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 […]
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.
It’s been quite a long time since I’ve written a post on LookingToTheSky.com. I haven’t taken the time to make the updates like I should after each of my flights. I first created this blog for myself to keep track of how getting my pilots license is all going, and since my last entry, I’ve […]
Today was a huge achievement. After much preparation I finally flew my long distance cross country flight.
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!
After a few attempts in weather that wasn’t so great, I booked a flight a couple days before I left to Costa Rica in anticipation of being able to go for my solo. Well, the weather was cooperating and I was finally able to do my solo flight at Troutdale Airport.
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.
My long awaited written exam that I have been putting off for over a year is finally to be taken August 29th at 1 pm. I have been studying every chance I can get because I know that if I don’t I’m going to fail. I’m quite confident I will do quite well on this […]
- Pilot In Command Time: 43.1 Hours
- Total Flight Time: 135.9 Hours
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 15.8 Hours
- Solo Time: 43.1 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 16.3 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 11.5 Hours
- Night Time: 4.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 433 (414/19)