August 7, 2014
I’m back in the air!

It’s been about a month or so since my last flight, and despite fears that it’d be a rust-filled horror show, I did alright!

My (new) instructor said I did an “excellent job” at VOR tracking, which was our primary goal this flight. Maybe all of those years playing MS Flight Sim in college paid off …

All in all, a great return flight! Perhaps it’s too early to say, but I like my new instructor. He’s laid back, let’s me make mistakes, but he’s quick to offer corrective feedback. Next up, night flight to San Antonio!

(Screencap taken just before turning westbound over KGRK, Grey Army Airfield in Killeen, TX)

I’m back in the air!

It’s been about a month or so since my last flight, and despite fears that it’d be a rust-filled horror show, I did alright!

My (new) instructor said I did an “excellent job” at VOR tracking, which was our primary goal this flight. Maybe all of those years playing MS Flight Sim in college paid off …

All in all, a great return flight! Perhaps it’s too early to say, but I like my new instructor. He’s laid back, let’s me make mistakes, but he’s quick to offer corrective feedback. Next up, night flight to San Antonio!

(Screencap taken just before turning westbound over KGRK, Grey Army Airfield in Killeen, TX)

July 31, 2014
New CFI!

I am with CFI again!

Sat down with the chief pilot and chatted for an hour about the best way to get me back on the horse. With his help I think I’ve got a good blueprint that’ll get me to the checkride by September or so (fingers crossed!)

My next big milestone with my previous CFI was going to be a night XC to San Antonio Intl. however, since I haven’t flown in a month, or at all with my new CFI, we decided our first flight outta be to knock out some of the hood time and work VORs. Fine by me!

I’m excited to get flying again! Time to redouble efforts, get my head back in the game, start studying and do this thing!

July 28, 2014
If you can’t be Oshkosh, this is the next best thing I suppose…

Got my coffee, got LiveATC going along with the Osh webcams, this outta be a productive week.

If you can’t be Oshkosh, this is the next best thing I suppose…

Got my coffee, got LiveATC going along with the Osh webcams, this outta be a productive week.

July 12, 2014
You might be an Avgeek if: you get a standard weather briefing even when flying commercial.

Headed to Falmouth, MA, see y’all in a week!

You might be an Avgeek if: you get a standard weather briefing even when flying commercial.

Headed to Falmouth, MA, see y’all in a week!

July 2, 2014
It’s not you, it’s me.

Got an e-mail from my instructor informing me that he has accepted a job to start training on CRJ900s effective immediately.

I was joking that finding and keeping an instructor is sort of like a regular romantic relationship. You meet each other for the first time, it’s sort of awkward. You try to figure each other out, what makes the other laugh, etc.

And then, the other day when I hadn’t heard from my instructor in a few days I turned into “overbearing significant other” imagining the worst! Who is he with? Why haven’t I heard from him? Is he with someone else?

Anyone else dealt with this before? Hoping to not make this a setback, and instead a new, wonderful opportunity to get experience with more CFIs.