The last couple months I made a huge effort to finish up my pilots license knowing that I had a hard date I needed to be done by before I took off for a while out of the country. Well
This morning I went flying with my instructor Rick. It was quite the flight as it was quite the reminder of what happened twelve years ago. To think that it’s been twelve years such such a catastrophic disaster. No matter what people believe was the cause or the reason, the fact that it happened is […]
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 […]
I love Portland. Though I’m sick of this weather we have here. Overcast almost every day with the primary cloud layer below 3000ft. WTF?!
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.
Flying today was a learning experience to say the least. Rick and I were planning to solo me at Troutdale, but the wind was blowing SO hard that it wasn’t going to happen. Wind went from around 15 knots to 25+ knots.
Today I took off from Portland area planning to go on a long flight around Portland airport, but instead, due to Aurora State being IFR conditions, I flew the first leg of my flight and returned.
Today I went out to Troutdale with the hopes of being able to fly more than just in the pattern. However, when I got there
- 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