Learning Experiences

May 2007 Issue


Just a few weeks after I received my Private certificate, I was using a C172 for pattern work at my home airport, just north of Detroitís Class B. As I reported on the downwind leg, I heard a Bonanza reporting two miles west. "Okay," I thought, "Iíll be on base shortly; heíll be number two behind me." Reporting base, and declaring myself "number one" for the runway, I was not too surprised to hear the Bonanza pilot report downwind behind me.

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