A Milestone

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  1. RyanB

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    ...a small one, but nonetheless, a milestone for me.

    Went flying this afternoon and passed 400 hours TT. I think back to the day I soloed and the many fun experiences and learning lessons that I’ve had thus far.

    Here’s to many more!

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  2. Greg Bockelman

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    I don’t remember my 400th, but I remember my 1,000th hour. Giving dual instruction to my cousin in his 150.

    I don’t really remember any other milestone hours.
     
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    Congrats Ryan!

    It's such a privilege to pilot your own plane. I get the same charge out of leaving the ground today as I did on my first flight. I think I've convinced myself that every hour is a milestone hour. Then again, that could be because I am staring at geezerhood in the near future. :D
     
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    :cheers:
     
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  5. NealRomeoGolf

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    Nice. About to hit 300 myself.
     
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    The round numbers are fun. I enjoy totaling up a new page; my cfii who has 3000+ hours, all GA, said he still gets a kick out of totaling up a page. I crossed 250 on my way down here...time to start on my commercial? The flight home will fill out a page, looking forward to adding 20 hours to each column.
     
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    This year I'll finally bust 500 after being at this for more than 20 years now.
     
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    Statute or nautical milestone?
     
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    Way to go, Ryan! From what I can tell from posting/chatting with you.... I can tell you enjoyed every single one of those 400 hours!! Here's to hundreds and thousands of more hours for you, sir!

    :goofy:
     
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    Excellent, congrats!! Just hit 450 hrs on my engine/airframe on the morning breakfast run.
     
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    It never ends. I have quite a few hours in quite a few logbooks and I like rolling over zeros the same now as I did when I hit 100, 200, 500, 1,000...
     
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    Exactly the same way! One thing I love about aviation is that every time I roll over to another zero I think back and realize how much I've learned over that period of time. It never stops.
     
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  13. asicer

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    A belated congrats! How many more pages in your logbook? I started my 2nd not long after I hit 400.
     
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    Congrats. Last year I hit that milestone, just started my second logbook this year but with weather and everything.... it’s been a very slow progress to the next 100
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what % of everyone’s hours are cross country?
    I recently did totals for insurance and had 614 total, 342 cross country (50nm definition).
     
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    We're suppose to keep logbooks? :eek:
     
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    Congrats, still plenty to learn!
     
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    Congrats Ryan! It just gets better from there.
     
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    I prefer to look at binary milestones rather than base ten.
     
  20. asicer

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    Fixed point? Or IEEE754?
     
  21. NealRomeoGolf

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    60% for me. My IR training is bringing that percentage back down.
     
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    400, woo hoo!!! Keep at it man!

    For some guys, it does end... like airline pilots who just don't care anymore and grind it out. It's just a job and they don't care.

    Now me, I'm one of those weirdo airline dudes who still keeps a paper logbook; approaching 28,000 hours now and I gotta say I still like rolling over to the next big round digit... and I balance out the boring 737 time by building/flying an RV-8(1800 hrs!), buying a share of a T-28(almost 100 hrs!) and joining the CAF and getting to fly some cool stuff(B-17, 170 hrs!). 737 time? Who cares, not me. Some guys that I fly with think I'm a freak. Maybe they're right?

    I just looked in my first logbook, and there it is, my 400th hour. July 19, 1987, a C-206 into McGehee's Catfish grass strip near Marietta, Oklahoma. 34 years ago, I was only 18... damn, now I feel old!
     
  23. MauleSkinner

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    I remember the day I rolled over 750 and had enough time to fly the WACO UPF-7. It was the day the new owner came to pick it up. :(

    I also remember the first time I flew 8 hours in a day...I was at 7.8 at quitting time, and the boss let me take the T-craft around the patch to round it out. :)
     
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    82% here. I rarely go bore holes. It would be more, but some of the burger runs are <50nm
     
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    Hey that's awesome man! I remember when passing 100 hours was a big deal
     
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    if it werent for FF flight logs id be in rough shape! lol
     
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    Congrats Ryan. I'm not too far behind you.
     
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    Congrats,,,

    i’ll crack 500 this year. I only had around 100 or so in my first 10 years
    , then i bought my cessna 140, 2 1/2 years ago... just looked ive done 170 or so in the last 12 months, . I dont like to fly that much but i dont want the engine to corrode! Lol.
     
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    I haven’t opened my logbook since September when I did the last entry in it (acceptance flight in the MU2 for the new owner), but as I recall it’s something around 3,300 total, all but 50 or so is XC. So something like 98.5% XC time.

    If you then looked at my XC time, the vast, vast majority of it is probably 300+ nm trips.
     
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    Mine worked out to be 40%, but I'm fairly new to all this, so a lot of my time is training. Back out my 100 hours of dual, and it jumps to 60%
     
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    I began flying back when it was affordable, so I don't mention how many hours I accumulated in so few years.

    It makes people grumpy if I tell them...
     
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    Thanks! I have three pages left in my log book.
     
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    56% for me.
     
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    Starting your instrument training after starting your second logbook makes it easier for the DPE to review all your training during the check ride. Just sayin' ;)
     
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    Same for me. Since I am just about at 300 hours (hit 294 last night), and my PPL training spanned 16 years, my first 100 hours was probably 75% training. If you look at my last 200 hours, I would guess 90% of it is cross country. My usual non-cross country flights are just sight seeing fun flights for people that want to experience flying. I am not going to feel bad about that. I am more like @Ted . Most of my current non-training flying is 300nm+ and that's just one way.
     
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    Congrats! :cool:

    You'll need to kick it up a notch to fly for the airlines. Weren't you asking about that a week ago?
     
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    Plan your approaches to hop out to an airport 51nm or more away, land there (even a T&G) and hop back. I would do that when I did approach practice with a friend during my IR training.
     
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    Wow. The last page of my first logbook I had 654.5 hours and I had 4 lines left. I started a new book as that was the end of a year and felt like starting the new book on a new year.
     
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    For the past 15 years my logbook has just been signatures. I can print out my database copy if needed.
     
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    Impressive. How did you keep the non-XC so low? I had a little over 50 hrs in my PPL (12 XC), but then IR and multiple check-outs in different planes, BFRs and insurance check flights, have just added up for me.

    Otherwise, when I get in the plane it's an XC flight. I'm at 79.77% XC time.