Private Pilot Instrument rating (IFR) training for an older female pilot during COVID.
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!!
Spent more time flying last week than doing anything else, it was fun to go up just on a whim, also felt like I was pushing my luck a little on the flying side of things. I'm in a partnership plane, last week I was a passenger taking pictures with 2 of the partners and … Continue reading California Week
The final day in Bend was spent leisurely going downtown for one last time, grabbing lunch/latte before heading out to Fly & Field Outfitters store for an afternoon sesh. The forecast for flying back was good, on Thursday there were still quite a few ominous clouds I was a little worried about. My mind in … Continue reading Fly fishing & the flight home
Honestly, there was a point where I was ready to just hop in the car and drive the 8 hours thinking it wasn't going to happen! I gave myself plenty of time to do that, the hotel was pre-paid, there's always a Plan B. Plenty of sleep the night before, had breakfast then threw some … Continue reading The flight – Bay Area to Bend, Oregon
This will be the first time flying up there solo, see how it goes?? The other day I went to practice touch & goes in the club plane - something I really haven't done for awhile. Last month we flew to Torrance where the clouds broke up right at the runway and I was able … Continue reading Getting ready for Bend