So, anyway, we had our first cruise form on Friday. That was a mess. Cruise form 1 is different in that you only do pattern work and it is different from what we will ever do again. It was very busy in the aircraft. You are trying to maintain parade position while taking off, landing, turn around the patter, putting your gear up and down, switching the side you are flying on, off of lead. It got busy, but is was fun because it was so challenging.
When we landed we found out that we were flying on Sunday. Bummer, but not too bad because that gives us several days to get ready for the next and final chapter in this portion, instruments, aka RIs. Our flights on Sunday were rather interesting because there was a really solid cloud layer and we had to fly an instrument departure through the clouds in formation. Another situation that gets super busy. It was great for us to see though, because now we got a real world application of all the stuff we were learning.
Anyway, fun is over for now, now on to some work in RIs.