I haven’t flown anyone this year (2016) and since the weather was so lovely outside, I booked a flight for Saturday, called up my coworker, and got the ball rolling to go flying. For today’s flight, I took my co-worker, Melissa, who is a former pilot (way more experienced than myself), but she hasn’t flown […]
It’s been a while since I last posted and I wanted to give an update to some things that I’ve been working in related to being a pilot.
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’s flight, my 84th one, marks a pretty significant point in my learning to fly. I reached 100 hours of time flying! I also soloed again during this flight here at Troutdale. It also reaches four years of “Looking To The Sky.” Crazy to think that I started this four years ago, and though I’m […]
It’s been quite a long time since I’ve written a post on LookingToTheSky.com. I haven’t taken the time to make the updates like I should after each of my flights. I first created this blog for myself to keep track of how getting my pilots license is all going, and since my last entry, I’ve […]
Today was a huge achievement. After much preparation I finally flew my long distance cross country flight.
Since my flight to McMinnville, I haven’t flown a lick. In between last flight and this one, I decided to take a couple weeks and go to Spain. What a trip! Well, with a month being away, I decided that doing a few practice landings and getting back in the air was much desired.
It’d been quite some time since I’d flown to McMinnville and this flight I was finally able to visit again.
- 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