Moving on…

December 4, 2016

I used King Schools to complete my ground school for my private pilot certificate and I received several additional courses with my everything bundle.

Thinking of going all the way….

December 3, 2016

After speaking to a few people and pilots at work I’m really thinking of getting the career pilot bundle and going all the way to commercial pilot so that I could teach or do something in retirement that’s aviation related.

Enough with the laziness!

December 2, 2016

Ok so 3 days into my pilot life and I’m having withdrawals from not exercising my certificate privileges. What to do with my time now that the study guide and notebooks have taken their place on the bookshelf until needed at a later date?

“I’m a Pilot”

November 29, 2016

The oral portion lasted until 11:00, all that studying payed off, I never felt rattled or drew any blanks. I didn’t know everything about every question or topic but was able to discuss it and knew where to look in the FAR or HBs.

Prepping for Practical

November 24, 2016

Well my final,  practical, exam  date is soon arriving  so I’m still doing some prepping for it.  The Orla exam starts at 7 AM until 11.

Desk Flying: Diversion

November 17, 2016

All of my instructors have told me to work on checklist execution and maneuvers at my desk, or wherever I am, so that it develops muscle/brain memory. The DO and VERIFY method: DO the actions, VERIFY them with a checklist.

Getting Real; the pressure is on.

November 11, 2016

My application for my pilot certificate has been filed so I’m simply waiting on a call from the examiner to schedule a time that works for both of us.

1st Practice Practical Exam

November 5, 2016

This past week’s lesson was a challenge, I left a bit down and disappointed. I had hoped for better and I felt I let myself down, probably disappointed the instructor?

Oral Prep and crosswind landings.

October 28, 2016

As it goes in flight training you have to go with what the weather gives you. We had a really tough spring with lots of rain, wind, and low ceilings and now that fall is here the winds have returned.