It’s Done! After over a year of putting my private pilot aeronautical written exam off, I’ve finally taken a ginormous weight off my shoulders and passed my written test – with FLYING colors (no pun intended)!
This weekend I had two wonderful flights. The first, soloing in a Cessna 150 around Twin Oaks, the other, flying with Rick over to Lenhardt Airpark (7S9) and landing for the first time on a grass (soft-field) runway. Both flights were amazing and made me realize even more that this stuff is sinking into my […]
This last week I had two fantastic flights. One in a Cessna 172 with Rick on my birthday, then a first time flight and solo endorsed in a Cessna 150 with James. I couldn’t have asked for a better time. My flight with James in a Cessna 150 was brought on by the increased cost […]
Yesterday, I had my first flight with my new instructor who replaced my first instructor, James, who had to go back home to England for knee surgery. James will be someone I continue to talk with about flying and life in general. He has been a great instructor and friend. I wish him the best […]
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.
Yesterday I had one of the most unreal flights yet. It was my first opportunity to fly solo! The day started like a number of others discussing shortly what we were planning on doing and then getting into the plane to take off. Unlike any day before, the weather was perfect, I was feeling great, […]
Well it has been a couple weeks since I’ve posted and since then I’ve flown twice. Once a week later (last Thursday) and yesterday. Weather just keeps getting in the way! My flight on Thursday was with Emily Stark and my flight yesterday was with James. The flight with Emily was rough at first because […]
Yesterday, I went to Twin Oaks for my solo flight. Sadly, the flight didn’t end up happening.
- 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