Saturday, June 30, 2012

First Passenger............

This morning I had my first flight with a passenger. I promised my 9 year old son a couple of years back that he would be the first. Today we flew 0.8hrs south of Phoenix. Planned a further flight but the visibility was poor plus we departed later than expected. Small steps. I have 12 months to explore the State!

Seeing his smile, made me realise that the wait was worth it.

It's going to be a great 12 months flying over here in the US.

Next flight - tomorrow morning with my daughter.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I did it.....................................

12 years ago, I started my flight training in EI-CFP. Today, the first chapter of my aviation life came to and end. After 100hrs JAA/FAA training, I finally passed my FAA checkride.

I now have a license to learn. First flight planned for Saturday morning. It's going to be another great 12 months.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lesson 28 - Stage 4 check

DATE: 3rd June 2012
AIRCRAFT: C172P N54288 
ROUTE: CHD --> on route --> KCHD
DURATION: 1.9hrs Dual
TOTAL TIME: 55.4 hours (+ 45.5 JAA)

Lesson Summary - Stage 4 check. This was basically a mock of my checkride. Flight planning, leg 1, diversion, hood work, manoeuvres and short/soft field procedures.

Next Flight - 10th June 

Solo 12

DATE: 2nd June 2012
AIRCRAFT: C172P N54288 
ROUTE: CHD --> {Southern Training Area}  --> KCHD
DURATION: 0.9hrs PiC
TOTAL TIME: 53.5 hours (+ 45.5 JAA)

Lesson Summary - Practised stage 4 stage check. 

Next Flight - 3rd June  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Training Update

I am starting my last few days as a Student Pilot. Checkride date is set. 

Had my mock checkride last weekend which went well. Air work was good. Feel I am ready. Hitting the books hard right now in order to get ready for the oral. 

Soon I will be a Private Pilot.

Now the 2nd.

Enjoy my 2nd GoPro video. This was recorded on a very busy Saturday morning. I enjoyed another solo flight before returning to a busy traffic pattern.

GoPro Video