My flight training hit several milestones this week, not the least of which was my first solo flight. An awesome experience that was not nearly so difficult as everyone warned me it would be. I expected to be nervous, but I was less concerned and more thrilled. Pictured at the top is a photo of my first pick up as a company helicopter taxis in behind me. Also this week I took my FAA written exam for a private pilot cetificate - rotorcraft. I was stressed to the max over it, taking practice tests galore, but ended up passing with an respectable 87% (The average is 78%.) So the past few months of studying, stressing and practicing have come together in a monumental week of relief... Now we're off to cross country flights, full down autos and more.
Here's some video clips of my first solo:
Friday, July 07, 2006
Did you know that Salt Lake City has it's own Ass Factory? Though some may have suspected it, I'll wager most didn't know till today that one actually exists. At least I didn't until I stumbled upon it wandering about downtown on a geocaching hunt. The Munchkin and I were threshing out the nearest caches to Mom's new office on 2nd South in Salt Lake City and we came across some rather remarkable sites on our three square block voyage though the alleys and annals of Salt Lake. We enjoyed it so much, we want to invite you to stumble around downtown for a while and see what you dig up.