This blog is about me, Brian, and my experiences as an aviator in the United States and wherever else my wings happen to take me. Since the journey is different for everyone, some aspects can be confusing. I want to integrate some of the explanations I use when tutoring up-and-coming pilots at Miramar Community College who are taking the Private Pilot Ground School course, and any observations from my work as an instructor at National Air College and American Aviation Academy.
This blog isn’t just for new pilots – there’ll be plenty of stuff here for pilots with more experience: reviews of airport restaurants and facilities, aviation products, and my own commentary and opinions. Since sharing is caring, your comments and opinions are welcome here too, so send them to me if you’re so inclined.
Since I’m an opinionated guy, I’ll occasionally share thoughts on things that don’t always relate to aviation. If I can I’ll relate them back to flying, but rest assured that they’ll be placed in the appropriate categories.
Thanks and enjoy.
Current ratings and Endorsements
Private Pilot (Airplane, Single-Engine Land) – June 21, 2011
Private Pilot (Airplane, Single-Engine Sea) – January 07, 2012
Instrument (Airplane) – March 03, 2012
Complex Airplane – April 03, 2012
High Performance Airplane – May 18, 2012
Commercial (Airplane, Single-Engine Land) – June 15, 2012
Commercial (Airplane, Multi-Engine Land) – July 07, 2012
Spin Training, Airplane – July 31, 2012
Tailwheel Airplane – August 03, 2012
CFI, ASEL – November 24, 2012
CFI, MEI – January 17, 2013
CFI, MEI-I – January 17, 2013
Instructors and FBOs I’ve Trained With
National Air College, KMYF (Airport Information)
Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base, F57 (Airport Information)
American Aviation Academy, KSEE (Airport Information)
Pacific Wings, KMYF (Airport Information)
Dave Derby, KSEE (Airport Information)
Sheble’s Sea, Sail, and Tail, KA20 (Airport Information)
Airline Transport Professionals, KLZU (Airport Information) and KMYF (Airport Information)
Current Logbook Totals