On January 16th, I started instrument ground school with one of my former private pilot instructors, Rick Payne. Though I had written last time about the many options I had for ground school, after talking with him, he became my first choice. As a CFII, He’s got the knowledge and the skills to get me […]
I’m about to start school again. This time, it’s to continue improving my skills as a pilot and gain the ability to fly in the clouds. Living in the Northwest, this is still optional, but for what I eventually want to do, it’s a requirement; as the local weather tends to almost always be overcast. […]
Yesterday, after a few weeks of trying to do so, I was able to finally fly a cross-country flight down to Corvallis (CVO), up to Salem (SLE), and back home to Twin Oaks (7S3). The flight was one of my longest to date around two hours, but great to be able to check off my […]
I went to Twin Oaks expecting to make a trip to McMinnville and then head over to Salem for more pre-cross country practice. Instead, I ended up flying to McMinnville and soloing there! Before heading over to McMinnville, Rick and I flew around Twin Oaks and did a landing. Landing went well and we were […]
Flight from Twin Oaks to McNary Field in Salem. Longest flight to-date.
First flight into Portland-Hillsboro Airport (HIO) along with information about the days flight and that I get to start soloing between Twin Oaks and Aurora State.
I usually only fly Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. However with the weather getting in the way and life for me and my instructor, this last week I had to do a flight on Friday to get one in.
Yesterday I had one of my best flights yet. Not only did my girlfriend Christina come up flying with me, but I was able to do a number of procedures I’ve been practicing and nailed most all of them.
- Pilot In Command Time: 51.0 Hours
- Total Flight Time: 143.8 Hours
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 15.8 Hours
- Solo Time: 51.0 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 18.6 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 11.0 Hours
- Night Time: 5.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 442 (422/20)