weather again wasn't too good. we had actually delayed our flight from morning to 1400hours. still, clouds were everywhere. we had to go inland first towards the thai border for our first waypoint. when we reached, he went right near the border, i could see straight into thailand! it was kinda like a warning lesson, if you see that big river and that road coz you don't have roads like those in kota baru, TURN BACK! well its happened before, students crossing the border.
that's pulau rhu off the coast. it looks like, well kena dipulaukan. but it looks absolutely awesome. its shaped like a cresent. i think there's a lil white building on the island. maybe its a private island??? i don't know. but it'd be awesome just to chill out there. the beach looks amazing.
about ten minutes before kt, we encountered really ugly looking black clouds. soon, we were caught in the rain. so friggin close yet so far! i needed to do a touch n go at kt before heading back to kb. we tried going inland, but it was raining as well. we tried going into the sea, but it was worse there. we waited for 5mins before deciding to head back. my instructor was not very pleased. i had to go solo to kt in a few days time, and he felt he couldn't prepare me enough. but it wasn't totally useless cause we managed to carry out diversions and dog-leg procedures.
that's kt's new funky new airport. btw, pics were taken today while backseating.
not while piloting the aircraft. see, i'm safe :P
today, i backseated a batchmate who was enroute to kt. i wanted to familiarize myself better with the kt airfield. luckily weather wasn't a total bitch and we made it there and back safely.
ermmm... i think he meant pulau redang. but its been awhile since i ate rendang :D