It has been a hard semester with very fast-paced, intense and difficult learning. In the end though, I could still pass the written, oral and practical examination to be an instrument rated pilot. What does it mean to have an … Continue reading Legal to fly in the clouds!
Easter weekend came and passed fast. Me and a few others had planned a hiking trip and wanted to take advantage of the few extra days off we got over Easter weekend. Originally we had planned for a hike in … Continue reading Back to Hell’s Canyon
A new chapter in training started this semester. So far we have only flown in conditions where we can see outside and navigate with the help of looking outside. Now we take it to the next level to be able … Continue reading Flying under the hood
I have spent about 250 hours at the yoke of an airplane. One would think that I have experienced quite a few things during this time, and for sure I have many experiences so far. However, I am realizing that … Continue reading Night flight
Sorry for not updating the blog in a very long time. Unfortunately I have been very busy with classes and it has been very much work indeed. There has been a few very exciting things happening in training these last … Continue reading Completion of commercial pilot ground school
Training to be a commercial pilot for the type of work I intend to do in remote parts of the world involves being very well-rounded in many different ways. A few weeks ago me and two of my classmates were … Continue reading Smoke city
According to FAA regulations an applicant for a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) is required to fly a solo flight (only person in the aircraft) with a total of three landings and one leg of the trip must be to a … Continue reading Solo for six+ hours
If you met me recently or during the past couple years you may have noticed that when you ask me how I enjoyed my spring break or summer break I get a sort of longing look in my eyes. Such … Continue reading Hardly any rest for the weary
We as commercial students in training are being introduced more and more to increasingly challenging tasks. A part of the curriculum this semester is to do some longer cross country flights to airports we have never landed before. This is … Continue reading Longest flight so far!
This semester I and my class mates are being exposed to new types of aircraft that we yet haven’t flown. We get to fly the Cessna model aircraft 206, 185 and 182. They all produce more than 200 horsepower and … Continue reading High performance in aviation training