Saturday, May 24, 2014

918 Days

918 days after arriving in the US it is time to leave and head back to Ireland. I returning home to Ireland with no regrets.

So long America. See you next time.

N54288 KCHD

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Last Adventure

Had my last adventure in the US. 3.5 hours logged on a cross country between Oregon and Seattle. Landed at KRNT which is my 42nd airport. Never quite made it to 50!


VFR transition across SEATAC class bravo was amazing.

Return flight is available on Flightaware.

Photos to follow.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Seattle Seaplanes - Part 2

Aborted take-off and my first glassy water technique approach and landing.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Seattle Seaplanes - Part 1

Check out my video from last weekend. Hopefully it motivates someone to go and try Seaplane flying.

Busy Evening at @flypdx

Flew into KPDX after a long week at work. Busy at KPDX and the surround airspace, but TRACON still found time to slot me in. Gotta love flying in Portland.

Cockpit Audio

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

AOPA Article

Big thanks to Jill at AOPA for her continued coverage of my aviation journey. She wrote an article about my pending move away from the US. Was a nice surprise to check my Twitter feed today to see this!

What I said is true. GA is very special in the US. Fight to keep what you have because its amazing!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

First Seaplane Flight

Logged 1.6 hours. 7 water landings and signed off my BFR. What a great day to go flying in Seattle. Booked a two hour training flight with Seattle Seaplanes based at Lake Union in Seattle, WA.

0W0, Lake Union, WA


We departed Lake Union which lies just north of downtown Seattle. Flew over Lake Washington and then transitioned the northern part of Boeing Fields airspace before heading NW over the Puget Sound towards Port Orchards where we would perform the majority of the training maneuvers. 

Performed 95% of the flying myself. First take-off and landing was tough but I soon got the hang of it. What an amazing experience. When I return to the US I will be sure to add on this rating.

Downtown Seattle


Flying NW over Puget Sound

Beach Landing in 21T!

Downtown Seattle

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014


First time landing at KPDX today. Turns out it was my wife's first flight in Oregon too. Great service provided by PDX TRACON and TWR.

Video to follow.

Happy Wife!

PDX Class Charlie Airspace