Monday, December 26, 2011

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #23 - My Third Anniversary and a Look Back at 2011

On the third anniversary of receiving my pilot's license, I look back at 2011 to see if the goals that I had set at the end of 2010 were met.

In 2011

I logged time in 2 different aircraft; Tecnam Sierra and of course the SportCruiser

I logged

  • 15 flights (7 less than 2010)
  • 21.4 PIC hours (3.6 less than 2010) and all LSA PIC hours
  • 9.1 XC hours (5.6 more than 2010)
  • Landed at 6 different airports
  • I went over 100 PIC hours
  •  Had my first BFR

So how did I do? Did I meet the goals I set out at the end of 2010 for 2011?

Looking back, 2011 was a mixed year for me. I did get more XC hours but they were mostly from 2 flights to the UCAP meet up in Nashua NH. One we made and the other was aborted due to weather. That being said, they were the 2 longest flights since my long XC. And both were great learning experiences

In 2011 I joined two volunteer organizations. I always wanted to use my pilot’s license to help others so I joined the Civil Air Patrol and Patient AirLift Services. Patient AirLift Services or PALS (, is an organization that arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes.

Overall, 2011was a good year. I continued to fly and meet new friends through aviation and my podcast. Have a listen to see if I met my goals and what my goals are for 2012.

I would like to wish all of my listeners and your families, Happy Holidays and a safe and joyful New Year. 

Blue skies and tailwinds always.

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The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane.

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