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Posted by Edge767 | Aug 08, 2012 @ 06:40 PM | 5,283 Views
Well, as the title says, I'm starting instructing. I've been working with various kids who are all members of a local JROTC program, and I helped them with flying indoors on my Night Vapor, but now I'm moving into the big blue with teaching people to fly outdoors. Fortunately, I've got a few years of flying under my belt and even close to 100 hours on full-scale planes, so hopefully I can impart some wisdom and learn 'em something!

I look forward to the challenges and the opportunity to share this great hobby with some new future pilots!

As for new planes, I am eagerly awaiting the new PZ F4U-1A Corsair and the UM Spitfire with AS3X. I'm also contemplating a bigger plane, the E-Flite P-51B. I'm not sure if I'll go with one that a club member has already put together and ready to go, or if I'd go with one from scratch, but either way, it's been very tempting. It'd be nice to have a bigger plane, as the field I fly from is better suited (right now) for bigger planes (due to the grass field).

Here is the hangar update:

PZ F4U-5N: Needs work on the vertical stabilizer and starboard landing gear (the hole in the plywood opened up a bit; need to fill it with something to firm the gear back up).
PZ Extra 300: Clear for flight ops after a nasty crash due to horizontal stab tape letting go and causing the plane to lose all elevator authority.
Rest of the fleet: Clear for flight ops.