Sitting in Cockpits a Long Time

by on August 1, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I listened to a podcast that happened to be the 100th episode of that particular aviation podcast. The speakers on the podcast related some of their 100th aviation events – their 100th flight, 100th hour of cross-country flying, etc.

That got me thinking about those events in my flight career. Most of them happened a while ago, so I dug out my logbooks and looked them up. Believe it or not, I still have the original logbook that recorded my first training flight in August of 1968 – while I was still a cadet at the USAF Academy. My how time flies…

Here are the ones I could think of and then find in my logbooks:

100th Aviation Event

EventDateAircraftFlight
100th FlightDecember 1969Cessna T-37BUSAF Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) - Instrument Training
100th Flight HourDecember 1969Cessna T-37BUSAF Undergraduate Pilot Training Student
100th LandingOctober 1969Cessna T-37BUSAF Undergraduate Pilot Training Student
100th Flight Hour as PICFeb 1971Fairchild C-123KTan Son Nhut AB to Bien Hoa AB to Binh Thuy AB to Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN
100th Hour of Flight Instruction ReceivedJanuary 1970Cessna T-37BWebb AFB, TX to Tinker AFB, OK - Navigation/Cross-Country Instruction
100th Flight Hour of Flight Instruction GivenJuly 1972Cessna T-37BInstructor Pilot USAF UPT, Basic VFR Training Flight - Traffic Patterns
100th Flight Hour - Simulated Instrument (Hood)March 1974Cessna T-37BWebb AFB, TX - Instrument Currency Flight with Safety Pilot
100th Simulator Training HourFebruary 1982Lockeed C-5ATravis AFB, CA - Instrument Currency
100th Flight Hour - Actual InstrumentJuly 1982Lockheed C-5AClark AB, Philippines to Diego Garcia, BIOT
100th Instrument Approach FlownMarch 1972Cessna T-37BRandolph AFB, San Antonio, TX - Student, USAF Pilot Instructor Training
100th Combat Flight HourMarch 1971Fairchild C-123KTan Son Nhut Air Base (AB), Republic of Viet Nam (RVN)
100th Flight Hour - Cross CountryFebruary 1971Fairchild C-123KTan Son Nhut AB to Bien Hoa AB to Nha Trang AB to Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN
100th Flight Hour - NightSeptember 1981Lockheed C-5ADiego Garcia AB, BIOT to Clark AB, Phillipines
100th Flight Hour - SoloNovember 1974Temco Swift GC-1BHoward County Airport, TX (Big Spring, TX) - Local Area Flight
100th Flight Hour - Temco SwiftSeptember 1973Temco Swift GC-1BEctor County, Odessa, TX to Howard County, Big Spring, TX
100th Hour in current aircraft (Temco Swift, GC-1B)September 2012Temco Swift GC-1BMinden, NV to Reno-Stead, NV - 2-ship Formation
BONUS:

10,000th Flight Hour
April 2009Boeing B-747-400Nagoya, Japan to Detroit, MI

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