- IR ME extension (scheduled this July)
- taking my foreign FAA IR written test to get a full piggyback licence so that I can rent an N reg twin (there are many of them in Europe)
- difference training on various twins (Cessna 310/340, 337, Baron) until I find the one I like, I’m already current on DA42
- finish my FI course
- get a full SPL (with cross country extension)
- get a PPL(H)
- as soon that it’s possible without setting up an ATO setting up my own flight school (So that my weekend sorties can be useful to someone)
- getting my BPL
- extending my microlight French licence to gyros, flexwings, and paragliders.
- built a hangar and start a collection of aircrafts…
I’m a long way behind schedule…
What is your todo list?
Going for the EIR, but probably not before end of next year due to family situation.
Piotr that’s quite exhausting, I need some help on the SPL and BPL acronyms. The Gatwick licensing department might cut you a bulk purchase deal.
My list is a bit prosaic, but ideally get some basic spannering skills although don’t think I would ever have the skills for a homebuilt.
There are a few types which would be nice to have in the logbook, mainly in the Trainer Liaison Artillery Observer class: Stinson, Auster, Argus, Stearman, Bucker, Bird dog, and O-2 Mixmaster.
My major aviation goal is to afford pursuing my flying interests in 2024 and beyond… at which point my time will no longer be for sale (my higher level goal) and almost every day in my area will be a VFR flying day. Owning, flying and maintaining a two seat Pitts or Christen Eagle, or maybe a radial engined pre-war cabin classic, would be nice sub-goal at that point.
BPL: Balloon Pilot Licence
Good thread. Lets me rethink my own aviation bucket list a bit.
if I ever get the chance:
- fly a Hawker Hunter
- fly a Citation
- reactivate my MEP rating
- possibly upgrade to either a TwinCom or a Seneca after I retire…
- Finally get to visit Oskosh..
Finish RV10 paint and get her airworthy.
Build a hangar at home
Buy an enstrom 280fx
Mine is …
upgrade to the Aspen (will be done in 1 month)
fly to Marokko (planed for next year)
upgrade the CRI to FI IR (next year)
fly from Germany to the US with my Beech (somewhen)
For me it’s simple enough.
To own an aircraft that can carry 3 people + bags, does 120Kts and that is cheap enough to run that I can afford to fly it without having to worry about the costs.