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.
Flying today was a learning experience to say the least. Rick and I were planning to solo me at Troutdale, but the wind was blowing SO hard that it wasn’t going to happen. Wind went from around 15 knots to 25+ knots.
Today I took off from Portland area planning to go on a long flight around Portland airport, but instead, due to Aurora State being IFR conditions, I flew the first leg of my flight and returned.
Today I went out to Troutdale with the hopes of being able to fly more than just in the pattern. However, when I got there
The flight for today was quite short. Just a half hour, but in that time I was able to get four landings in staying in the pattern. I haven’t talked much about Marginal VFR on here, so I figure I’ll give you a brief rundown. Marginal VFR is between 3 and 5miles visibility and between […]
That’s how long it had been since my last flight as a pilot. Well, I’m super excited to say that the wait to start flying again is over! I went up this Monday afternoon with my instructor Rick for an hour long flight around the Troutdale/Boring area of Oregon.
- 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