Flight School Day 18

Today was my first cross-country solo.  I flew to Muscle Shoals (about 53 miles).  The wind was stronger this time than when I flew with Aaron last time, so I needed a 10 degree wind correction in order to fly a direct course to Muscle Shoals.

I requested flight following from Huntsville International approach on the way there and the trip went smoothly.  I landed on runway 36 at Muscle Shoals and while I was taxiing back a plane was coming in on the crossing runway.  I waited for him to land and decided it would be a good opportunity to figure out how to use the GPS.  I followed the GPS route back to Madison County Airport and requested flight following again.  This time they informed me of two aircraft on my path.  I saw each of them and made it back safely.

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