though there was a lil incident. i forgot to latch my door properly. the piper warrior aircraft i fly, has two latches. one top and one bottom. unluckily, the top part of the door was open, a gap bout 3cm wide. i didn't realize till i was near kt. luckily i latched the bottom one properly cause that's the more stronger one.
the aerodynamics weren't affected that much coz the aircraft was flying at its normal speed at the normal power setting. hence i didn't realize it. except that it was unsually cold.
that's why i had to land in kt to latch my door *malu* but hey the aircraft manual says the aircraft has been designed to land even with the door unlatched. i'm so grateful i read the manual thoroughly.
on another note, the direction indicator (DI) which runs on gyro, kept swirling around. i had to fly by compass. i'll go into that another day. i'll take a pic so its easier to understand why its annoying to fly by compass.
on ANOTHER different note, as i was heading from tok bali to penarek, there was a sukhoi 30 heading from penarek to tok bali. i was cruising at 3000feet, while the sukhoi at 2000 feet. i eagerly kept a lookout, but sadly could not see it in the air.
i only heard it pass by. damn anti-climax i tell you. i thought i could see it zoom pass below me. at the end, only hear it -.-''
this is what it looks like:
btw, the sukhoi's callsign was Bisa23. there's just something about the number 23. its not a coincidence! its a good number!