Yesterday I was flying some practice approaches and there was a little chop in the air. I was on the GPS 31 to CID and as I was trying move the heading bug my hand slipped during one of the bumps and hit my avionics switch…yep…turned off everything. And let me tell you they don’t boot back up nearly as fast when you seem to really want them. Luckily it was VFR…other wise I’d need new shorts. So, be careful, especially if you’re in actual.
A funny story at the same time. I was in the pattern practicing some cross wind landings and there was a C172 in the pattern as well. The 172 was following me the first time around the track. I did my touch n go and as I was turning base to my second time around the 172 was on the radio wanting to know if I had turned down wind yet. I guess we are a lot faster than people think. If I didn’t do a full stop the second time around i would have passed him up and been doing my third landing before he did his second.
Gotta love the speed. And, I wasn’t even going that fast!
Have a good weekend all.