The weather was good today so I spent a half hour working on my wheel landings. Nothing too exciting, but I am getting the feel for it and I like how the videos turned out. I had the airspace all to myself so the tower let me do abbreviated patterns which means one landing about every three minutes versus one landing about every five minutes if I had to fly the full pattern and even longer if there was other traffic in the pattern. Plus, flying abbreviated patterns means I don’t have to waste as much fuel climbing to traffic pattern altitude. It’s a win-win for me. Thanks, Yakima Tower. :-)
Here are some landings.
Here’s what an abbreviated pattern looks like.