September 19th, 2014, 10:41
I just dug out logbook number one to refresh my memory as to why this airplane scared me so much the first time I flew it. :dizzy:
It was December 22, 1975, and I had a total time of 55.9 hours and had gotten my Private license 10 days earlier. I got a chance for an hour of dual in N6086, a C-310, not even an A or a B, an ex military C-310. Wasn't going to turn the chance down, even though all my time was in 150's and 172's. I knew absolutely nothing.
I still remember the runway lights going by twice as fast as anything I'd ever seen, but by the end of the hour I had partially caught up and I had that one hour of multi engine time. :untroubled: Then it broke and was grounded.
On September 2, 1976, I got to fly it again. I now had 300 hours and was single engine Commercial and...