More time in the left seat

My last flight in the left seat was on June 3rd.  19 days later waking up at 5:30 AM in search of calm skies my Dad (CFI) and I head out to the Cook airport (KCQM).  This would be my fourth instruction flight.  The sun was just making its way into view as I started […]

A New Headset

So I haven’t really done a great job of keeping you up to date on my flight training.  I was able to get up for  a couple of flights a week ago.  We went out to an area we deemed as a practice area as there isn’t much instruction based out of this airport there […]

Hook Point – Valdez, AK

On a beautiful sunny day we hop in the 172 and take off from the Valdez headed out to Hook Point.  This is a beach landing on an amazing Alaskan rugged coastline.  The shores are filled with tall pine trees and jagged rock formations.  The beach at low tide has more than enough room for […]

Log Book

My log book arrived in the mail today.  With my dad’s recommendations I ended up getting an ASA-SP-30.  I am looking forward logging my first hours in it sometime in May when my dad gets down here and my flight instruction begins.  The one thing I’m concerned with this whole book thing is the fact […]

First time up in N53373

I woke up this morning to a snow globe outside.  The flakes were falling pretty steady, but were light enough to float around through the trees.  There had been some talk a week ago about going out for a flight with Bill Conger today.  The forecast has a big snow storm rolling in around midnight […]

Flying Podcasts

As I continue to study up on flying by reading the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge I have also been listening to some podcasts about flying.  Actually I’ve only really listend to one show so far, but I have others on the list once I finish this one up.  I’ve been listening to the Student Pilot Cast. […]

Prescribed Reading

There is quite a bit of reading that one needs to do when starting out with flight instruction.  On the list so far are the following… Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (PHAK) Airplane Flying Handbook Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) United States Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) So far I’m about 150 pages into the PHAK.  So […]