Archive of posts regarding aviation
Due to a variety of factors, Mozilla changed venues for our 2017 winter all-hands meeting to Austin, Texas, and Austin being a city with relatively poor commercial airline connectivity, ticket prices were fairly high even for me to fly there from Phoenix.
I have had business dealings requiring me to visit Berlin regularly for the last 5 years, and in 2018 I finally made the trip outside of the city to Strausberg Airport to rent a Cessna 172SP Skyhawk.
While I lived in a lot of different places as a child, I came of age along the Florida panhandle, and for that reason it’ll always hold a special place in my heart.
I’ve had a lot more opportunity to travel since I joined Mozilla, and it eventually occurred to me: I could rent aircraft in some of these places I was visiting, and see those places in a different way.
I’m training to be able to fly in clouds and other poor visibility situations. Part of the requirements for this “Instrument Rating” is to fly cross-country, on instrument rules, and do instrument landings at three airports, a task I undertook last Friday
I am training right now for my instrument rating add-on to my private pilot certificate. For years I said that there was little point to me having this rating, because in Arizona, when there is weather, you don’t want to fly in it.