224.9h – Advanced Decision-Making

Runways, weather, terrain, wake turbulence and many factors more affect a pilot’s decisions. Some decisions significantly effect the outcome of a flight, but other in-flight decisions go even beyond that. Let’s talk through the insignificant stuff first. Last week I had a wonderful navigation flight which went so well that I was finally confident enough…

222.5h – Confident Flying

Yesterday I did my first solo flight in the United States since 2011 and it all went great. Back then, just after my checkride, I did only one flight as a private pilot in this country. The flight to Ocean Shores, WA, was quite eventful. I had direct crosswind on landing, deer on the taxiway,…

22.2h – Dead Reckoning

Heute lernte ich die Grundlagen von Dead Reckoning (sozusagen ein mechanisches GPS! 😉 ). Morgen wird das im Progress Check geprüft. Seit meinem Solo bin ich doppelt so oft in der Flugschule. Beziehungsweise doppelt so lang pro Tag. In drei Wochen sollte ich 40h und ein Zertifikat erhalten. Oh wow, es geht alles so schnell…