22:17 02 Oct 16
First piloting experience today, thanks to the nice and very professional people at Almat. There was a very laid-back, but thorough briefing from a very patient coach. All was done with good humour and not in any way patronising. I was hands-on the controls from soon after take-off - all the way around the circuit - to when we were pretty close to landing. I made all the manoeuvres myself, with well explained guidance from my training Captain, Jeremy, who also demonstrated how the aircraft responded to the various controls. I even had a bash at taxying the aircraft back to the aircraft parking area too, tricky, but great fun. Thanks to all at Almat for making this a memorable day! Highly recommended!