Tag Archives: Rick

Flying on 9/11 – Remembering 12 Years Ago

This morning I went flying with my instructor Rick.  It was quite the flight as it was quite the reminder of what happened twelve years ago.  To think that it’s been twelve years such such a catastrophic disaster.  No matter … Continue reading

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Playing In The Grass

This morning flight was spent around Lenhardt Airpark (7S9) and Mulino State Airport (4S9). Both of these are small airports with the former allowing for grass landings and take offs.

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Landing with a Smile

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!

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TTD-SPB-UAO-4S9-TTD Dual Cross Country

The last flight I had was soloing at Troutdale (TTD) on December 13th; two days before my vacation.  After finally soloing at Troutdale, rather than continuing to fly, I went on a vacation to Costa Rica.  The trip was awesome … Continue reading

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Finally Soloed at Troutdale

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 … Continue reading

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Attempt Soloing At Troutdale (#2)

My last flight was around the middle of last month and I finally flew again yesterday making my second attempt to fly solo at Troutdale.  The winds looked good and I was ready to fly…so I thought.

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Wind Is So Fickle

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 … Continue reading

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Troutdale-Aurora-Scappoose-Troutdale Loop

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 … Continue reading

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