Flight


I’m going to use this page to catalog my flying adventures – in a similar index as the build index.

Helicopter Ratings:

I have the opportunity to use the remaining GI Bill benefits to get a few ratings on the helicopter side of the house. I am going to do my best to chronicle my transition from fixed wing to rotorcraft-helo on this blog. Hopefully they’ll be some good video logs and entries on the training and transition.

  1. Helicopter Intro (3/15/2018) - Introduction before starting my commercial helicopter add-on in a Robinson R-22.
  2. Helicopter Private Pilot Add-On (12/4/2018) - Completion of my helicopter private pilot add-on check ride.
  3. Recent Helicopter Flights (5/14/2019) - Recent helicopter flights for my wife, my buddy Chad, and flight training in the R-44.
  4. Instrument Helicopter – Add on (5/21/2019) - I recently completed my Instrument Helicopter Add-on rating in a Robinson R-22 at KFDK.
  5. Helicopter Intro for my mum (9/5/2019) - I took my mother for her first helicopter flight, and a tour of some of the places I grew up.

 

RV Flying (0 hours)

  1. Aero in Mike’s RV-7 (5/27/2013) - I met Mike at the airport on Saturday evening to pick up some rivets to replace the brittle rivets I’ve been having issues with.  Mike was excited to fly as the winds had been high all day and they were finally within limits.  He asked me if I wanted to go… like I was going […]
  2. Flying with Jack (8/31/2013) - Being lazy, I have still not added the charter members to the EAA Chapter 1384 website for the First Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV’s held in July. Jack met me at the airport to give me the registration documents so I could add the names. Of course, going to the airport always results in plenty of […]
  3. Cambridge with Jack & Mike (1/12/2014) - Jack called my yesterday to see if I wanted to ride GIB on a flight out to Cambridge on the Maryland Eastern Shore.  I had planned to work on the kit all day, but I make it a rule to never turn down a flight! When I arrived at the airport I saw that Mike […]
  4. Frederick Lunch Flight (1/19/2014) - I recently completed my biannual flight review (BFR) and instrument proficiency check (IPC) at Fort Meade Flying Activity.  Two of my friends from work wanted to go flying, so I took them to lunch at Airways Inn, Frederick Airport.  I flew the club’s Piper Arrow, a 2002 model with retractable gear and 200HP.  It costs […]
  5. Oshkosh 2014! (8/13/2014) - A few weeks ago my buddy Mike emailed me asking if I had any interest in flying out to Oshkosh.  What a silly question!  Of course, I immediately took him up on his offer.  This would be an excellent opportunity to get ideas for my project and visit vendors on top of just being a […]
  6. ¡VIVA CHILE! (1/24/2015) - In early January, I traveled to Santiago, Chile as part of a short term study abroad trip for my MBA program. When I travel, I try to meet new people wherever I can. RV builders and pilots are an added bonus! Knowing the trip was coming, I contacted Fernando Abasolo via VAF to see if he’d be […]
  7. Sun ‘N Fun – 2016 (4/12/2016) - Mike Bullock and I made a trip to Sun N Fun International Fly-in at Lakeland Airport Florida. Sun N Fun is awesome! Even better than OSH!
  8. CFI Practical Exam Notes (2/20/2017) - Notes from my CFI Practical Exam with DPE Mike DeRuggiero.
  9. Sun N’ Fun 2017 (4/15/2017) - Flying to Sun N' Fun with Mike Bullock in his RV-7 & fun at the beach with the ladies!
  10. Tailwheel Endorsement  (5/7/2017) - Tailwheel endorsement training in a Super Decathlon at Freeway Airport.
  11. CFI-I Add-On Practical Exam Notes (8/2/2017) - Notes from my CFI Instrument Airplane add-on Practical Exam.
  12. Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On (12/5/2017) - Completed my Commercial Airplane Multi-Engine Add-On Checkride.
  13. Helicopter Intro (3/15/2018) - Introduction before starting my commercial helicopter add-on in a Robinson R-22.
  14. Helicopter Private Pilot Add-On (12/4/2018) - Completion of my helicopter private pilot add-on check ride.
  15. Recent Helicopter Flights (5/14/2019) - Recent helicopter flights for my wife, my buddy Chad, and flight training in the R-44.
  16. Trip to Pittsburgh (5/14/2019) - Flying to Pittsburg for work and fun. Met my buddy Zack and flew to West Virginia.
  17. Instrument Helicopter – Add on (5/21/2019) - I recently completed my Instrument Helicopter Add-on rating in a Robinson R-22 at KFDK.
  18. Helicopter Intro for my mum (9/5/2019) - I took my mother for her first helicopter flight, and a tour of some of the places I grew up.
  19. Triple Tree Fly-in (9/8/2019) - Mike Bullock and I fly to the Triple Tree Flying - Woodruff, SC @ SC00