July 30, 2009

Celebrating Five Years as a Private Pilot

ChicagoAirandWaterShow2008_t-6.jpgI spent much of my childhood and adult life looking up at the sky and dreaming of flying. In April of 2004 I decided to stop dreaming and making learning to fly a reality. Ninety-five days after taking my first introductory flight and after logging 47.2 hours I earned my Private Pilots license on August 1, 2004.

On Saturday, I celebrate five great years enjoying the benefits of my license including all the great places I have flown and experiences I have gained. To honor this milestone I am heading to Oshkosh, I can think of no more appropriate way to enjoy this achievement then a weekend of aviation fun at AirVenture.

In addition to my own personal flying experiences through this blog and the wonderful people I have met I have enjoyed some amazing flying experiences. Below are links to some of my favorite flights, experiences and lessons from the past five years.

Enjoy, I know I have:

Posted by at July 30, 2009 12:06 AM

Congratulations on the milestone! I've read the blog for a while but missed many of the earlier posts... I'll be sure to head back in time and see what you were thinking at some other major milestones.

Best wishes for the next 5 years in the skies!

Posted by: Steve at July 30, 2009 3:26 PM | Reply

Congrats on your "anniversary." 95 days / 47 hours -- impressive!

Posted by: Charlene Gervais at July 31, 2009 7:38 AM | Reply

Congratulations on your first 5 years of flight! :)

Posted by: CJ at July 31, 2009 12:04 PM | Reply

Congrats Todd!!

5 years is a terrific achievement, and you've done some great stuff.

OSH seems like the perfect celebration gift.

Great blog, btw.

Posted by: JC at August 2, 2009 1:12 AM | Reply

Congrats. I have enjoyed following along, keep up the blogging (and of course the flying).

Posted by: John at August 3, 2009 12:07 PM | Reply

And now you're approaching your 6th year of flying. Congratulations in advance.

Posted by: Mark at March 5, 2010 10:01 AM | Reply

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