Over the last 6-7 months, since writing about why to buy an airplane. My friend and I have made it a reality and are flying back from Cadillac, Michigan this week to Portland, Oregon with OUR new (47 year old) airplane that we just bought!
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 […]
I didn’t go flying today, but instead, I’m writing about my second time taking my Private Pilot Aeronautical Written Exam. The first time was almost two years ago, which means, that I had to take it over as I needed to finish my practical exam before 24 calendar months after I finished my written. That […]
After making the plan to finish my pilots license around a month ago, I finally had my first flight. Yeah, it has been quite a while since my last flight (September 17, 2013), however for it being so long, I flew quite well.
My last post on here was at the end of September in 2013. The day I left on a trip around the South Pacific. Since then, I went to ten countries, came back to Portland, and started a new job at GE Aviation.
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.
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.
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: 178.0 Hours
- Pilot In Command Time: 85.2 Hours
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 30.8 Hours
- Solo Time: 61.1 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 49.2 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 20.8 Hours
- Night Time: 5.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 471 (451/20)