Author Archives: Phil Anady

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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Agua Caliente: L54

Agua Caliente is an unattended airstrip located in the beautiful and rugged Anza Borrego Desert. The airstrip is within walking distance of Agua Caliente County Park which has geothermal hot spring pools and campsites.  The airstrip is relatively short at … Continue reading

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Santa Monica: KSMO

Santa Monica is a towered airport located in Class Delta (D) airspace just north of Los Angeles International Airport.  The airport has a single runway 4,973ft long and aligned 03/21. The airfield dates back to post World War One and was … Continue reading

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Ontario: KONT

Ontario International Airport is a large airport primarily used by commercial operators and air taxis. The airport is located within Class C Airspace and operates two parallel runways. 26R/8L is 12,198ft and 26L/8R is 10,200ft long. For this flight, I … Continue reading

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Young Eagles Flight – 04.15.17 & 05.13.17

On Saturday April 15th and May 13th, students from SJVA’s Aviation club took flight as part of the EAA Young Eagles Program.

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Calexico: KCXL

Calexico airport is about 122 miles east of San Diego and 62 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. This airport is unique in that it parallels within yards of the United States / Mexico border thus the portmanteau name Calexico. Calexico … Continue reading

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