Ashley P

Airplane stuff

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Man, do it! 

I've got a buddy who (along with his brothers) owns a small single engine plane.  He's been aiming to take me up for about 3 years. lol

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^ That would disclose too much sensitive information, like which hemisphere I live in.  :yes: 

Since it's Korean era, I'm wondering if it's the plane formerly flown for relaxation by Mr Usher, of Usher transport, Paducah Ky.   15-20 years ago my buddy worked getting planes fueled and guided in/out on the tarmac.  He said Mr Usher was old and didn't get around very good and had a hard time getting into the plane, but once in the air, you couldn't tell he was old.

I gotta do some research.  Heard the plane was going to Kommifornia....

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Airport facebook says it's sold and relocated to California.  I miss it and the MIG that a Paducah surgeon used to fly.  Sunday afternoons about 3 miles west of the airport were entertaining.

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Trump scheduled to be at Cape Girardeau MO next Thursday.   Since I'm about 40 miles away, I hope to be able to hear the fighter jets circling.  :) 

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Oh, I'm not going.  I'm not gonna sit with kids, in 90 degree heat, during NAP TIME.   What kinda tard do you think I am? 

(Don't answer that.)

A direct flight from Pensacola to Owensboro would put them over Nashville.  It's neat (IMO) to hear them go over at cruising altitude.  They brought me outta the house probably 13 years ago one Saturday.   They were high and LOUD.

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Beginning for my first cross country flight.  doing 4 legs and 4 airports in the area.  have to map out each leg for fuel consumption, travel times, airport info (elevation, radio freq, runways, etc)  should be interesting.

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I am in eastern Washington (tri-cities/richland)

currently I have around 15hours in....does not sound like alot but feel I am getting more proficient.  last time flying was in very turbulent air.  I just did some touch and goes with the instructor with very little intervention.  Really was a confidence builder as on the first landing attempt I didn't think I would be able to do it and went for a balked landing (aborted)  Ended up nailing the next 7-8 landings and take offs back to back.

 

Currently I am fighting some issues on my medical.  I had been treated for ADHD in the past and that throws a flag that you might have a mental disorder that can affect your piloting ability.  waiting on some paperwork and then I have to go have a eval done ($$$) and if I pass I will get cleared to solo (which I am just about ready for)

 

Even without my medical there are things I still need the instructor for I can't do solo.  I have to still do some night flights and a couple more hours of simulated IFR conditions (IE you wear a "visor/hood" and fly off the gauges alone)  I need to start learning the GPS we have ("handheld" Garmin aviation GPS) as it has a ton of built in things for trip planning and such and will be a stepping stone to going to a hard mounted certified GPS in the future.

 

Right now I am mostly working on the flying/piloting skills and will transition towards the policy and regulation portions come summer.  

I am really wanting to upgrade the plane some but it is not cost effective (I think if we really get into flying a kit plane might be in the future)

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