AFSP 009 – Week 7: Night Flight, Pattern Work, and more Cross Countries

In week 7, I flew my first Night Flight in a very long time.  I preflighted at dusk and took off in the dark which was pretty cool.  We flew to St George to do pattern work in the dark.  The pilot controlled lighting system was difficult to use there for some reason so we had to fly directly over the airport before we could even get the lights to turn on.  Once we got that all ironed out, the pattern work began.  We flew patterns until they closed the airport down – they had scheduled maintenance around 10:45 that night.

The rest of the week was fairly basic with more pattern work and cross countries – working on VOR radial interception and tracking, managing work load, and decent planning.

Night Flight