7-19-00 First time at the controls! I went to Embry-Riddel Aeronautics University (Prescott,AZ campus) for
their Flight Expo. Got to fly three times while there in Cessna 172's.
9-24-01 First flight at WOSC in Piper Cherokee PA-28-140.
12-1-01 First solo in the Cherokee 140! Talk about turning an anemic housecat into a fighting tiger, that
plane took off a lot quicker without someone else inside. Conincidently, there was another guy doing his first solo
at the same time. Yeah, our instructors didn't like that a whole lot.
4-10-02 Passed my Private Pilot check ride (second try)!
5-13-02 Checked out in Cessna 150 Aerobat.
9-22-02 First time in a complex aircraft, a Piper Arrow PA-28R-180.
11-30-02 Reached 100 hours total flying time while on a 6.7 hour solo cross-country flight.
5-5-03 Complex sign-off/ checked out in Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow.
5-27-03 Checked out in Piper PA-28-151 Warrior.
6-9-03 Reached 100 hours of PIC flying time.
8-16-03 Passed Commercial Pilot check ride (first try)!!
8-28-03 First flight at SOSU in Cessna 172R and started instrument flying.
1-14-04 Reached 200 hours of total flight time.
2-25-04 First flight in a "high performance" airplane, a Cessna 182 RG.
4-6-04 High performance sign off.
5-9-04 Passed Instrument Rating checkride (second try)!
9-24-04 Got my spin training sign-off. Whew, what a rush!