Well, today at The Airplane Fixing Shop, a couple of us got a chance to ride in one of the C-172s that just got the once over. It was kind of cool to be up in the air in something I'd had a chance to tinker on - and especially nice to not be concerned the control cables might be crossed or something wasn't screwed on right or the like. I really am starting to get at least a basic feel for what does what, at least airframe wise. Kinda neat!
I got to go hands-on myself for a bit there, including up a canyon northeast of town. That... was spooky. I've been out that way before with CAP so I knew the area, but when the yoke is actually in your hands those mountains look a whoooooole lot closer. Eek! Still, we got back down in one piece and the PIC didn't yank the yoke back from me, so I suppose I couldn't have done too badly. Wheee!
In other news... we had a SPECTACULAR success at the last fiddle lesson! I am SO proud of my student - first time at all with "eyes closed" call and response practice, and she nailed just about every note! She's got a great ear, and did spectacularly!