There were a few txt's letting me know the smoke is cleared in California. Las Cruces hasn't been as odd as Manhattan Beach was in terms of COVID and crowds. There's a hiking trail up to the top of a hill where NMSU has it's "A" for Aggies painted on, those parking lots were full. … Continue reading Braved the Airports
The air quality was so bad you can't even go outside. It's been that way off & on for almost a month with those lightening fires, now this apocalypse. By now everyone's seen those blood red skies in San Francisco, I swear it looked like Pterodactyl were going to come down. In a normal year, … Continue reading California Flee – ing
Red skies in the Bay Area today.
Just when it seems things might get a little normal, there's a twist. It's been easier (and mandatory) to eat at home since March. The downtown restaurants have been open for awhile with outside seating and it's really nice. It makes it look like a European village, something we won't be seeing soon. We ventured … Continue reading 2020, Year of the Absurd
Went to San Jose yesterday, in the morning you could still smell smoke. By the afternoon it seemed to be clearing out. The fires are near Santa Cruz and in the hills in between San Jose and the Central Valley. Almost 30 years ago we lived in Oakland for those fires, what I remember the … Continue reading NorCal Smoke clearing & Random Stuff
For Instrument (IFR) training part of the training is a cross country landing at 3 airports with different approaches. My CFI & I had planned this trip to SoCal the weekend perfectly, the forecast was good both ways. The plan was to land at Merced for an ILS landing and top off fuel before heading … Continue reading California Fires, Smoke & IFR Training
This has been a bizarre few days in U.S. history with our president trying to wipe out voting by mail, or say it will be rigged or invalid, preparing us all for an ugly battle for the presidency even if he loses by a landslide. Even if we vote him out, it's going to be … Continue reading Strange Days
Private Pilot Instrument rating (IFR) training for an older female pilot during COVID.
So glad to have that over with! The studying was all consuming but it certainly got me through these past few months. This is the first morning I haven't had to wake up to take a timed practice test for the past few weeks. This was for my Instrument Rating for flying, it was the … Continue reading I Passed!!
It would be nice to come out of this COVID ordeal with some kind of accomplishment besides being able to cut & dye my own hair. The instrument rating test (IFR) is scheduled for Thursday morning, kind of a now or never thing. I'm tired of studying every day, it's time to just do it. … Continue reading Over Studying