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!
After a few attempts in weather that wasn’t so great, I booked a flight a couple days before I left to Costa Rica in anticipation of being able to go for my solo. Well, the weather was cooperating and I was finally able to do my solo flight at Troutdale Airport.
My last flight was around the middle of last month and I finally flew again yesterday making my second attempt to fly solo at Troutdale. The winds looked good and I was ready to fly…so I thought.
Last year in June was my last solo flight, since then I pretty much quit flying. However, after my restart of my lessons in September, I finally was able to get soloed at a local airport again!
After a couple weeks without flying, I decided this last Friday to get some air time. My flight training for the day ended up being very short due to some unfortunate complications. Taking off on a hot day, uphill, with little wind is trouble The flight training today was in the Cessna 150, N66589. I […]
Friday I went out with Rick and had another go at the Triangle of Death, however this time I did it solo. We started out the day with me flying the Twin Oak’s pattern a few times with Rick since it had been a couple weeks since I flew. That went well, so he sent […]
This weekend I had two wonderful flights. The first, soloing in a Cessna 150 around Twin Oaks, the other, flying with Rick over to Lenhardt Airpark (7S9) and landing for the first time on a grass (soft-field) runway. Both flights were amazing and made me realize even more that this stuff is sinking into my […]
- 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