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.
The flight for today was quite short. Just a half hour, but in that time I was able to get four landings in staying in the pattern. I haven’t talked much about Marginal VFR on here, so I figure I’ll give you a brief rundown. Marginal VFR is between 3 and 5miles visibility and between […]
Okay – the wind wasn’t this strong – but close to it! The wind was so strong during this flight that it made landings very difficult and a lot of fun. I had to do a lot of crabbing into the wind to get angled correctly for flying around the pattern. Something that came quite […]
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.
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 […]
This last week I had two fantastic flights. One in a Cessna 172 with Rick on my birthday, then a first time flight and solo endorsed in a Cessna 150 with James. I couldn’t have asked for a better time. My flight with James in a Cessna 150 was brought on by the increased cost […]
After waiting a number of days to finally get the weather to cooperate, I was finally able to perform my solo take-offs and landings at Stark’s Twin Oaks Airpark!
Yesterday, after a few weeks of trying to do so, I was able to finally fly a cross-country flight down to Corvallis (CVO), up to Salem (SLE), and back home to Twin Oaks (7S3). The flight was one of my longest to date around two hours, but great to be able to check off 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