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
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
Confession, even though I grew up in a SoCal beach town, my family is a bunch of cowboys. We spent a lot of our childhood in Arizona, near the border of Mexico. My brother is right wing, NRA, 2nd amendment. We don't talk politics at all, most of the time we talk about what we're … Continue reading Day in Manteca
My mom is fine, we got out a little just to get her out of the house she's been locked into for the past 2 mos. with this squirrel as her BFF. The grocery stores have calmed down, the beaches are still all closed. It was Cinco de Mayo when I flew down there, was … Continue reading Day 54: Mom’s OK
Perfect flying day, it was now or never to fly down to L.A. solo. I kept checking the forecast for Friday and it kept switching up on me from sunny to cloudy. This beach fog is impossible to time, it'll be a few sunny days and then fog forevermore. It's easier to visually time it … Continue reading Day 50: In L.A., @ my mom’s
Getting a little worried that there was no plan until after the elections in November the way things are going They alerted us that shelter in place was until the end of May now, then last night they laid out a plan in 4 stages. I'll admit to completely freaking out when they said the … Continue reading Day 44: California has a plan!!
Switched up my long term goal to getting instrument rated (IFR), I can fly still. For some reason I thought we were limited to essential flying, turns out they limited the ATC hours but we can still fly. I might surprise my mom and fly down to L.A. for mother's day, will have to work … Continue reading Day 41: Moving on with my life
Last night there was a PBS show on the history of country music, in the days before you had to start your training at the same time you learned how to talk. The thing that got to me was the song writing, besides being about trucks and beer the big hits were from the heart. … Continue reading Day 14: Put my brain in reverse