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 […]
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 what people believe was the cause or the reason, the fact that it happened is […]
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.
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!
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 and not the worst of times to go, but there was some excellent weather here […]
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.
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.
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.
- 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)