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
Not only did training to be a bush-pilot include wilderness and advanced first aid training, but also simulations of possible “ditching” a.k.a emergency landing in water. This type of training will come in handy if for some reason the airplane … Continue reading Training you never want to use pt.2
I have just finished two weeks of seemingly non-aviation related coursework. Although you may think this about the numerous bible and theology classes I have taken over the last few years it is all related to the one purpose to … Continue reading Some training you never want to use.
January has already flown by and even though writing on the blog has been on my mind quite a bit, but haven’t taken the time to sit down and write. I think part of this is because there are a … Continue reading 2017
It was only seven days before we had to get done. It was Friday, some of us were starting to get anxious, the weather had been tanking up in low clouds over Felt’s Field airport again making it impossible to … Continue reading Crunch-time to completion!
With only three flights left to complete the semester (provided I don’t fail any of them), there is a good possibility I will finish this semester before the deadline of December 9. I am off this entire week for thanksgiving, … Continue reading End of the semester is closing in