Today is the 15th anniversary of my first flight! I took my first-ever airplane ride at Clintonville, Wisconsin’s local fly-in back in high school and have been hooked on aviation ever since. What a journey it’s been! I originally had … Read More
During a lesson today I topped the big 1500 hours! I also meet the ATP minimums of 61.159. I still remember when 100 hours seemed like a big number. Now what?
Time to spare, go by air. How ironic that this year’s journey to Gaston’s White River Resort in Arkansas ended with a car ride. By the way, today – June 6th 2008 – just so happens to be the tenth … Read More
Well, the big day finally arrived after waiting a little over two weeks for the weather and my schedule to cooperate. There were no surprises during my 1.4-hour flight because I was well-prepared. I had 12.7 hours of dual in … Read More
Weather was not at all cooperative for a multiengine checkride today, but I did manage to do the oral questioning part. As expected, we had a lengthy discussion about Vmc and single-engine performance along with systems, V-speeds, and all the … Read More
I flew from Neenah to Dubuque for the UD Flight Team fly-in breakfast yesterday and flew back this morning. It was great to see old friends. I hadn’t been there since I left in June 2005. I reached 500 hours … Read More
I passed my CFII checkride today, earning the final rating that was required to finish my bachelor’s degree requirements. Now I’m qualified to teach a whole new realm of students and can finally officially graduate from the University of Dubuque … Read More
Well, 400, that is. Today my imaginary Hobbs meter just clicked over past 400. Yep, I’ve reached 400 total flight hours! My logbook is just over half full. I’ve logged 667 landings. Jeez. Every hundred hours is a milestone, but … Read More