On our “Superbowl Sunday,” Katt and I flew over to Hot Springs, Montana and enjoyed a couple hours of soaking at Symes Hot Springs. It was wonderful! The tiny Hot Springs airport has a courtesy car! Sweet! In the process, I finished my first log book after almost 12 years of flying – another milestone. My stats are at the bottom of this page!
Landing at Hot Springs!
By the numbers: 5/22/2001 to 2/3/2013
Number of flights: 273
Total time: 380 hours
Solo or Pilot in Command: 336 hours
Flight Training: 73 hours
Cross-country (more than 50 nautical miles from point of departure): 113 hours
Night flying: 27 hours
Simulated instrument flying: 10 hours
Landings, total: 616
Landings, day: 553
Landings, night: 63
Airplane, Single-Engine, Land (ASEL): 379 hours
Airplane, Single-Engine, Sea (ASES): 1 hour
High-performance aircraft (more than 200 hp): 39 hours
Types of Aircraft flown: 10 (Cessna 150, 152, 172, 172RG, 172SP, 182, Turbo 182, Turbo 182RG, Piper Super Cub, Warrior)
Number of Airports visited: 47
Number of States I’ve flown in: 7 (Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Missouri, Oregon, Washington)
Number of engine-outs: 1 – restarted in flight, bad spark plug showed up during power-off (idle engine) stall
Number of “close calls”: just a couple – did a touch and go and forgot to retract flaps, did a go-around and forgot to turn off carb heat.