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
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
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.
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!
Flying is fun… when you get to fly. October is here and almost over already. With it came a lot of weather. As the Swedish saying goes “there is no bad weather, only bad clothes” I rarely complain about wind … Continue reading Grounded
The previous week of flight training tested me well. I had been instructed quite frequently in how to take off from our airport, how to fly the shortest way around it and to land again where the takeoff took place. … Continue reading Doing it on my own