The flight was a fairly basic flight until the end. We took off from Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, did a practice landing in an empty field just north of Germann Rd, after which my instructor had me contour fly over a large mound of broken concrete. (It’s rather interesting, especially when seen from the air. They take old asphalt/concrete to this location where they process it to be reused.) From there it was a fairly leisurely flight, but we didn’t have much west to steer with, so many of the convenient landing spots were out of reach.
The landing was a good learning experience for me. Within a few hundred feet I had a top layer of north, a middle layer of north-north-west, and a stronger bottom layer of east. The bottom layer was pushing me towards the road, so it took me a couple attempts to get the approach – and I ended up having to fly over the west end of the empty lot and then descend quickly so that we landed before reaching the road. It was a little stressful, but I found myself thinking, “Now this is *really* flying.”
Here’s a map. (Although we didn’t actually flight in a straight line…)