I had the opportunity to fly with Total Flight Solutions in Louisburg yesterday and fly in a Remos GX light sport aircraft (like this one, well, sort of, this is a G-3 and I flew a GX, but pretty much the same) . The plane only weighs 700 pounds empty and can’t weigh more than 1,320 pounds at gross weight. This was the first time that I have had the opportunity to fly a light-sport and compared to a Cessna 152, it is a sports car! It accelerates faster, climbs much faster and is much more responsive in flight. This makes me even more excited about getting these type of aircraft into the hands of missionaries.
I am scheduled to fly my 2nd solo on Friday and then immediately fly a little cross-country to Fayetteville with Richard. Right now, the weather looks acceptable. Here’s to hoping it holds out.