I hope everyone had a great holiday break! This was the first month in three years where I didn’t go flying once. I’m hoping that trend doesn’t continue.
As 2008 leaves us, its on to look ahead to 2009!
I’ve never been fond of the term “new years resolutions”, instead I use the term “goals”. So here are my aviation goals for 2009:
- Finish up and get my CPL
- Write the INRAT for my IFR Rating
- (Finally) Go to Oshkosh
- Fly an ultralight!
These are all pretty realistic. I’ve already got the necessary hours for the CPL, just need some dual and my long x-country (plus the written). The INRAT for the IFR rating shoul be easy to complete as well.
I’d love to get my IFR rating but there are a few issues: 1. I’m not sure if I will be able to stay current after getting my rating as I don’t own my own plane. 2. The money I would spend on getting my IFR rating could be used as a down payment for my own aircraft instead! So, I’m still toying with the idea of getting my IFR rating.
Infact, I’m still debating about making this whole flying thing a career change….