Nov 2011 Lisa got her Glider rating!
Yep, Lisa Martin is now Commercial Glider Rated! Way cool, Lisa and congratulations from ALL of us. You send the BEST pictures!!
It was a great weekend…now that it’s over! I get really stressed about checkrides and to really ice that cake, the weather was not ideal, but I made it. Whew!
Flying the Super Cub.
The next pictures is Matt taking off for his first flight of his checkride (He Passed, yeah!). Me being wing runner…which means I run along holding the upwind wing parallel to the ground until the glider gets enough speed that the wings start to fly.
We’ve got snow on the way now. I suppose flying will have to slow down for a few months, but I do have a set of snow skis that we bought this spring that I’ll be learning to fly with – soon as we get some good snow!
Abby JohnsonPosted at 09:43h, 17 December
WOW! These pics are awesome! Congrats on your rating…you seem like a very determined woman! I love it! Have a wonderful Christmas! My father in law has a champ we fly on skis in the winter and it is such a blast! Hows ski flying going for you? DId you get enough snow to go out yet?
Lisa MartinPosted at 09:51h, 18 December
No, still lamenting our lack of snow so far this year. Last year we had heavy snow cover on the ground for 4 months! It would be okay if we got a set of retractables, because there is plenty of snow about 30 miles from us. So, I’m still just working on my 3 point landings on dry ground – I’m much more comfortable on the wheels (cuz I can see).
Jeanne MacPhersonPosted at 08:58h, 12 November
Congratulations! Lisa!!! Great pictures!!
Lisa MartinPosted at 10:05h, 12 November
Thanks Jeanne. I have one more item on my list before starting to study for my instructor rating (I have 2 years before I need that next rating / biennial now) – aerobatics training. The latest ag-pilot magazine arrived on Thursday and there was a great article about training from Wayne Handley in an Extra300. He has his whole lesson plan online and it sounds awesome. I’m hoping to go to him in the spring…unless get a different recommendation advised 🙂
JeannePosted at 00:34h, 14 November
Wayne Handley will be excellent. Mike Campbell from Dutton flew with Wayne and said it was outstanding instruction.
Anne WrightPosted at 12:46h, 04 November
Lisa MartinPosted at 08:24h, 04 November
Thanks again. Yes…we do not have very much flat land around here. My husband, when sitting in the back seat, just loves to pull the power at the most inopportune moments and ask, “What are you going to do now?” At least I have a lot more options now that I’m flying a Cub, as compared to my last airplane – a Comanche.
HelenPosted at 19:05h, 03 November
Lisa, you take the most amazing pictures!… for us “flatlanders”, it’s a real treat. Congratulations on the new ticket!
NeroliPosted at 14:42h, 03 November
Well done, awesome achievement, Lisa!
Lisa MartinPosted at 09:20h, 03 November
GrantPosted at 09:04h, 03 November
Congratulations on the rating! Wonderful photos.