Phoenix Hour Building

I started to plan this trip, as I needed to build the hours I required to start my commercial/MEIR. The basic requirement I had, was for the trip to be quick and cheap. I was able to avail of free flights to the US with my employer Cargolux, and with the hourly rate less than half the price I pay in Europe, the US seemed the obvious place to go. The only thing left was to decide where in the US.

I ended up choosing Phoenix, one, because I expect that the weather would be ideal (not entirely the case), and two, because I wanted to use the hours to make it a trip to remember, and I knew that Phoenix would be an ideal location to base myself for some beautiful flying.

Knowing that it was going to be a trip of a lifetime, I wanted to keep some sort of record of the trip. It was this desire, that led to the creation of this blog.

Anyway, enough of the rambling. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the read.

Day 1/2 – Luxembourg to Phoenix

Day 3 – Checking Out

Day 4 – Mountain Checkout

Day 5 – Set free

Day 6 – Big Bear Lake

Day 7 – A Storm’s a Brewing?

Day 8 – Flagstaff, a big hole and some lightning

Day 9 – Déja Vu

Day 11 – And if we go to Mexico

Day 12 – Chuck Chuck Splurt Splurt

Day 13 – NOTAMs, remember to get the NOTAMs!

Day 14 – Drinkin’ & Shootin’

Day 15 – The Grand Finale!

Day 16 and the Rest – The Long Road Home!


2 thoughts on “Phoenix Hour Building”

  1. Sounds like a great itinerary to me!

    • Hey,

      Yeah I had a great trip, it was a lovely part of the world, especially from the air.

      Great to see your enjoying Ireland. I had a read through some of your posts, made me reminiscent of home. Foynes is somewhere I’ve been meaning to see for years, I just never got around to it.

      I’m from the east of the country, but I had a great few years down around Limerick, during my apprenticeship at Shannon airport. It’s still my favorite Irish city. It gets a bad rap, but a very friendly bunch of people in general.

      If you’re still in Ireland, enjoy the rest of your trip. 🙂

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