May 17, 2006

Itching to Fly

I will spare the detailed excuses and simply say Thirty Eight.

It has been a month since my last flight and man do I have the itch to get out to the airport. But, a busy travel schedule combined with inconsistent weather in Chicago has kept me grounded. My goal is to get an hour or two of flying in sometime in the next seven days.

Memorial Day signifies the start of a busier flying season for me. Since moving to Chicago it has been harder to fly as it takes more time to get out to the airport and to find aircraft rental availability. Though it gets easier as summer starts and the sun is out longer giving more time for daytime VFR. I also take several long weekends to head up to Northern Wisconsin where I will often fly a few times over the weekend. I love flying out of the small airports in Wisconsin.

While on the ground I have been filling my aviation needs with my magazine subscriptions: AOPA Pilot, AOPA Flight Training and Flying Magazine. I also have been enjoying reading many of the aviation blogs listed in my blogroll to the right, checking out podcasts like Finer Points and answering e-mails from my readers.

An aspiring pilot from Michigan wrote me to see what I thought of the Sporty's DVD Pilot Courses. I told him they were well worth the investment and that I found them extremely beneficial while learning to fly but also a great as a refresher between flights. I also had a conversation with a pilot in the UK who has put up an interesting site and blog at, check it out.

Well, I am off to look at the seven day forecast and figure out when I log some time in the 172.

Posted by at May 17, 2006 6:49 AM

Looks like you won't have to wait too long!!

Posted by: CJ at May 18, 2006 7:57 PM