Fitted the ribs to the tank, hopefully for the last time. I masked the edges of the ribs. Next step is to install sealant and shoot rivets.
Today I flew 2.3 hours, .7 of which was solo. Learned short field take off and landings. I managed to put the plane down within 500′.
My solo time consisted of 5 take offs and landings, all of which were pretty darn good!
Today Grant (my instructor) and I did a half dozen take offs and landings. Next thing I know, he’s telling me to drop him off at the hanger and tells me the airplane will perform a lot better without him in it! Off I went and did two more SOLO take offs and landings! Not my best landings, but I didn’t bend, break or injure anything or anyone! Not bad…
I’m looking forward to the next part of my training!