This blog tells my story – from zero flight hours all the way into the cockpit. I don’t aim to sit in an airliner. My goal is to fly small airplanes to remote places. As you can see on the picture aside, I love to go back to the basics of flight. I am an old school guy who likes to read charts and to fly by compass and time. I like to keep it simple.
Every pilot’s career is different. For many an aviation carrier means to pay back money for years and that is not what I want. I take small steps. It will take years to get where I want to be. But along this way I want to be free and out of debt.
Why I want to fly small planes? Many people wonder about that and there is a simple answer. As a little boy, maybe five years old, I decided to become a Beaver pilot to research beavers. Of course I have never been serious about becoming a scientist, but I always wanted to fly those planes.
I would be happy to see comments from time to time. I answer questions as well – feel free to ask!
2014 – 2015
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Worked on: Instrument rating, Commercial
May 2013 – July 2014
Location: Chur, Switzerland
Worked on: Time building, High Performance/Variable Prop
May 2012 – May 2013
Location: Biel, Switzerland
Worked on: Conversion FAA – EASA
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Worked on: Validation FAA – EASA
Location: Pitt Meadows (CAJ8), Vancouver BC, Canada
Worked on: Seaplane Time, 50hr Course
Location: Kenmore Air (S60), Seattle WA, USA
Worked on: Seaplane Rating
Location: Paine Field (KPAE), Seattle WA, USA
Worked on: Private Pilot Certificate