Flying

I get asked a lot about how I got my private pilot's license. So here it is. I got my Private Pilot license in about 3 months and 35.3 hours under FAR 141 rules. I flew mostly after or before work. After getting my private license, I went on to flying other airplanes and I recently received a tail dragger endorsement which will come in handy for the RV-7 I am building.

Date Remarks Hours
3/28/2003 C172 N733ZV - Take off&Landing Taxi, Turns, Stalls 1.1
4/8/2003 C172 N733ZV - TOL, X-Wind Taxi, Turns, Stalls 1.2
4/10/2003 C172 N733ZV - Stalls, Slow Flight, S.T. 0.9
4/11/2003 C172 N733ZV - Stalls, Slow Flight, Emergency Procedures, Fwd Slip 1.2
4/14/2003 C172 N733ZV - Ground Reference Maneuvers 1.4
4/22/2003 C172 N733ZV - Normal TOL's, Turns around a point 1.3
4/25/2003 C172 N733ZV - Power Off Stalls, E-Proc, Normal TOL 1.2
4/28/2003 C172 N733ZV - X-wind TOL, E-Proc in pattern 0.9
5/1/2003 C172 N733ZV - First Solo! 1.7
5/5/2003 C172 N733ZV - Short/Soft TOL 0.9
5/7/2003 C172 N733ZV - Stage 1 Checkride - Satisfactory 1.3
5/9/2003 C172 N733ZV - SF TO, Short F. Landing and Touch and go's Solo 1.0
5/10/2003 C172 N733ZV - Slow Flight, Poff Stall, T&G's 1.5
5/15/2003 C172 N733ZV - S.F, S.t, Poff Stalls, NDB/VOR NAV, VOR-10R 1.4
5/16/2003 C172 N733ZV - VOR/NDB NAV / VR: S.F, Poff, Short Field 1.3
5/19/2003 C172 N738BE - Night Flight, Poff Stalls, S.F. 1.3
5/24/2003 C172 N733ZV - Dual Cross Country - Cascade, ID >KBOI 1.6
5/27/2003 C172 N733ZV - Solo Cross Country - Weiser, ID > Nampa, ID > KBOI 1.8
5/31/2003 C172 N54VA - Touch& Go's Soft Field Take Offs, SOft Field Landings 0.6
6/3/2003 C172 N733ZV - Stage II Check Ride - Satisfactory 1.8
6/5/2003 C172 N733ZV - Solo X Country to Gooding and Mountain Home 2.4
6/7/2003 C172 N733ZV - Solo X Country to Twin Falls, ID 2.4
6/13/2003 C172 N733ZV - Dual Night X Country to Gooding, ID 1.8
6/26/2003 C172 N733ZV - Stage III Checkride - Satisfactory 1.9
7/1/2003 C172 N733ZV - Short/Soft Take Offs, E-Procs Fwd Slips, Stalls, IR DME VOR, Night Toffs, Landings 1.4
7/6/2003 C172 N733ZV - FAA Checkride - PASSED! 2.7

 

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