Finally, I'm done the long nav after 3 times being cancelled due to low visibility. The route was WMKJ->WMKM->WMKJ which took me 2 hours plus. It was burning up there and as usual, my skin got burnt. But this time it's for 2 hours. Yeah nigga.
Brought with me a cold ice cream soda drink for flying, but when I wanted to drink it at 30 minutes later after airborne, it's no longer cold. It has then turned very hot, maybe 40 deg. Sucks so much for me since I really need a cold refreshing drink to counter the hot temperature while flying.
This is Benut. The line that splits between the land and sea is a very nice view to behold. Eye candy.
Those are the mountains that I'll be passing before I arrive overhead Batu Pahat. Here, I was cam-whoring taking pictures when suddenly, there was a slight bump. I felt like I had hit something. I checked the props, everything seems normal. But I really felt like I hit something, I think I had hit a bird. Since there's nothing else I can think of at that time. I decided to get over it and continued. (Sorry little thing I hit on the air, I didn't see you coming at all)
This is overhead Batu Pahat. In which I'll turn my track to Yong Peng.
So I'm done with my nav. Coming back to Senai it seems like the A380 is still doing it's circuit training. I was thinking
"Wah, bestnye land belakang A380!!"
Requested to land and I was cleared for for number 2 behind number 1 (the A380). ATC also informed
I did an orbit just to reduce the chances of me getting hit by the turbulence before turning base. After the A380 had done it's touch & go I turned base and thereafter final.
So here I am on final. Everything went normally, I also thought that I did a smooth landing although I flared a bit higher than I should've. But then, theturbulence kicked in, and I scrambled to maintain the aircraft in it's manner. I managed to control it, thank God. When I taxied back to cargo apron to park I realized that the canopy lock is locked from the outside. FFFFUUUU. Just my luck, the Petronas refueling truck was there and the bro helped me unlock it. My friend once was in a similar situation as I was. But he got locked for almost an hour. He breathed from the small cigarette hole for God's sake! Kesian man.
Finally! This opportunity came. A380 coming to Senai for circuit training and I'm flying and I brought my camera with me! :D Sorry for the dirty canopy glass, KLIFA don't clean them. Pfft. Anyways, enjoy!
The turbulence created from the A380 is monsterous! I'll tell more in the next post.
Goodbye to Yellowherbie's Journeys Across Continents. It's the best ever pilot blog I've ever visited. I never follow other people's blogs, but if I was going to start following blogs, I'll certainly follow his.