Author Archives: Phil Anady

General William J. Fox Airfield – KWJF

General William J. Fox Airfield is located in the Antelope Valley. KWJF is a Class Delta (D) airport serving one runway (06/24) that is 7,200 feet long and 150 feet wide. Fox Field is the only general aviation airport in … Continue reading

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Rosamond Skypark – L00

The Rosamond Skypark is a privately-owned and operated residential skypark located in Southern California’s Antelope Valley at an elevation of 2,415 feet MSL. The airport is located just west of the Edwards Airforce Base and Restricted Airspace and just below … Continue reading

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Commercial Certificate as of April 14th, 2021

On April 14th, 2021, I passed the commercial pilot practical test and officially became a commercial pilot. A commercial pilot certificate replaces the private pilot certificate and allows one to operate an airplane for compensation. Here are the minimum flight … Continue reading

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Chandler & Buckeye, Arizona – KCHD KBXK

To meet the flight experience requirements for the commercial pilot certificate one must log a 300 nautical mile solo cross country flight, with at least 3 landing points, and one of the legs being of at least 250 nautical miles. … Continue reading

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Mojave Air and Space Port – KMHV

The flight to Mojave Air and Space Port served a couple purposes. First, I haven’t landed here so it fit my mission to land at all of the public airports in California. Second, I’m working on earning a Commerical Rating … Continue reading

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Instrument Rated as of June 13th, 2020

On June 13th, 2020, I passed the Instrument checkride and officially became an Instrument Rated pilot. While all my flying has in some way or another prepared me for instrument flying, my formal training for this rating started in the … Continue reading

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Van Nuys – KVNY

Van Nuys airport was the second of three approaches to meet the flight experience requirements towards an instrument rating. After departing Meadows Filed – Bakersfield on an instrument flight plan, we flew the VOR-B approach and landed on 16 Right … Continue reading

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Meadows Bakersfield – KBFL

Meadows – Bakersfield is located in Class D airspace North of Los Angeles and in the southern part of the California’s Central Valley. The airport is serviced with two parallel runways 12/30 at an elevation of 510 feet and provides … Continue reading

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Instrument Rating – Training

One of my aviation goals is to acquire additional ratings and certificates. For some time, I’ve been thinking about starting my training for the Instrument Rating. In August of 2019, I decided that the best way to “start the clock” … Continue reading

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Imperial County: KIPL

Imperial County airport is located south of the Salton Sea, five miles east of the El Centro Naval Air Facility, and within an array of Military Operation Areas (MOA) and Restricted Airspace . The airport has two runways that are … Continue reading

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