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 was going to be completed.
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.
After many days of being unable to fly outside the traffic pattern of Troutdale Airport, I went flying yesterday and left the area thanks to it being a beautiful day in the Portland area.
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
Flight today was focused on more landings staying in the landing pattern of the Troutdale Aiport (KTTD) since the clouds were so low, I really couldn’t do much else.
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 […]
Okay – the wind wasn’t this strong – but close to it! The wind was so strong during this flight that it made landings very difficult and a lot of fun. I had to do a lot of crabbing into the wind to get angled correctly for flying around the pattern. Something that came quite […]
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