2009 in Review
Ratings: Didn't complete my IR check ride.....top of the things to do list in 2010.
Aircraft: I got to fly (right seat) in a Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Beech C23 and the real biggie; Mary and I bought an airplane!
Medical : Had my hip surgery, Off three months from flying, back in the saddle in July
Flights: Longest cross country to date, we brought our new plane home T31 McKinney Texas to Davis, WV (WV62) - We took a vacation to Stoneington , ME (93B) - Two trips to Texas, one for Jeff's plane purchase and one for our new plane - Christmas in St. Michaels - Wings FlyBQ (KLOM) - Windwood Resort, Davis WV (WV62)
Favorite flight of the year: Well vacation flights are always fun but in August I asked Mary if she wanted to do dinner in Cape May, pretty much a last minute decision. I flight planned while she got ready then I got ready and off we went, The Oyster bay, one of our favorites!
New Airports: 44N, KAVP, KIPT, KPSN, T31, WV62, KHFD, 93B, KHZD, KLCI, KDDH, W99, KIOB, KDWH,KUTA, KMSL, N68, KRKD
New States: ME, NH, VT, CT, WV, TX, KY, TN, MS, AL
First Time Flyers: My sister Denise and her husband Dave, Pam and Teds neighbor Trevor.
Flight Time: 104.3 hours
Notes: Mary and I shared fun times with all our flying friends and we got to meet Bo & Sandra Boggs in McKinney, TX. When I first started flying I read Bo's blog, Flights of the Mouse, it got me hooked on keeping a journal and someday owning a plane to see the country...."the magic carpet" was a good nicname Bo attached to the aircraft we fly!
Schedule and pass the IR check ride!!!! A MUST DO
Break the 500 flight hours mark (I'll need 125 this year)
Enjoy the new plane and not $pend on new toys this first year...this is not going to be easy
Take some long trips and enjoy the new ride with my Bride!