My last post on here was at the end of September in 2013. The day I left on a trip around the South Pacific. Since then, I went to ten countries, came back to Portland, and started a new job at GE Aviation.
Well, I wanted you to all know that I am “back again” to wrap this baby up. I have until August 30th to get my license before my “written exam” is nullified and I have to do my written all over again…that would terribly suck. Not that it wouldn’t be worthwhile to study up on everything once again, but I’ve already put so much money into this already, that the extra for doing the written over doesn’t sound exciting. Oh and the studying wouldn’t be fun either.
Here’s my list of what I need to do next:
- Study over my FAR/AIM booklet that I have gone over (yes, it is the 2013, so hopefully not much has changed in 2014…though I do need to get my hands on that book)
- Study over the extra material that is worthwhile to know that isn’t in the book.
- My plane info
- Get a new instructor to start working with as mine decided to be awesome and get a job with an airline rather than wait for me to get back from my trip – proud of that guy.
- Get to know him/her and then fly three (3) hours with them.
- Solo with them.
- Start practicing in the air with a really good plan on what I want to accomplish each day to avoid wasting even more money.
- Get signed off for the check ride/practical exam.
- Contact my examiner and get things scheduled.
- Take my exam and pass the hell out of it!
Lots to do…
Anyways, those that are still following my journey, wish me luck and if I ask you to hang out, say “Jason, I’d love to hang out with you, but you should be somewhere studying for your pilots license so you can take me flying someday!”
June 16, 2014 / Jason / 20
Categories: Private Pilot Completion
- Total Flight Time: 218.5 Hours
- Pilot In Command Time: 125.7 Hours
- Solo Time: 100.8 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 60.5 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 27.8 Hours
- Night Time: 7.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 521 (499/22)
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 30.8 Hours