Monday, February 18, 2013

First Trip Inside a MOA

Had my first flight into a MOA on Monday. Departed CHD in 54288. Flew between P08 and Florence avoided restricted airspace R2310. Contacted ABQ CTR to verify that the OUTLOW MOA was COLD.

Landed at E67. I need to plan plenty more of these types of flights. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

E67 inside the OUTLAW MOA
Departed 08 & climbed east before turning back west

Climbing out West back to CHD

Sharing the Ramp

Took this photo on the ramp at KIWA last week. Love sharing the ramp with military aircraft.

N54288 KIWA Ramp

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Working On Landings

Flew CHD to DVT yesterday via the Phoenix Class Bravo airspace. Been thinking long and hard about my landing technique during the week. I added in more aft trim as suggested by my Facebook friends. Seemed to work. I also held off the weight on the nose gear as with a soft field landing. I think this will have to be my new technique going forward.

Loved the ATC aspect of yesterdays flight. I'm very lucky being able to fly in and around class bravo airspace.

KDVT arrival video - GoPro DVT Video

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Right Seat To KPHX

Had the chance to fly right seat into KPHX today. Flew with a fellow pilot from CHD in a Piper Warrior. It was pretty much the same routine as my PiC flight in December 2012. 

Gotta love flying into Class Bravo airports. It's certainly a highlight for me here in Arizona.

Can't wait to do this again next month!!

View from Cutter Aviation

Holding Short 25L KPHX
KC135's at KPHX

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

P08 Arrival Video

P08 Arrival VideoGoPro Arrival Video

Coolidge Pancake Breakfast (P08)

Attended my first pancake breakfast at P08 last weekend. I had to disappoint some of my non pilot friends back home on Facebook because I showed no photos of actual pancakes! Same here i'm afraid! Just planes.

This was my first visit to a non towered fly in. I wasn't quite prepared for the number of aircraft flying in at once. It was quite a buzz. And I certainly wasn't expecting landing on the active whilst someone else was still on the runway. As with all other flights, I loved working the radios.

Approach was fun. Had to keep my speed at 90-100KIAS for long as possible to ensure spacing behind me! Will certainly be heading back in March!