- Private Multiengine rating
- Commercial (single-engine) certificate
- Aerial tour of San Francisco Bay Area with the Freight Dog [n/k/a Aviation Mentor]
- Five Angel Flights
On the flip side, however, the IFR Pilot sold 78S and acquired Mike Hotel with the indubitable MS. So the funds that were going to be invested to accomplish goal #1 were redirected. And goal #2 took a backseat to enjoying the heck out of Mike Hotel.
Of further note is that the IFR Pilot logged 101.6 hours in 2006. According to this graph (thanks www.logshare.com), that's the second highest since flying operations commenced in 2000, second only to 2005, during which the IFR Pilot trekked to Alaska and back. So that's not too bad.
- Total Flights: 55
- Time in Flight: 101.6
- Day Landings: 76
- Night Landings: 23
- Actual Instrument: 10.4
- Simulated Instrument: 4.1
- Approaches: 21
- Night: 6.5
- Cross-Country: 79.5
- Solo: 37.6
- PIC: 101.4
- Dual: 16.9
- High Performance: 2.0
- Complex: 78.0
For 2007, then, the following goals, and the applicable deadlines, are set forth:
1. Commercial, single-engine license. (Written done by February 28; license accomplished by June 30.)
2. Certified flight instructor license. (Written done by September 1; license accomplished by December 31.)
3. Ten Angel Flights.
4. Log 20 hours of actual instrument time and 10 approaches in actual.
5. Return to publishing "Accident of the Week" each week. Or at least on a more regular basis.
6. Publish one freelance aviation article.
And, hopefully with any proceeds generated by #6, get one of these.