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Always Read the Fine Print Twice

Here’s my case for plain-language FAA aviation regulations.  Read my 8/31 entry.  I thought I needed a 2-hour night solo cross-country.  No.  It has to be dual instead.  The word “training” is hidden up the column, on the opposite page, several paragraphs away.  With all the headings and subheadings, and the nonexistent words that have already been implied, it’s a miracle anyone can understand anything from this book.  I can’t tell you how many times I looked through FAR 61.129 to make sure I am ready to take my commercial checkride.  It’s a good thing the weather has been too hazy the past few nights, or I would have wasted a couple of solo hours.

Tonight I took care of this last flight and the landings I needed.  I am lucky to live with a generous flight instructor who didn’t mind getting home at 1:00 in the morning!  I flew in a 172 to save money.  Every time I fly one lately I can’t get over how different it is from the Trinidad.  It was a beautiful night.  I went to Appleton (ATW), Wisconsin.