The trip in overview

Today I thought I'd look at a general overview of what my trip entailed. Here it is. The trip up. And the trip back..   Total flying, including test flight of approx 25 hours!. That's a lot of sitting in a small plane. Posted with Blogsy

Return Planning

I've spent this weekend in Adelaide on a stopover from work. Since I have some spare time I've taken the opportunity to do some return flight planning. This is what I've come up with….. Return sectors. KOSH – 21D Lake Elmo, Minnesota Alternate KMFI, Marshfield Wisconsin   21D – KAXN Alexandria, Minnesota   KAXN –Continue reading “Return Planning”

Back to Reality – damn it

After 12.5 hours in one of Air NZ’s 777’s I find myself thrust back into winter and back in the real world with everything that goes with it. The next month of work is going to be hard to deal with. I’ve got a few other things I need to do to be ready forContinue reading “Back to Reality – damn it”

Lessons day

Yesterday I had my meeting with Joe and John from the Riverside FSDO. They gave me the required test area for my test flight next month. Had a look around the plane and chatted for a bit. They are nice guys and very accommodating. I also spent a little time getting a full understanding ofContinue reading “Lessons day”

Put plane together..check

Here’s a quick update via iPhone. So I finished the assembly today. Got the controls rigged and safetied. The rear tank in and canopy on. Roland from chapter 92, a retired A&P helped with a duplicate for me then I put the remainder of the interior in.I will meet with Joe from the FAA onContinue reading “Put plane together..check”

Day 2 is Repair day

Went to Aircraft Spruce this morning. Got some supplies for the repair work. Spent the late morning on the repairs then glued everything in place. Finished up the engine installation. Boy my leg muscles are sore! Since I had to wait for the glue I left early. Not a lot of VP today. Tried toContinue reading “Day 2 is Repair day”