I'm headed to BigTown today to meet with two new students. I'll fly with one, and the other wants to talk about flying in the future. He's a high-time Fixed-Winger, and, partly on my suggestion, has decided to get his commercial FW rating before tackling the RW "frustrater".
Like yesterday, it's gonna be a scorcher with lots of water vapor in the air...
Probably not the best time of year to introduce a student to the aggravation of trying to "ride a unicycle while juggling", but things have been SO slow, I cannot turn ready cash away. At least this way I'll know how serious he is about continuing.
A friend called last week:
"I think it'd be a good idea if you brought Sara Jean over and let her shoot a little here first before you go to the CCW class."
So I talked with her about it and she agreed she'd like to have an idea of what shooting the little .22 would be like before Saturday's class. Last night I grabbed a "Bucket O' Bullets" and we went out behind this friend's house, where he taught SJ the basics and let her fire a hundred rounds or so. From this experience we learned two things:
-She'll need to be wearing her contacts on Saturday...
From 20 feet, shooting at center of the belly, she'd have hit an intruder in the heart...
A good start, but she can (and will) do better.
-When it's 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity, outdoor activities aren't much fun.
The experience wasn't a total waste, but it also wasn't the sort of experience I'd hoped for...
I really hoped this was something she'd enjoy so we'd have something to look forward to doing together.
-Oh, and a third thing too...
My eyes have also deteriorated to the point I'm gonna need some sort of visual correcting if I want to once again be good at making holes where I want 'em.
Now, about the new look of the blog:
A relative emailed and says for him the left margin of the text is now jammed against the side of his screen so tightly he's having difficulty reading my posts. For me, using FireFox, there is almost a two-inch space between text and the edge of my screen.
What's your experience? If you're having difficulties, what browser are you using?