I've completed two flight lessons to start my instrument training, and am looking forward to more. It's a true brain drain to fly for an hour or an hour and a half at a time "under the hood" - but it's also a lot of fun. "The hood" is a sort of visor worn by the instrument student that blocks your peripheral vision and allows you to see only the instruments on the dash/panel inside the airplane. The idea is that you should not be seeing anything outside the plane, which simulates flying in a white-out condition such as inside the clouds. It can be interesting, and many times already I have experienced "the leans" and other disorientation where what my brain and body are telling me are in no way accurate in terms of airplane attitude (pitch and roll).
Also, I recently wrote a couple posts about installing micro vortex generators on the Warrior, which you can read all about:
- Installing Micro Vortex Generators on Piper Cherokee Warrior – Part One
- Micro vortex generators on my Piper Cherokee Warrior -- The results are in!
I'll try to post some other catch-up information here, as well.