Once you obtain your pilots license, you have it forever. There are some requirements however that need to be done in order to keep flying. One of those requirements is the Biennial Flight Review, and I was able to get it done in just the nick of time.
Today’s flight consisted of a number of landings over at Mulino State Airpark. These landings consisted of the usual: normal, short, and soft field. On top of this however, I got to practice and do a great job at some short approach landings including and a “power-off 180.”
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.
Flight number two after getting back into things. The flight today started pretty smooth with a great flight prep, and take-off, however I realized pretty soon after that I was quite rusty.
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.
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.
First flight into Portland-Hillsboro Airport (HIO) along with information about the days flight and that I get to start soloing between Twin Oaks and Aurora State.
Yesterday I had one of my best flights yet. Not only did my girlfriend Christina come up flying with me, but I was able to do a number of procedures I’ve been practicing and nailed most all of them.
- 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