Yesterday evening I went flying with Steve and our big focus was on landing. It’s been said “Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man…Landing is the first!” This quote hits home pretty hard as landing have always been my biggest weakness. Now I’ve done a few hundred landings, and I’m yet to break […]
Since getting back into the cockpit again after almost a year, my flying has been getting better and better. I really noticed this when I went flying Sunday. My landings and overall flying were better and smoother than they’ve really ever been. I was quite pleased with how things went.
Today I went flying in the morning where I encountered some very strong winds (20+ knots with gusts up to 30). Though I’ve flown in the wind before, this was by far my windiest flight.
As I get back into flying, I always love getting to fly to a new airport. Today, I flew and landed at Grove Field (1W1) for the first time. Funny thing about it is that it’s the closest airport to KTTD (Troutdale Airport), and I just landed their today.
Yesterday evening, I met up with my instructor at 6:30 to do some ground followed by a flight. The ground was a good session going over a number of topics I need to memorize and work on. After a flight prep, we were off.
- 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