Dad's First Flight

My parents recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.  They aren’t big on gifts and things.  Well, long story short, Mom got a new convertible this year that she’s calling a gift and she wanted to do something special for Dad.  What could be more...

Second Passenger

Since I already plan to get an instrument rating, I decided that I needed to start building cross country time.  I’ll probably do quite a few short cross countries before I do anything long. I have these ideas floating around, but I don’t know about taking...

First Passenger

The check out flight for the Diamond went well enough that there wasn’t a question in my mind about taking my wife up.  She would be my first passenger.  I scheduled the plane for the afternoon and we set off for the flight school.  I knew she was nervous and to...

DA20-C1 Checkout

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I haven’t flown since my check-ride.  I got my plastic certificate recently and I was pleased to note that I really did pass and that I really am a pilot.  The week before my check-ride, they decided to relocate the...

Private Pilot! (Part 2)

The check ride began in a pretty typical fashion, which was I had to prove that I was qualified to be there and fly.  Following the recommendations of the King Schools check ride DVD that I consulted, I came with several folders containing everything required for the...