The pace of training is increasing to about two flights per week, faster than my ability to blog each flight. Tonight I conducted five touch-and-gos at Austin Bergstrom. Remaining in the pattern at Austin is slightly more perplexing than the usual flights we take to smaller, more rural fields like Lockhart. Winds this afternoon were 15-25 knots, presenting strong cross winds that were compounded by heavy thermals over paved areas and highways around the airport. Traffic wasn’t especially heavy, but we were regularly position between MD-80s and 737s as early evening arrivals picked up around 5pm.