Student Pilot Solo Cross Country

Student Pilot Solo Cross Country


Student pilot solo cross country

9:16 departs from KGAI to KLNS

Left SFRA normal weather conditions for VFR flight

Little before the river on the way to Lancaster I started to listen to the ATIS

ATIS reported thunderstorms in the area near KLNS

@ river I texted Mrs. Kraemer saying that there are thunderstorms in the area

I was so close so I decided to land at KLNS.

When I called into KLNS tower, I didn’t get a response. One of my radios – COM1 was intermittent.

Called in KLNS 4 times, with no response I turned back to river and called again.

Called another two times then switched to radio -COM2. Received indication that KLNS was able to hear me on COM1 but I could not hear them on COM1.

Got permission to land and landed on runway 8. I took another turn on the pattern at KLNS. Landed twice @ KLNS with increasing precipitation

That’s when it poured. I followed another plane to the FBO for weather and to wait out the storm. From there certified instructor took Shaun, me and his other student to the tower to have a look inside

I gained some nice insight from the people who work in the tower and they helped me with deciding when it was safe to leave.

@ 11:45 I received clearance to depart runway 8.

After departing KLNS I turned crosswind and, in an attempt, to stay VFR I deviated from my course home.

Unsure, I asked Potomac for flight following to get back to KGAI. I still only had comm 2

I followed headings I received from 125.52 and entered the SFRA area. Soon after I entered the SFRA area I descended to 2000 feet to avoid the clouds. When I was still flying through them, I contacted 125.52 and asked for an altitude that was still VFR. They asked me to fly 1500. I was flying at 1700.

Subsequently, I followed instructions accordingly.

Found KGAI and landed

Pulled into parking lot for debrief

Click here for pictures of the radar during her trip

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Student pilot solo cross country
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December 12, 1929: Langley medals go to Adm. Richard E. Byrd for his flight over both poles and posthumously to Charles M. Manly for his pioneer development of airplane engines. The Smithsonian Institution presents the medals "for especially meritorious investigations in connection with the science of aerodromics and its application to aviation." Established in 1908, the award has come to mean the greatest achievement in the science of aeronautics and astronautics.