Once you obtain your pilots license, you have it forever. There are some requirements however that need to be done in order to keep flying. One of those requirements is the Biennial Flight Review, and I was able to get it done in just the nick of time.
It’s official! After over four years, and too much money to think about, I finally accomplished the goal I set for myself to finish my Private Pilots license!!! It’s such an amazing weight off of my shoulders and I couldn’t be happier for getting it done. I barely slept last night anticipating the exam today […]
Today’s flight consisted of a number of landings over at Mulino State Airpark. These landings consisted of the usual: normal, short, and soft field. On top of this however, I got to practice and do a great job at some short approach landings including and a “power-off 180.”
Yesterday evening I went flying with Steve and our big focus was on landing. It’s been said “Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man…Landing is the first!” This quote hits home pretty hard as landing have always been my biggest weakness. Now I’ve done a few hundred landings, and I’m yet to break […]
Since getting back into the cockpit again after almost a year, my flying has been getting better and better. I really noticed this when I went flying Sunday. My landings and overall flying were better and smoother than they’ve really ever been. I was quite pleased with how things went.
Today I went flying in the morning where I encountered some very strong winds (20+ knots with gusts up to 30). Though I’ve flown in the wind before, this was by far my windiest flight.
I didn’t go flying today, but instead, I’m writing about my second time taking my Private Pilot Aeronautical Written Exam. The first time was almost two years ago, which means, that I had to take it over as I needed to finish my practical exam before 24 calendar months after I finished my written. That […]
Today’s flight, my 84th one, marks a pretty significant point in my learning to fly. I reached 100 hours of time flying! I also soloed again during this flight here at Troutdale. It also reaches four years of “Looking To The Sky.” Crazy to think that I started this four years ago, and though I’m […]
- 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