I am very sorry it has been so long since I’ve given you all an update on what’s going on. I have no excuse other than pure laziness.
I have had so much fun flying all over recently. I am still building time for my Commercial Rating and let me tell you. I will miss the day when I don’t get to build time on my own like this. I am really enjoying going out and flying wherever I want to go. My last two most memorable time-building flights were to Yakima, Washington and Redding California.
For my Yakima flight, I flew at 9,000 feet and flew east down near the Columbia River until about The Dalles, then went north up to Yakima. The reason I chose that less direct route was because any other (more direct route) would take me over more mountanous terrain and would require me to go to 12,000 or 16,000 feet. When I got to Yakima, I parked at Noland-Decoto Flying Services to fuel and find a place to eat. The people were very friendly and one of the guys that worked their let me take his car into town to find something to eat. And what did I find. One of my all time favorite burger places. Red Robin! After eating my bacon cheeseburger I drove back to the airport, checked the weather, filed my IFR flight plan and began my preflight to head back home. The flight both there and back were fairly uneventful. Stayed mostly on-top of the cloud deck. I put together an album of photos of my trip..be sure and read the captions!
My next post, which I hope to write soon, will be about my trip to Redding California for In-N-Out burgers, where I logged a total of 6.3 hours.
Thanks for reading.