It had been over a week since my last flight where I took time to practice soft/short field landings/departures. Today I did an unexpected solo flight as my instructor was preoccupied.
The last flight I had was soloing at Troutdale (TTD) on December 13th; two days before my vacation. After finally soloing at Troutdale, rather than continuing to fly, I went on a vacation to Costa Rica. The trip was awesome and not the worst of times to go, but there was some excellent weather here […]
Yesterday, I had a successful flight from Troutdale to Aurora, to Scappoose, then back home to Troutdale. I had my plan for going the opposite of this plan, but due to incoming clouds, this was the only way this flight was going to be completed.
After many days of being unable to fly outside the traffic pattern of Troutdale Airport, I went flying yesterday and left the area thanks to it being a beautiful day in the Portland area.
After taking over two and a half months from flying, I finally got to get myself in the cockpit of a plane again to go flying. Though I told myself I wouldn’t go fly again until I finished my written test, I also knew I didn’t want to waste such a beautiful summer due to […]
Friday I went out with Rick and had another go at the Triangle of Death, however this time I did it solo. We started out the day with me flying the Twin Oak’s pattern a few times with Rick since it had been a couple weeks since I flew. That went well, so he sent […]
Monday was quite a lot for me. Not only did I have a great flight, I also turned 27, had my 1-yr anniversary living in the Portland area, and Tuesday brought 1-yr working at my job. What an awesome day. I’m now soloed at all three of the non-towered airports around Twin Oaks. Those are […]
I went flying yesterday after work over to Aurora (UAO) with my instructor. He had me learn about soft and short field takeoffs. Rick showed me a short field takeoff on Monday, but I never had a chance to perform it myself. This flight we started my flying with this. Short Field Takeoff The idea […]
- 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