Landing A Cessna

bballentine:

A short video of Lia and our pilot landing us safely in some windy weather.

Landing a tiny Cessna Skyhawk in 13 knot crosswinds can be tricky, but my super young instructor is also super skilled, and we were able to land safely, gently, and smoothly. (At the end of the video you can hear me clap and cheer in celebration of us NOT crashing.)

It was probably too windy to have flown that day — after all, I’m only a beginner — but now I know what it feels like to get rocked by crazy wind gusts. So the next time I have a flight scheduled on a windy day, I think I’ll just reschedule and wait until there’s calmer weather in the forecast.