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.
It had been over a week since my last flight where I took time to practice soft/short field landings/departures. Today I did an unexpected solo flight as my instructor was preoccupied.
Friday afternoon I had one of the most amazing flights to date. This flight was also an important one as it was my first solo 50nm+ flight to a brand new airport. I’ve never flown to Tillamook Airport (KTMK)(or the coast for that matter), but had my opportunity to do so. It was beautiful!
- Pilot In Command Time: 51.0 Hours
- Total Flight Time: 143.8 Hours
- Flight Training Received: 92.8 Hours
- Ground Training Received: 15.8 Hours
- Solo Time: 51.0 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time: 18.6 Hours
- >50NM Cross Country Time (Solo): 11.0 Hours
- Night Time: 5.1 Hours
- Simulated Instrument Time: 4.8 Hours
- Landings (Day/Night): 442 (422/20)