During the last week the weather in South California was not optimal for flying, in fact it was less than optimal for anything. However, it has changed completely just before our arrival. Right now the weather is perfect and according to the weather forecasts it is supposed to stay like that for the whole week, which is perfect timing as far as our planning is concerned. Fingers crossed that it stays like that.
Today I did the first part of company check-out in C-172. AAA instructor and I flew to practice area where I did slow flight, stalls, steep turns, and then we came back to Gillespie to do some landings (standard and flap-less). Tomorrow we will continue with emergency procedures and short/soft-field take-offs and landings. And then in the evening we will go and do night flying (landings) to make me current again for carrying passengers during night flights.
So far everything goes according to plan and we should be able to start our coast-to-coast trip on Thursday this week.