Thursday, November 28, 2013


Enjoy this short video from my flight to Kelso (KKLS) two weekends ago. Another new airport with another first time passenger. Fun times!

734KU booked for the 7th December. Expect a new video soon.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Flying Adventures

I'm going to start blogging about flying other than mine.

Check out two videos of people claiming to have the worlds shortest commercial flight. 

World's shortest commercial flight? from IndoPilot on Vimeo.

Aren't we lucky being pilots?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Two Years in US

Celebrating two years in the US this week. So many dreams fulfilled. So much more to do in the next 8 months.

Flying With Wife


Monday, November 18, 2013

Flight Sim Video

Made a flight sim video. Love A2A's C172 trainer. Helps pass the wet days in Oregon when I can't fly real world.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2014 Ambitions

As the year draws to an end what are you looking forward to in 2014?

2014 is the year I head back to Ireland. But I have 7 months flying left. Here is my list;

(0) TRACON tours and lots of them (this is P0!)
(1) Seaplane flying in Seattle,
(2) Flying in the the clouds (with a IFR rated pilot of course!),
(3) Fly to California from Oregon,
(4) Land at KBFI and KPAE,
(5) Cross the Canadian border (legally!)
(6) Fly something other than the C172!

and I would love to do some more flying in AZ but I don't know if that will happen.

I have to make the most of my time between now and July 2014. American dream will soon be over.

37th Airport

After a three week break due to life and weather(!), I was back flying again at the weekend. I'm enjoying venturing north to the Oregon/Washington State border. This time, I landed at Kelso Southwest Washington Airport. Despite being a dry weekend day, there was not a sole around. Saying that, Scappoose was very busy on the radio. Took me 5 minutes to get through the delta airspace at KHIO. If I knew it was going to take that long, then I would have just climbed above their airspace!

Had another first time flyer too. Work colleague from intel, so I was sure to fly overhead the factory in Hillsboro we are both working at. Always fun making sure that right seat stays occupied. 

Plan is to survive the next three months and hit the ground running (pardon the pun) come March. Lots of great adventures planned.

Intel, Hillsboro Oregon

Columbia River

Short Final 30 KKLS

Video to follow soon.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Oregon wx sucks! Been grounded over the last two weeks. Clear weather didn't line up with my work/personal schedule. However, all going well, I will be flying this weekend. Stay tuned!

In the mean time, enjoy reading the AOPA article about life after a failed checkride. I get a mention!