any real problems with procedures and things like visualising what to do or where I am, etc., I just keep getting behind the plane and flying sloppily -- and wrestling with the old Death Grip. I still have problems with airspeed and altitude control (and yet I can do hold entries or procedure turns almost in my sleep, and I've been able to look at a strange approach and have little difficulty understanding how I'll fly it for some time now...). And some of the details keep tripping me up -- like forgetting to time the final segment to get the MAP right, or missing the fact that I'm turning off-course on the ILS while I talk to NorCal. And there's the Grace Under Pressure thing again. It's frustrating, but it probably won't change until I can stablise my current contract and job situation (the good side of this is that with the busyness comes the income that keeps me flying :-)).
The workload also means the blog suffers -- it'll probably miss a few more flights in detail as well. Oh well.