Reader question: what’s your 2019 flying resolution?

2019 is just around the corner, and many pilots take the time to make a flying resolution for the new year. We’d like to hear from you – what’s your aviation goal for 2019? Do you want to fly more, add a rating, get current, check out in a new airplane, or maybe fly to Oshkosh? Add your comment below – and be sure to tell us how you plan to keep yourself honest.

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  • I’ll start the ball rolling with a resolution for Air Facts readers: You may think you have an idea for a story, but then think you’re not a writer, they probably won’t want it, it’s not that interesting, and all the other things we tell ourselves. Let this be the year that you share that flying story with your fellow pilots in Air Facts. My best advice is to tell a story — just plain and simple, using the words you would normally use talking to a friend and share your story with us. And, as we always say, photos are a plus.

    In return, my resolution will be to do my best that in 2019 Air Facts is free from typos, misspellings, grammar mistakes, and technical errors. At least, I’ll give it the old try!

    Happy New Year to the Air Facts community.

  • I will put more effort into marking the unusable taxi ways on my iPad from notams to make sure there’s no conflict after landing and how to find the FBO. There’s tons of construction at many major airports so more preflight planning is in order.

  • Two resolutions:

    1) Continue to learn the art of flying so that I can help my students fly safely and well

    2) Be here to write resolutions for 2020!

  • My goal is work my way from zero pilot knowledge and experience all the way up to CFI!
    I only started flying in September.

    I’m in my late 40’s and am making a huge career change. So far so good. Lots of “ups and downs”, but that’s part of learning to fly.

  • My goal is to have at least 50 different days of the year entered in my logbook for 2019.

    I originally wanted to say “fly every week,” but that’s impossible, because my work requires me to travel overseas for at least a few weeks/year, often on short notice. This seemed like a good proxy for that.

    • I like that goal, David. Hours logged is one thing, but days spent in the air is maybe more important. I might steal that one.

  • Similar to Doc and Bob, I started flight training at age 50, earned my PPL and now studying for my CPL. I plan on taking it to MIFR with a view to also becoming a CFI, one step at a time.
    Very refreshing career switch up and I have no regrets whatsoever. Highly recommended for those contemplating a change and looking for a challenge!

  • My goal for this year is to get my PPL. I started training 11 years ago but had to stop due to college and lack of funds. I am now finally in a good spot make it happen.

  • 1. If it’s bigger, faster, and more sophisticated, I want to fly it and get paid for it.
    2. Turbine time.
    3. Write more cool stories for Air Facts Journal.

  • My goal for 2019 is to wrap up my rotorcraft private add-on. I have been working on it for almost 2 years pretty steadily, but at 67 I don’t learn as fast as I used to. It’s a good challenge for a fixed-wing pilot, but at the same time lots of fun.

  • My 2019 goal will be to log 100 + hours in my helicopter.
    Do 1 cross country 1000 + miles.
    Yearly PPC early Febuary.
    Re-visit Advanced Mountain course.
    Attend to 1 Transport Canada Safety siminar and one FAA Safety seminar.

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