Wednesday, October 14
License to Learn
By Brady Lane at 1:00 PM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 34.7 | Days since I started: 365 | Cost: $5,157.60
It was one year ago today that I took my first flight lesson. WOW, what an incredible year it has been!
I remember vividly what that first takeoff felt like, then a few months later what it felt like to take off with no one else in the plane. It’s been an incredible journey and the best part is it’s just beginning.
I earned my sport pilot certificate a few months ago and this video blog chronicles the entire process—each and every lesson.
If you’re curious what flight lessons are like, I encourage you to watch the videos on this blog. If you’re currently taking lessons, I think you’ll find you’re not the only one who has ever struggled with short-field landings. If you’ve been a pilot for 20 years, I hope you also enjoy these videos and will leave a comment or some advice from your experience to help those who are currently earning their wings.
It’s been said that a pilot’s certificate is a license to learn. I feel I now have much to explore—landing on grass for the first time, flying a real cross-country (you know the across-the-country kind), flying to my first pancake breakfast, tailwheel training, who knows, maybe even floatplane and skiplane training.
As I continue to fly, the cameras will continue to roll and I will be posting the videos in a forum section on Oshkosh365 (more details to come soon). I will also be writing a monthly column in Sport Aviation about my flying experiences as a new pilot. I realize there is much remaining for me to experience and for me to learn and I look forward to sharing it all with you.
Thanks for helping me earn my wings with your advice and encouragement on this blog. Hopefully this video series will continue to inspire people to act on their dreams.