Another flying milestone

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!

Daryl and Katt on the way to Hot Springs, Montana. Copyright Daryl Greaser

Daryl and Katt on the way to Hot Springs, Montana. Copyright Daryl Greaser


Landing at Hot Springs!

Sunset on the return flight - sweet! Copyright Katt McClaine

Sunset on the return flight – sweet! Copyright Katt McClaine

Flying past Ch-Paa-Qn peak, with the Missions Mountains in the background. Copyright Katt McClaine

Flying past Ch-Paa-Qn peak, with the Missions Mountains in the background. Copyright Katt McClaine

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.

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