100th airport

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  1. Jim K

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    For some reason I decided to dig through my logbook and count how many different airports appear on it. Came up with 101.

    #101 was Gaston's, so that's kinda cool.

    #100 was IJX, which while a nice airport, isn't as exciting. Didn't know it was 100 or I would've gone somewhere more special.

    Anybody else track this sort of stuff?
     
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    I don't know how many airports I've landed at quite a few. I know of a few that I have landed at 100 times.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Total landings are ~600, so there's some repeats. I'd wager ~400 of those are at cmi.
     
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    About 135 airports, 1030 landings, in 5 countries for me.
     
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  5. Brad W

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    well now you've given me a project for my spreadsheet.....
     
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    Congratulations!! That is pretty cool.

    I don't think I have landed at 100 different airports in my short time in aviation? But like many I have landed well over 100 times at 2 airports that I frequent.

    Is that bad? Do I need to get out more? lol

    Happy Thanksgiving.
     
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    Wow that’s awesome! I’m only at 59 different airports (2 grass, 1 Bravo, 1 private) across 434 landings.
     
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    Hmmm... 200 landings on the USS Carl Vinson. It was at a different place each time!

    Tools
     
  10. midwestpa24

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    That is one of the cool things about using MyFlightBook, it keeps track of how many airports you have been to, and will even plot them on a map for you.
     
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    The "illinois project" has greatly inflated that number; it's been fun seeing all corners of the state. It really is quite an amazing and beautiful state, in spite of the politics & corruption. Want to see the only uranium hexafloride plant in the US, one of five in the world? Go to Metropolis, it's right next to the airport. Forests, farmlands, river bluffs, barges, the Chicago skyline, the state capital, lots of cool stuff to see.
     
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    Thats a cool idea.. and I just need to get out more!
     
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    you need to buy an airplane...then you'll have to exercise it every week to keep the engine from getting rusty....
     
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    Hey @EricBe can we add an airport counter to the totals page of MyFlightbook? :D
     
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    Nevermind, I found where you total it.

    Screenshot_20211125-085043_MyFlightbook.jpg
     
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    137 airports, 2 countries (Canada, USA), 22 states, 1083 landings.

    A long time ago I embarked on a mission to land at every paved, public (private if I could get permission) airport in my home state of Washington. A few disappeared after I bagged them. A few disappeared before I bagged them, so the exact numbers are slightly off, but of the original 128, I have 16 remaining. Two of those are Spokane and SeaTac International.

    I have one white whale. I've gone down to Morton three times with the intent of landing at Strom Field (39P). For some reason I never get comfortable. There's a hill and power lines, but I've landed at shorter fields, fields with mountains in the way, and fields with powerlines. At this point, I think it's psychological.
     
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    I hadn’t been tracking, but now that you’ve mentioned it, I checked. I’m at 93, so I’ll start planning something cool for 100!
     
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    I took advantage of the pandemic to fly VFR into ORD during the day. That was a rare opportunity for a ~120 hour pilot. Did MDW for my IFR XC, and my home field CMI is probably the third busiest, so its all downhill from here. Oddly the grass fields are proving harder as it seems like it rains every time I have a chance to go "get" one.

    Can I claim Canada? I touched down on Canadian soil (asphalt) and then taxied to the US ramp at 48Y. If you go with the "boots on the ground" rule my airplane has been to Canada, but I haven't.
     
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    From memory… M72, 22M, 8M1, M40, 25M, M41, M44, 5A4, 5A6, 1A6, KTUP, KUOX, KHKS, KOLV, KDCU, KPIB, KGNF, KGWO, KRNV, KCKM, KBTR, KJKA, KMSL, KBNA, KTHA, KSNH, KAWM, KRHP, KRYY, KSTF, KCMD, KMEI, KDWH, KCEW, KBKV, KSAV, KFPR, KVLA, KFLD, KOSH, KIAD, KDTS, 4R9, KDAB, A08, KCRX, 15M, KOSX, 5A6, KHOT, KTYQ, KFTY, KFGU, KMKL, KEVV, KPMU, KLUL, KFLL, KMGM, KMRC, KBNA, KMEM, KMBO, KJAN, M34, KMQY, KHAB, 8A1, KTVR, KPVE, I69, KRZR, KFYM, KBYH, M05, M34.

    ForeFlight says 582 landings, so probably 650ish total. 500hrs
     
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    Yesterday’s 8 hour drive was all about the merits of twin vs single, and different types of icing protection haha


    ORD and MDW are still on my list.. :(
     
  22. AKBill

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    You have a better memory than mine...:rolleyes:
     
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    90% of those are in the past 2 years, so that helps
     
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    only 67.... seems like more, with 726 landings
     
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    I track airports landed in my RV-8 on a Google map; right now I'm at roughly 490 airports accrued over 15 years and 1850 hours of flying. I need to find a few more to bump it up to 500 just for giggles, plus I need to bag a landing in Nevada so I can mark all the Lower 48 states in my RV. But, my total airport count is a good bit higher if I count my airline and freight dog flying over the last 31 years... but for now, my inner geek only counts the RV stuff to the list. Not sure I have the energy to peruse my logbooks for the rest of them.
     
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    This thread made me count, 99 different airports. Guess I need one more
     
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    You %(*^%$$ made me dig logs and count! Haha.

    128.

    Here they are in alphabetical order. Check for your favorites!

    One of my personal favorites is Meigs. I'll remember it forever.

    35Q, 3K6, 3LF
    AAT, ABI, AEG, ALN, AVX
    BFL, BLH, BLI, BLV, BMC, BMI, BUR
    CCB, CDH, CGX, CGZ, CHD, CIR, CL35, CMO, CNO, CPS, CRQ, CXL
    CYSE, CYXX
    DEC, DVT, DWH
    E05, E63, E69, EDU, EHR, ELK, ELP, EMT, ENL, EVV, EYQ
    F70, FES, FFZ, FHU, FLG, FUL
    GEU, GRE, GUP, GYR
    HAF, HHR, HII, HMT, HND, HSB, HSD, HUF
    IHZ, IWA, IXD, IZA
    JTC
    L06, L18, L45, LGB, LUF
    M34, MCC, MDH, MDW, MEM, MEV, MFR, MIT
    MMLP, MMLT, MMSF, MMSL
    MO49, MOD, MVN, MWA, MYF
    OKB, OLV, OLY, ONT
    P04, P14, P33, P52, PAN, PGA, PHX, PSP
    RMN, RPH
    SAF, SAN, SAR, SBD, SCK, SDL, SDM, SEE, SEZ, SIK, SJN, SMO, SNS, SOW, SPI, SQL, STS
    T03, TCC, TUS
    VGT, VNY
    WDG, WWR
    XBP
    YUM (now NYL)
     
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    Haven’t gone through my logs, but looking at a chart, I’m surprised I was able to count 44 airports that I can remember flying to. The most memorable trip was definitely First Flight after a flight up the beach. Triple Tree for the eclipse and lunch at the Beacon after. Flying into Chesapeake and missing right traffic until I was at the airport (Doh). A club annual flight to Fayetteville in IMC. St Simon for barbecue and running into my cousin.
     
  29. NoHeat

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    Iowa has just over 100 airports in the state, and if someone lands at all of them, they win an award from the FlyIowa organization.

    https://flyiowa.org/fly-iowa-challenge/

    It must be very uncommon, but this summer, when I was eating pancakes at the annual FlyIowa flyin, a pilot was presented that award.
     
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    I just started counting the ones I could remember, 100 wasn’t very many.
     
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    211 airports over 44 states and 10 countries. To be fair work has contributed the vast majority of that. I have been trying to get to every paved strip in my home state with my plane, but Florida has a lot more airports than I realized!
     
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    Last Spring Wife and I flew around the country and I logged landing in 13 states. That trip, plus many years of flying, give me logged landings in all 48 lower states.
    About 12 years ago I had a student, Shawn W, and after he got his PPL he put together a "Touch 'Em All" project. The goal, to land all all 38 public, paved airports in Maine. a while after, an airport meeting with MDOT I brought up the project and they liked it. A great way to promote GA in the state. Asked Shawn if it was OK to post on the state MDOT site and he agreed.
    https://www.maine.gov/mdot/aviation/docs/Maine-Touch_Em_All_Project-1.pdf
    I am still a few airports short.
     
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    Only 42 airports in 9 states. Will have to work on that.
     
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    I have 1217 landings.
    Mostly because the Cub needs fuel every 1.5 hours, so lots of repeats, but 277 different airports.
    I've been some places in the Cub.
    More importantly, I've been some places where I shouldn't have been at all. :D
     
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    Congrats!

    Too bad 100 wasn't more special.

    Earlier this year I thought I missed 200 being special. Then I found I'd missed entering one in my tracker spreadsheet, so 200 was visiting our youngest daughter in Pueblo. :D

    Lots of repeats, from visiting our middle daughter in Lexington, to common locations for Angel Flight, and other common destinations.

    I have a little over 1,400 hours and just over 1,200 landings.



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    Does it have to be an official airport to be included in the official count or just any landings.??

    I quit counting landings when I was doing 15 or so a day.
     
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    I think it’d be special if location #100 is on the back 40 of the ranch, or some gravel near a glacier, or a sandbar on a winding river, or maybe a dried lake bed, a frozen lake, or even a melted lake!
     
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    Which all the above are my favorite landing areas, except the melted lake might be a little tough with wheels...

    I landed on a frozen lake once very late in the season. The landing area was marked off in black paint. And you know what the sun does to ice that is painted black...:eek2: So i guess I could say I landed on a melting lake. :lol:
     
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    Number 100 for me was SFO during the early days of the pandemic. SFO had just three scheduled arrivals in the 3pm hour that day, but I still had to hold since a flight of T-38s decided to check SFO off their bucket list. SFO was also the last public airport on the SFO TAC that I hadn't landed at.
     
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    So I've been putting off putting my records into an electronic format. This exercise convinced me I should do it, and with everyone recommending "my flight book", I gave it a shot.

    I found a surprising number of mistakes...

    Picked up .3 total, .5 imc, 2 complex, and 5 xc. I also found that I wrote "RLL" instead of "RRL" . Apparently I'm not as good at keeping a paper log as I thought....

    When I counted, I guess I must've double counted one airport. MFB came up with exactly 100, and I went through and double checked that all the identifiers were in there. Which makes Gastons #100 after all :cheers:
     
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