- Practice a new skill. Even if you are not formally studying for a new certification, you can practice new techniques. Ever flown into class B or the holding pattern around a neighboring airport VOR?
- Touch up some old skills. See how close you can get to your exact touchdown aim point. Visit a grass strip and put that soft field training to use. Sharpen self-evaluation and judgment skills. Upgrade your ability to judge and fly in four seasons weather.
- Make it a date. Take up your significant other just before dark and watch the beautiful sunset from the best place possible. If you are a morning person, the sunrise is just as spectacular. It is very romantic to see the sun’s colors in the sky.
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