Author: Blake

How Do I Turn On The Wipers?

Today’s flight was not bad. I didn’t have my regular FI today but a “substitute”. One of my teachers taught him when he was learning how to fly. We chatted about this particular teacher...

My Checklists

My Checklists

I’ve created two checklists. My Cessna 172 Checklist is a modification of the one given to me by my FI. It contains all of the items in the POH plus a few additional ones....

Solo.. Complete

“Let it be known that on this 9th day of May, 2006 that Blake Crosby did, alone and unassisted, take an aerodyne into orbit and furthermore did land on the same runway without loss...

Run Away!

Run Away!

I came across this pretty funny video of a radar display (timelapse of course) of FedEx airplanes landing at their memphis hub while a thunderstorm is approaching. It’s funny watching the planes turn around...

Student Pilot License Requirements

Student Pilot License Requirements

In order for you to be able to fly Solo while a student, you must be sure to have: – Your medical certificate – Radiotelephone license – Proof of citizenship – The blessing of...

It’s Solo Time!

I’m back and very anxious to get back up in the air, it’s been way too long. Some interesting things have happened since I was gone. A window from a Seneca Piper (twin engine)...

Hiatus

Hiatus

There will be no flying until I get back from vacation.. around May 7th. My lesson today was canceled because of the weather. Expect another update in the second week of May.

Great Circle Mapper

I came across the great circle mapper website that allows you to plot on a map routes you have taken from airports. I tossed in all the flights (that I can remember) since 2000....

Foiled!

Foiled!

Lesson canceled again due to weather. I think this is a record for the number of cancellations in a row since I started training. Good news is that I wrote the PSTAR on Sunday...