On January 16th, I started instrument ground school with one of my former private pilot instructors, Rick Payne. Though I had written last time about the many options I had for ground school, after talking with him, he became my first choice. As a CFII, He’s got the knowledge and the skills to get me […]
Nigel’s friend Elli was visiting Portland from Germany and we decided to give her an awesome experience to take back with her. Because of the clouds in the area and limited amount of time, we decided to stick around the Portland area and go fly into Lenhardt Airpark (a small airport with a grass field). […]
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.
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.
- 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)