Over the last 6-7 months, since writing about why to buy an airplane. My friend and I have made it a reality and are flying back from Cadillac, Michigan this week to Portland, Oregon with OUR new (47 year old) airplane that we just bought!
Evan and I have been trying to line up a flight together for a while, so when I had an opening to go flying this Saturday, I hit him up and we decided on going flying following the train lines. Since Evan is a big fan of trains and planes, he chose to have us […]
On Tuesday, my friend David asked me if I would fly his boss Friday to Lincoln City and after making some arrangements and thinking it over, I said yes. Nancy was throwing a surprise 50th birthday party for her husband in Lincoln City, but a last minute meeting was scheduled Friday afternoon. Not knowing how […]
To celebrate my birthday (4/18), I decided to do a flight each day of the weekend. Friday, hitting up downtown Portland and the Gorge. Saturday, heading to Tillamook for lunch, cheese, and jumping in the ocean. With a final flight around Mt. Hood with a great finish through the Gorge on Sunday. The weather this […]
Today was a huge achievement. After much preparation I finally flew my long distance cross country flight.
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.
Friday afternoon I had one of the most amazing flights to date. This flight was also an important one as it was my first solo 50nm+ flight to a brand new airport. I’ve never flown to Tillamook Airport (KTMK)(or the coast for that matter), but had my opportunity to do so. It was beautiful!
Today was my first flight to Valley View Airport (5S9) near Estacada, Oregon. This flight ended up being one of the most enjoyable and successful flights I’ve had in a long time!
- 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